Sales of DEK's VectorGuard reach 700 units
Dec 12, 2005
DEK has announced total sales of its VectorGuard(TM) system for frameless stencils have now exceeded 700 units world-wide since its introduction in 2004, with the technology following an aggressive roadmap that will catalyse ongoing efficiency and performance enhancements.
New VectorGuard variants are also scheduled, featuring enhanced traceability technologies and semiconductor wafer-level resolution.
Speaking from the DEK booth at Productronica 2005, VectorGuard product manager Michael Zahn attributed the technology's success to the extensive resources DEK has committed, including active product management to drive and co-ordinate research and development, and to build partnerships with technology developers and selected licensees. "VectorGuard delivers dramatic cost and environmental savings, and demands less physical effort from operators. Hence, the technical credentials are beyond question, but still a technology needs the commitment of all involved to reach its full potential in all markets world-wide."
"We listen intensively to all members of this global team, to improve the performance and extend the applications of the VectorGuard frame system and foils," Zahn explained. "The imperative is to deliver innovations in rapid succession; a goal that can only be met by the intensive, directed focus of all involved.
Currently, 70% of VectorGuard frames in service are used within Europe. "VectorGuard will continue to advance quickly, in performance terms as well as the capabilities and processes supported," added Zahn. "Our roadmap will enable VectorGuard to deliver the best performing, most efficient solution to the needs of an increasingly diverse range of customers globally."