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Through a renewed partnership agreement, Mycronic will include Aegis Software's FactoryLogix NPI as the main programming interface for its MY700 Jet Printer and Jet Dispenser. The tailor-made software, branded as FactoryLogix Express, will also have the capability to prepare data for Mycronic's range of pick-and-place machines, through an optional TPSys output interface.
"The MY700 is the industry's fastest jet dispensing platform, capable of shooting a vast range of media including solder paste at speeds up to 300 dots per second. Aegis' powerful FactoryLogix software provides the type of versatile and field-proven NPI capability that makes the MY700 an unbeatable solution for both high-mix and high-speed dispensing applications," says Clemens Jargon, VP Global Dispensing.
"We are extremely proud to be part of Mycronic's unique offering," says Jason Spera, CEO of Aegis Software. "Mycronic and Aegis have a long history of cooperation, going back more than 15 years. It’s with great pleasure we now see this cooperation continued and strengthened for the benefit of our mutual customers."
As part of the agreement, Mycronic will provide an upgrade path for earlier generation machines, enabling MY500 and MY600 users to also benefit from the renewed partnership.
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