Solder paste printing is arguably the most important step in the SMT production process. The trend to towards smaller components makes it more difficult to achieve accurate, repeatable printing particularly on small hand operated machines.
This all changes with the Miniko.
Compact in size, precise and easy to use, this printer takes away the uncertainty associated with hand printing or manually operated printers. All functions of the printer are controlled via the simple to use graphical interface. Operators need no specialist training. Stencil alignment is precise and quick and is further enhanced with our optional twin camera manual vision alignment system which allows the user to view the board and stencil simultaneously. An optional laser pointer on each camera allows easy indication of the camera’s position.
As standard, each product’s printing parameters are automatically saved to flash memory card. An almost unlimited number of products can be saved in this way.
The printer provides:
- Programmable print parameters including printing speed and pressure.
- Programmable board from stencil separation speed and distance.
- Twin squeegee printing with independent control of printing pressures.
- Full motorised control of all stages of the printing process.
- All product files saved to removable Micro SD flash card.
- Extensive built-in machine diagnostics.
- User interface available in English, German and French – others available on request.
- Pneumatic clamping system for fast, secure stencil retention.
- Through-stencil alignment with optional vision system.
- Fast board changes with easy and precise tooling design.
- Optional vacuum tooling available.
- Double sided printing.
Simple Low Cost Maintenance
From its inception the Miniko printer has been designed for minimal maintenance and low running costs.
The 90-240 Vac single phase power supply and motor control board are easily accessible allowing fast modular replacement.
Tracking down possible problems is made easier with the extensive diagnostic menu found in the user interface.
Flexibility and Absolute Precision
The Miniko is a fully programmable precision printer small enough in design to be placed on a table making ideally suited for prototype or small batch printing. Optionally, the printer can be supplied with a robust stand-alone metal stand.
The servo motor controlled printer allows for repeatable, faster set-up and change over times; not forgetting superior print quality.
The Miniko is designed to print single and double-sided PCBs but can also accommodate ceramics and foils through the use of the optional vacuum tooling. An extra attribute of the printer is the ability to provide borderless printing on substrates up to 450 x 460mm.