Yamaha solder print squeegee innovation boost screen-print repeatability and stencil life
New Yamaha solder print squeegee increases aperture filling, reduces paste sticking and minimizes stencil wear
Yamaha Robotics SMT Section reveals a new innovative squeegee design for their 3S printing head that raises process performance and extends stencil life.
The new 3SR squeegee introduces an enhanced blade profile that improves solder-paste rolling increases aperture filling by up to 5% and ensures consistent performance as the solder-paste roll diminishes. The 3SR squeegee comes as a standard on Yamaha’s latest YRP screen printers, but it can also be fitted as a direct upgrade on YSP + YCP10 machines*.
Yamaha recorded up to 5% greater filling in tests with stencils containing apertures from 0.3 mm to 5 mm. The tests showed increased filling for all aperture sizes, and with a 25% smaller paste roll than typical practice.
The smaller roll size demonstrates reduced dependence on solder-paste mass, permitting increased process stability and reduced consumption of materials.
In addition, enhanced material properties of the 3SR squeegee ensure longer stencil life thereby sustaining process performance and reducing stencil replacement costs. Lower friction also prevents solder paste from sticking to the blade, helping to reduce stoppage time for cleaning and to minimize discarded paste.
The Yamaha 3SR squeegee increases filling power while protecting the stencil.
'The new 3SR squeegee achieves a measurable increase in aperture filling with reduced dependence on paste-roll size, ensuring greater process stability,' commented Kamil Stasiak, Product Marketing Manager EMEA SMT Section. 'It’s a valuable step forward for screen printing that can increase the pass rate at solder-paste inspection and AOI, ultimately driving up end-of-line yield.'
*The 3SR squeegee is available and can be fitted without modification to Yamaha screen printers; YRP10 - YSP10 and YSP.
The new squeegee also fits on Yamaha YCP10 screen printers, but requires manual setup. Contact us for more info on how.
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