Transition Automation Inc., known globally as the innovative creator of Permalex metal squeegee blades and PrinTEK series benchtop SMT printing machines, announces the launch of the new PrinTEK PRO MP-1818-V, a high-precision, configurable, controllable printer that’s designed specifically for the SMT printing professional, someone who is focused on process development and serious high value production without excess cost.
Priced at under $22,000 fully loaded, but without extraneous features, the new PrinTEK PRO MP-1818-V at first glance is basic and open-format; it prints a large area, yet it is a tabletop printer, and its high repeatability, configurability, and precision come from its unique features that make it easy to set up and use while delivering high performance.
“PrinTEK PRO is designed for the SMT printing professional, hence the designation ‘PRO’,” says Mark J. Curtin, President, and also its developer. “If I were in the SMT production business, I would certainly choose this model to prove out critical productions. In fact, the user has much more control over the process, in part due to the ability to see everything clearly, and also the attention to a flat, rigid yet easy setup, and comfortable tooling.”
“Unlike far more costly automated printing machines where in general a process is tedious to set up, ours is easy and gives the operator complete visibility and control,” Curtin adds. “Too often, print quality is compromised simply because of the ordeal and toil of setup. This is a printer that will make the average SMT printing machine operator a Master of high-quality, high value production at a fraction of the cost of automated equipment. That equipment often leaves its promises unfulfilled due to the painstaking requirements of training and setup.”