DEK to show breakthrough technology at APEX 2006
Jan 13, 2006
At the upcoming APEX show, visitors to the DEK booth will see first-hand how the mass imaging leader delivers 100% board verification and a record-breaking cycle time of 4 seconds.
According to the company, manufacturers no longer need to sacrifice speed for 100% post-print inspection or vice versa. DEK's innovative HawkEye(TM) and RTC(TM) (Rapid Transit Conveyor) technologies now provide this long sought-after manufacturing nirvana and combine to deliver dramatic increases in throughput and end of the line yield.
HawkEye introduces a new inspection philosophy which isolates faults through rapid good/bad verification instead of performing data-rich inspection during high-speed manufacturing. Combining HawkEye inspection technology with DEK's new RTC system is said to enable unprecedented levels of throughput and end of the line yield.
The speed at which boards can be delivered and removed from the printing phase is dramatically increased through RTC's innovative board handling technology, which is significantly different from conventional conveyor methods.
APEX visitors will be able to view the HawkEye RTC combination on board DEK's Micron-class Europa mass imaging system.
DEK's lead-free solutions, which include the award-winning VectorGuard Laser Cut Nickel frame-mounted stencil system, ProFlow® enclosed head technology and premiere Micron-class mass imaging systems, as well as the company's full range of printing systems, consumables, tooling and stencil solutions, will be on display in booth #2143.