DEK announces new addition to VectorGuard stencil range
May 25, 2007
The result of a new partnership with Tecan, DEK has announced the launch of OptiGuard, a new stencil system that extends the acclaimed VectorGuard® stencil range to deliver enhanced manufacturing flexibility
VectorGuard hasredefined the benchmark for stencil technologies with its exceptional operational flexibility, ease of use, minimal storage real-estate and inherent safety in operator handling with its protected foil edges. VectorGuard also delivers unique cost-of-ownership advantages through the elimination of frame returns for credit, recycling or foil re-tensioning.
The release of OptiGuard, a patented joint development between DEK and Tecan, represents a further extension to the VectorGuard family of products and shares the unique cost-of-ownership, flexibility and safety characteristics.
While maintaining compatibility with the standard VectorGuard frame, OptiGuard provides an alternative mounting process which is especially helpful when stepped or multi-level stencils are deployed. OptiGuard can be used with laser-cut, precision etched, laser-formed or electro-formed stencils.
OptiGuard can be purchased directly from DEK or Tecan, or any stencil manufacturer licensed to sell the OptiGuard technology.