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Publication Date: 02/1/2010
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DEK Printer Includes Print Verification
Print system with verification.
Rolling Meadows, IL — DEK has launched Sentinel, described as a breakthrough productivity-enhancing solution that lowers the cost of achieving more good boards from the stencil printing process. The new system is designed to improve yield without impacting cycle time, by allowing printing and high-speed inspection to run concurrently. According to the company, it is exceptionally easy to use and simple to set up, and is unusual in having been specifically developed for use by print platform operators, not engineers.

Deploying next-generation inspection technology based on the company's HawkEye® post-print inspection tool, Sentinel integrates the company's platform expertise with 100 percent inspection at the line beat rate to fully safeguard productivity.

Sentinel incorporates innovative features such as full input and output verification along with 100 percent inspection.

In addition, the machine includes the company's Verification and Traceability to enable complete traceability of materials, processes and the printed boards themselves — a mandate in many high value and accuracy-critical applications typical of the automotive, medical, defense, aerospace and subsea equipment sectors. With Sentinel, board and pad level traceability data are available for post-print analysis and process trend identification.

Sentinel is controlled by the company's Instinctiv V9 user interface, which delivers uncomplicated and rapid set-up along with its intuitive operator prompts and guidance. It offers high speed paste on pad, bridge detection and alignment capabilities. Vision coverage of the Sentinel inspection technology operates at an unequaled 36,000mm2 per second — an impressive figure that is instrumental in permitting the inspection process to keep pace with the fast cycle times of the company's print platforms.

Contact: DEK, 1785 Winnetka Circle, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-368-1155 Web:

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