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Alpha Assembly Solutions 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 will be on display at the productronica exhibition in Munich, Germany at the Alpha Assembly Solutions booth in Hall B3 Booth #272. For further information please visit the Alpha website.
*compared to foil mounted on ALPHA Tetra Master Frame during standard print trial testing
About Alpha Assembly Solutions
Alpha Assembly Solutions, a MacDermid Performance Solutions Business, is the global leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of innovative specialty materials used in a wide range of industry segments, including electronics assembly, power electronics, die attach, LED lighting, photovoltaics, semiconductor packaging, automotive and others.
With a unique global presence in over 30 locations throughout the Asia Pacific, Americas and Europe regions, Alpha supplies a full line of ALPHA electronics assembly material products, including Solder Paste, Exactalloy Solder Preforms, Cored Solder Wire Solder, Wave Soldering Fluxes, Bar Solder Alloys, and Stencils. It offers die attach product technologies to the power electronics segment in its Argomax, Atrox and Fortibond brands.
For the LED segment, Alpha offers its Lumet products covering applications from die attach to systems assembly in the LED manufacturing process. Alpha also offers product technologies for the Photovoltaic segment, including high performance liquid fluxes and solder alloys for producing standard ribbon and bus bar, as well as, solder pastes, cored wire, conductive adhesives and preforms for use in PV module assembly. Also, Alpha’s Advanced Materials unit is the leader in electronic polymers and solder materials for semiconductor packaging applications.
Since its founding in 1872, Alpha has been committed to developing and manufacturing the highest quality specialty materials. For more information, click here.