DEK's imaging platform is Assembly Solution of the Year
Oct 05, 2004
DEKâ€™s new Micron-class high accuracy mass imaging platform is the Assembly Solution of the Year, judges at the Electronic Industry Design Awards have decided.
The important technologies designed into the Micron-class, which includes the Europa and Galaxy configurations, caught the panelâ€™s imagination over strong entries by other equipment and material developers.
â€śThe Micron-class is architected to deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy for the coming generations of SMT and semiconductor package assembly,â€ť said DEKâ€™s Rich Heimsch. â€śIt is the result of our One Generation Ahead design philosophy. Perhaps more importantly, our innovations to maximise uptime and reduce cost of ownership, including some unique application of Control Area Network and Internet technologies, will change the operator and ownership experience forever.â€ť
These technical assistance and process support resources, being tightly linked with the mass imaging platform itself, were a key reason for Micron-classâ€™ success. The revolutionary DEK Instinctiv user interface now allows operators to confidently control extremely complex processes with less training than before.
Features including intuitive graphical displays for consumable levels, with an indication of actual time before replenishment of solder paste, solvents and USC rolls allow operators to control the new machines more efficiently than ever before. On-board error recovery maximises up-time and allows non-expert staff to quickly take the optimal corrective action to restore full process functionality.
â€śDEKâ€™s Micron-class is indeed the manufacturing solution of the year, and I am delighted that EID has recognised this by presenting the award to Galaxy at the EID awards dinner,â€ť concluded Heimsch.