MYDATA announces first stencil-free solder paste printer
Oct 04, 2005
At this year's Productronica trade show in Munich (A5:337), MYDATA automation will unveil its latest solution for flexible production.
The MY500 jet printer is described as the SMT industry's first stencil-free printer. This revolutionary new concept for applying solder paste to PCBs is said to offer many advantages over the industry's standard screen printer.
The MY500 gets its name from it speed. It uses a patented Jet Printing Technology to shoot volumes of solder paste at 500 dots per second (1.8 million dots/h). With the MY500, the electronics manufacturing industry can more quickly optimize solder paste application process, thereby increasing quality and significantly lowering costs.
Because the MY500 Jet Printer needs no stencils, operators can change the print program in a matter of seconds. Furthermore, they can control the volume of solder paste deposits for each pad - an ‚Äėon-demand' benefit that is not possible with conventional screen printers.
According to MYDATA CEO M√•rten Lundberg, the MY500 is without a doubt the most important innovation in the company's 20-year history. "Since 1986, when MYDATA first launched its pick-and-place machine, we've always placed a strong emphasis on R&D. The MY500 is the result of a lot of hard work and research into how to make the SMT process more flexible and therefore more efficient. It is both the answer to an industry demand today and a necessity for a future in which new technology will call for an increased freedom in PCB design."