EMS installs DEK Horizon 03iX

Thatcham, UK – Electronic Manufacturing Solutions Limited (EMS) announced today the installation of a new DEK Horizon 03iX with Hawkeye 750 post print verification.

The DEK Horizon printing platform is the recognised global leader in SMT paste printing, with market leading quality and unbeatable machine and process alignment capability.

EMS’ Managing Director, Bernard Chubb is very happy with the latest investment, “I think this is a major milestone in the investment, development and growth of EMS, the quality and consistency of the DEK Horizon platform is second to none and is an excellent addition to the EMS production portfolio”.

The DEK Horizon 03iX is a fully scalable and customisable platform allowing further options to be added as and when required, to increase throughput and core cycle time.  At the time of installation the DEK Horizon 03iX options selected by EMS include;

  • HD Grid-Lok flexible tooling – for optimum underside support to maintain precise paste on pad volume.
  • Under Stencil Cleaner with Vacuum – for maximum process flexibility and reliability to ensure consistent process yields.
  • Hawkeye 750 – for post print paste on pad inspection to ensure consistency and reliability of pasting with the flexibility to adjust the inspection level to suit the application and match production feedback.

“The DEK Horizon is an excellent investment for EMS, paste printing is arguably the most critical stage in the SMT process.  The DEK Horizon’s market leading process and machine alignment capability to 6 sigma levels is exceptional and a clear indicator of EMS’ dedication to quality and reliability.  Coupled to this is the excellent Instinctiv V9 touch screen user interface which provides excellent setup and turnaround times” said EMS’ Technical Manager, Jonathan Plummer.

With a new DEK Horizon 03Ix, EMS is again proving its commitment to an on-going investment strategy; the Horizon is already the third capital investment of 2012.

ASM (DEK) Horizon 03iX Stencil Printer