Manual Printer: Apex FA offers the PBT Uniprint manual SMT printer. This model is perfect for prototypes, New Product Introduction (NPI), and very low-volume manufacturing facilities.
Semi-Auto Printer: For increased production capabilities, Apex offers the G0-23 and Go-29 and Semi-Auto FA-23 series
LED – Big PCB Printer: The PBT Go-LED offers low cost Semi-Auto 48″ PCB printing
This stencil printer is a heavy duty, manually operated unit with optional guided squeegee assembly; enables accurate prints down to .4mm (16 mil) lead or ball components.
UNIPRINT machines are available in a modular design for the printing of solder paste, glues, solder masks and inks and are available in standard and large sizes.
Can be upgraded from basic hand printing to guided squeegee printing for different tasks.
The machine has X,Y, and Theta table adjustments.
The special preloaded positioning mechanism performs very precise adjustments within the range of +/- 6mm and +/- 2.5 degrees rotation.
The upper frame is precisely aligned to the lower frame by means of a ball fitting in a bushing, to eliminate any affect from wear on machine precision.
The upper frame is finely balanced with a gas-spring strut, and the balancing forces can be easily adjusted.
PCB Fixturing: There are several different print table options for PCB fixturing:
The S version is a flat table, with corner pieces or a customized nest registering the PCB
Built in vacuum channels are available in various combinations to securely locate the board during printing
The V version is a flat table with vacuum holes (capt: Suitable for flex boards)
The G version is a grooved table with adjustable pins and vacuum holes, enabling precise snap-off
The M version is available for double-sided PCBs, and includes vacuum and free pins to support the PCB
An optional mylar registration frame increases the accuracy for print alignment and allows production of assemblies with fine down to 0.4 mm (16 mil) pitch
Both space-saver tensioning frames and standard tubular stencil frames can be used
The Guided squeegee assembly option provides better uniformity and eliminates influence of the operator to ensure a pre-defined print angle and print pressure (adjustable with a spring). The guided squeegee is recommended for fine-pitch printing and can either be ordered with the machine or retrofitted later. By pulling or pushing the handle, the squeegees are automatically set into the working position. When the handle is in the vertical position it is locked, preventing movement of the assembly.
Main features of the guided squeegee are:
|General Specs||Uniprint||Uniprint P (large)|
|Size of print table (L x W x H)||340 x 420mm ( 13.4” x 16.5”)||510 x 510mm (20” x 20”)|
|Stencil frame size (depends on clamping system||W: 310-438mm (12.2”- 17.2”), L: 480-497mm (18.9” – 19.6”)||W: 380-608mm (15”- 23.9”), L: 600mm (23.6”)|
|Board size max (with guided squegee||280 x 290mm (11” x 11.4”)||370 x 420mm (14.5” x16.5”)|
|Total accuracy of system||+/- 20 micron|
|Alignment range of table||X, Y axis : +/- 6 mm Theta: +/- 2.5 degrees|
|Guided squeegee adjustable force||10 – 50 N|
|Dimensions of Printer||470 x 690 x 260mm (18.5” x 27.2” x 10.2”)||680 x 800 x 350mm (26.8” x 31.5” x 13.8”)|
|Air Requirement||Only with optional vacuum fixturing|
|Weight||25 kg (55 lbs)||33 kg (72.6 lbs)|
Semi-automatic off line stencil printing machine for printing single side boards. Suitable for printing LED strip panels in lighting production up t0 48″ long.
|Type||Long board Semi-Auto Printer|
|Board size max||1400 x 420mm (55.1” x 16.5”)|
|Stencil frame size||1500 x 600 x 40 (59″ x 23.6″ x 1.5″)|
|Board Thickness||.5-4mm (.020 to .157”)|
|Print Area||1200 x 350w standard, x 410w- optional (47.2″ x 13.8″w standard, x 16.1″ optional)|
|Typical cycle time (excluding print stroke)||10-20s|
|Print Pressure – manual control||2-5 bar (40-100N)|
|Dimensions of Machine||1730 x 930 x 720mm (68″ x 37″ x 28″)|
|Power Requirement||220v, single phase, 150va|
|Air Requirement||.6-.8 Mpa|
|Control System||PLC Touchscreen|
|Printing Speed||30-200mm/s (approx 1″ – 8″/s)|
|Weight||160 kg (352 lbs)|
Semi- automatic off line stencil printing machine with camera aided alignment. Go-23 will handle 23″ stencils, and the Go-29 handles 29″ stencils. Ideal for small productions of SMT assemblies. Capable of printing small chips and BGA/CSPs with pitch down to 0.3mm. Motorized squeegee and table drive assures high quality and repeatable print results.
|Type||23″ stencil size Semi-Auto Printer||29″ stencil size Semi-Auto Printer|
|Board size max||510 x 420mm (20.1” x 16.5”)||620 x 550mm (23.6” x 21.7”)|
|Stencil frame size max||650 x 610 x 33 (25.6″ x 24″ x 1.3″)||762 x 780 x 40 (30″ x 30.7″ x 1.6″)|
|Board Thickness||.5-4mm (.020 to .157”)||.5-4mm (.020 to .157”)|
|Print Area||440 x 400w standard, 480 x 400w- optional (17.3″ x 15.7″w standard, 18.9″ x 15.7″w optional)||600 x 540mm (23.6″ x 21.2″)|
|Typical cycle time (excluding print stroke)||10-20s||10-20s|
|Print Pressure – manual control||2-5 bar (40-100N)||2-5 bar (40-100N)|
|Dimensions of Machine||745 x 985 x 695mm (29.3″ x 39″ x 27.3″)||895 x 1135 x 695mm (35.2″ x 44.7″ x 27.3″)|
|Power Requirement||220v, single phase, 150va||220v, single phase, 150va|
|Air Requirement||.6-.8 Mpa||.6-.8 Mpa|
|Control System||PLC Touchscreen||PLC Touchscreen|
|Printing Speed||20-150mm/s (approx 3/4″ – 6″/s)||20-150mm/s (approx 3/4″ – 6″/s)|
|Weight||100 kg (220 lbs)||128 kg (281 lbs)|
This stencil printer has electronic squeegee pressure control and double table separation speed. Semi-auto functionality allows easy loading and unloading of the PCB on the sliding table on the front.
The A23 has a camera fiducial vision system with manual alignment. The FA23 has a camera fiducial vision system with motorized automatic stencil to PCB alignment.
PCB slides in to print and out post print
Max printing area for 23” Stencil
Highly flexible for small-/medium-size production
Fast setup for new and repeated products
Low separation speed
Programmable print-gap and print-modes
All print parameters are programmable
Different user levels
Dual-speed table separation
Through-stencil vision system
|Board size max||410 (440 opt) x 390mm (16.1”(17.3” opt) x 15.3”)|
|Stencil frame size||W: 584mm (23”), L: 584-680mm (23” – 26.8”)|
|Board Thickness||.5-4mm (.020 to .101”)|
|Total accuracy of system||+/- 20 micron, 3 sigma||+/- 20 micron (manual)|
|Alignment range of table||X, Y axis : +/- 5 mm Theta: +/- 2.5 degrees|
|Squeegee adjustable force||1 –3 N/cm (2.5 – 7.6 N/”)|
|Dimensions of Printer||860 x 846 x 1416mm (33.9” x 33.3” x 55.7”)|
|Power Requirement||230v, 150 va|
|Air Requirement||.6 Mpa oil-free|
|Control System||PC controlled Windows 7 OS|
|Print Speed||10-99 mm/s (.4 – 4.4 in./s)|
|Weight||220 kg (484 lbs)|