New at the 2019 Productronica: DEK TQ
Innovative printing platform sets new standards
Munich, Nov. 12, 2019 – With its DEK TQ, technology leader ASM presents its latest generation of stencil printers at the 2019 Productronica trade fair (booth A3/377). The completely redesigned printing platform sets records in performance and precision. For example, with its outstanding core cycle time of five seconds, the DEK TQ stands for maximum throughput in a footprint of only 1.3 by 1.0 meters. And with its precise linear drives, off-belt printing, new clamping systems and a newly developed printhead it achieves an accuracy rating of ±17.5 µm @ 2 Cpk. ASM also managed to minimize the need for operator assists with an average time of 8 hours between them. In addition, the DEK TQ features exceptional investment protection. Thanks to its open interfaces, it can be integrated into the smart SMT factory quickly and easily.
At the center of the ASM booth, Productronica visitors can see on a high-speed line with dual conveyors how the state-of-the-art DEK TQ stencil printer, in a Back to Back (B2) setup interacts with the high-precision ASM ProcessLens SPI system to set new benchmarks in quality and throughput. Functions like off-belt printing, new clamping systems and an innovative printhead with faster and more accurate squeegee pressure control deliver a wet printing accuracy (measured by an external system) rating of ±17.5 µm @ 2 Cpk, making the ASM printing platform the ideal module for 0201 metric components and modern ultra-fine-pitch applications.
Compact and powerful with just one assist per shift
The completely revised and extremely robust machine design has a footprint of only 1.3 by 1.0 meters. Fast, precise linear drives, a new three-stage conveyor and the latest generation of the ASM NuMotion control system with optical fiber wiring reduce the core cycle time to as little as five seconds. With features like these, the DEK TQ sets the new industry benchmark for floorspace performance, making it the ideal platform for high-volume production environments.
The DEK TQ reduces operator assists and related line stops to a new minimum, because the innovative platform is optionally equipped with a fully integrated automatic paste dispenser (DEK Automatic Paste Dispenser), paste height control (DEK Paste Height Control), and a newly developed, highly efficient understencil cleaning system with an extra-large fabric roll, easily replaceable cleaning units, and a new fluid dispensing system. As a result, the average time between operator assists has been increased to up to 8 hours.
“The number and duration of assists play a significant role in the total costs of the printing process. With the DEK TQ, we enable electronics manufacturers for the first time to reduce these assists to only one per shift on average. This feature and the machine’s high throughput rating deliver exceptionally high productivity in volume production – all in the smallest possible space and with maximum precision and reliability,” says Jens Katschke, solutions marketing manager at ASM, about the Productronica premiere of the company’s latest DEK printer platform.
Flexible interfaces for the smart integrated factory
The DEK TQ is equally future-oriented and open with regard to its connectivity. To exchange data with other line components or higher-level IT systems, the printing platform features a multitude of standard interfaces such as IPC Hermes 9852, Closed-Loop-to-SPI, ASM OIB, and IPC CFX, making it a perfect fit for ASM’s concept of the integrated smart SMT factory.
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