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This squeegee selection and ordering guide includes a listing of thirty different SMT printing machine models manufactured around the world. Details corresponding universal holder and squeegee blade retrofit part numbers. Includes details of the available options for squeegee blade choices and various squeegee classes, including Full Universal Holder Assemblies, Closed Print Head blades, and Direct OEM Replacement blades. Two pages offer tips for fine pitch printing challenges. Methods are described for creating custom designed squeegees. Is available at
Transition Automation Inc.,
The SI-V200 model automatic optical inspection machine is said to be suitable for detection of inaccurate component mounting, reversed component, missing component, incorrect polarity, missing solder, bridging and solder quantity. Has a two-megapixel color CCD camera and a three-stage white ring lighting system in a cast-iron frame. When used in standard resolution (15.5μm), the field of view capacity reportedly increases by 54% compared to previous models. Said to provide availability of high-res mode (11.0μm), permitting inspection of 01005-sized components. Works in conjunction with a tele-centric lens. Uses a linear motor to drive the X axis; uses Magnascale for position control and feedback.

Sony Manufacturing Systems America Inc.,

New options to the FeederMaster system include upgraded software and an enclosed camera. The software is said to allow the user full control, including programmable zoom facility. Permits each lane to be calibrated at a selectable speed so that the initial calibration can be carried out at a speed that suits the operator and the complete feeder can still be tested at full speed later. Is said to be important for smaller components such as 0402 and 0201 passive case sizes. An optional variable LED Light Ring is available. Has motor power monitoring during calibration.

Benchmark 2.0 machine operating software enhances post-print inspection, integrates barcode scanning for product traceability and process verification, singulates processing of indexed Auer boat substrates, and supports CAMX machine data-streaming per IPC-2541. Available on MPM Accela printer. Includes SpeedVision high-speed inspection architecture that improves board area inspection quantitatively (with data), reportedly at line speeds.
Speedline Technologies,

Indium5.1AT no-clean Pb-free solder paste offers low voiding at via-in-pad (reported 5% range over many different profiles with BGAs), printability, wetting and a robust reflow profile window. Formulated to minimize impact of downtime on printed deposit volumes.
Indium Corp.,

1H20 AR3 water-based conformal coating is a high solids, fast drying, water-based acrylic for high volume, inline dip coating. Electrical properties are said to be comparable to solvent-based acrylics; adhesion properties and chemical and solvent resistance are reportedly superior. Meets MIL-I-46058C, IPC-CC-830 and UL746. Also comes as spray.

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