DEK (www.dek.com) calls its ProDEK an innovative and high-performance, closed-loop system tool designed to ensure print-performance optimization. It communicates between the DEK screen printer and solder-paste-inspection machine to identify any potential problems and is engineered to maintain consistent, repeatable, high-quality output. Features include proactive defect prevention; process optimization without manual intervention; interfaces to Koh Young, Parmi, and Cyber Optics; ability to retrofit to all DEK printers powered by the standard Instinctiv V9 user interface; and more. ProDEK monitors a configurable quantity of printed circuit boards (PCBs), sending an independently corrected, forward and reverse offset to the printer, which then adjusts paste-on-pad alignment in real time. ProDEK uses barcode-based tracking technology to ensure printed and inspected board synchronization.
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