Speedline Technologies Launches New Products in North America
Jan 28, 2004
MPM Maxi-Miser Pump Technology, Electrovert OmniExcel 7 Reflow Oven, MPM Gel-Flex Tooling, and MPM BridgeVision to be featured at APEX 2004"These products provide electronics manufacturers with the fastest project start-up, highest yields and uptime, and greatest flexibility and reliability," said Pierre de Villemejane, president, Speedline Technologies. "With our process and applications expertise, our systems offer the lowest cost of ownership in PCB and semiconductor manufacturing."MPM ® Gel-Flex TM Tooling is an innovative and cost-effective answer to the challenge of supporting the circuit board during the stencil printing process. Consisting of non-conductive polyurethane elastomer gel enclosed within a durable membrane shell and mounted to a magnetic base, Gel-Flex™ tooling is a true conformal board-support system. The compressible gel material provides gentle compliance to delicate bottom-side components and leads while providing firm support for the entire board surface. oThe Electrovert ® OmniExcel 7 Reflow Oven sets new operating efficiency benchmarks by consuming up to 50% less power and up to 35% less nitrogen than conventional designs. This new seven-zone oven compliments the recently introduced OmniExcel 10 zone oven to deliver a complete series of reflow systems for all production and processing needs. The new reflow oven incorporates a patent pending, self-cleaning Flux Extraction System TM (FES) that dramatically reduces maintenance requirements.The MPM ® Maxi-Miser TM Pump Technology is an innovative design that reduces materials costs, facilitates quick changeovers, and expands the range of usable materials. The pump represents a completely unique approach to paste management, featuring a smaller paste chamber that reduces material waste and compaction, and disposable inserts for simplified cleaning and reduced maintenance downtime. Improvements in product yield are achieved through proximity membrane sensing and direct pressure control, enabling accurate material deposition, especially for challenging paste-in-hole applications. The pump uses standard paste cartridges and MPM’s patent pending, pressurized printing technology to deliver quality print results. It includes a disposable, quick-change blade system, and is compatible with MPM AP Excel platforms.The MPM Enhanced 2D with BridgeVision™ is a patent-pending method of analyzing acquired images using texture for assessment of paste deposits. Coupled with 2D verification on the AP Excel TM platform and AP HiE NT (as upgrades), this fast and efficient method of identification and analysis of potential bridging defects operates simultaneously with normal 2D paste inspection. The value to the customer is to efficiently prevent this #1 concern in the printing process from continuing downstream where value would be added to the subassembly.All products are available now from Speedline Technologies distributors and representatives. The company will demonstrate these products at APEX 2004, booth number 1271.