Alpha Assembly Solutions, the world leader in the production of electronic soldering and bonding materials, has expanded the range of sizes available in the ALPHA® tensoRED® Master Tensioning Frame to now include all common printer sizes, as well as configuration options for full 29” printer openings.
ALPHA® tensoRED® was developed with the aim of reducing the total cost of ownership of stencils compared to other systems on the market. “The innovative design of ALPHA® tensoRED® creates tension in the stencil without the need of air pressure being applied to the frame,” explains Donald Corlett, General Manager Stencils at Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions business. “This results in reduced maintenance costs and downtime, as well as increased reliability.”
In addition to lowering the total cost of ownership, the product enables a higher and more even tension compared to similar systems on the market. A number of printing process benefits have been associated with higher and more even tension including, less paste smearing*, reduced variation in volume deposits* and improved positional alignment of volume deposits*.
To coincide with the extended range of sizes, a new Universal Loading Station has also been developed for the product, which can be used with all available sizes. The system requires a minimum of one loader per customer to allow stencil foils to be loaded and unloaded from the tensoRED® frame itself.
The ALPHA® tensoRED® Frame was on display at the productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany at the Alpha Assembly Solutions booth. For further information please visit the Alpha website.