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Publication Date: 10/1/2007
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Speedline Intros Next Generation Printer
MPM Momentum printer.
Franklin, MA — Speedline Technologies is showing its next generation MPM® printer, a general purpose printer with a number of technologically advanced features in common with the flagship machine, the Accela, at a price point that is geared toward the mid-market segment. According to the company, reliability, capability, flexibility and simplicity were target features.

The Momentum uses CANopen motion control and I/O architecture for signal communication and rapid motion with minimal wires and cables. Its vision system includes a high-speed USB digital camera with patented look up/look down capability, telecentric lens, and advanced lighting techniques for strong performance in both alignment and post-print inspection. Expanded inspection capabilities, such as contrast-based 2D, BridgeVision and StencilVision, all with SpeedVision, are also available. Reliability and uptime are enhanced with new, patent-pending transport and squeegee systems along with the vacuum stencil wiper and patented roller solvent bar delivery system.

Machine operation is governed by Benchmark software, a Windows®-based system, with a graphical user interface common to all new MPM printers. This easily-networked system has wizards for error recovery, machine functions and utilities along with a "never lost" sequence with Start button instructions. Operator training, setup and changeover time are all minimized with this intuitive software package. Typically, a new product file can be created in less than 10 minutes, and any existing process program can be used as a template for new files. Benchmark also facilitates data collection for SPC, process verification and production utilization. RemoteTech is a non-intrusive diagnostics package that enables remote support and troubleshooting.

The Momentum has a welded, tubular steel base frame and rigid, machined castings for stability and precision. The basic system includes a single, front-fixed rail conveyor with top clamp and centernest vacuum hold down; software-programmable squeegee; vacuum stencil wiper with solvent capability; and a 17-in., flat panel display. A wide range of board size capability is offered from 609 x 508mm to 50.8 x 50.8mm (24 x 20-in. to 2 x 2-in.). Total system accuracy and repeatability is stated at ±12.5µ at 6 sigma (Cpk greater than or equal to 2.0), with a cycle time as fast as 10 seconds (excluding print).

For more information, contact: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 508-520-0083 fax: 508-520-2288 E-mail: Web: or Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany +49 (0) 6103/832-0 fax: +49 (0) 6102/832-299 E-mail:

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