Electronic Assembly Printers

Momentum II HiE Stencil Printer

  • The new Momentum II HiE is a single-rail stencil printer with servo motors, rather than stepper motors, driving the vision system’s X, Y, and Z axes.  Faster than steppers, servos drive the vision gantry at higher speed and thus increase throughput and cut cycle time, making the Hi-E an efficient high-volume printer. New features enable improvement in productivity, yield, versatility, and ease of use.

  • Automatic Pin Placement is MPM’s patented tooling solution that uses the vision gantry to precisely place and remove tooling pins.  The carousel holds 48 pins to match and support the largest board size.  A standard grid for single sided boards or an exact pin placement for double sided boards can be developed. Pin location can now be verified with bottom side image whether placing pins automatically or manually.

  • The MPM EnclosedFlow Print Head delivers uniform aperture filling and superb printing performance especially for fine pitch devices. It also provides substantial saving on solder paste over squeegee blade printing - in excess of 50% over blades for dramatically fast ROI.

  • The MPM patented Vision and Inspection system is a cost-effective, printer-based method to verify print and paste deposit results. The system is flexible enough to handle the complete rage of today’s most challenging components.

  • MPM’s new paste management system provides innovative tools to improve yield and enable Industry 4.0 traceability. The system includes an industry-first paste temperature monitor, measured for proper paste viscosity and a roll height monitor that now measures both upper and lower limits. All data can be recorded for board traceability. It’s a non-contact solution that can automatically add more paste.

  • The EdgeLoc system uses a side snugging technique that removes the need for top clamps which interfere with the PCB to stencil contact. The result is optimal gasketing and more volumetrically consistent edge-to-edge prints. Choose the robust EdgeLoc II with side only clamping or EdgeLoc+ which can change between edge and top clamping.  

  • Easy to learn and use for the average operator, MPM’s Benchmark software is powerful yet intuitive, and facilitates rapid setup, assists with operational tasks, and makes changeover quick and easy.  The software has been upgraded to Windows 10 and new production tools and new Quickstart programming to make it even easier to use.

  • New quick release squeegee blades make changing blades quick and easy with no tools required.  It takes less than 30 seconds to change the blade. Momentum II offers an advanced print head featuring a high precision load cell with closed loop pressure control for precise and consistent squeegee force.

  • Dispense for standard cartridges or choose the new patent-pending jar dispenser.  Paste is released in precise, measured amounts across the stencil in a clean, uniform bead.  Deposition volumes, frequency and placement are user programmable.

  • MPM’s Adjustable Stencil Shelf provides the flexibility to handle all stencil sizes with a simple adjustment of the shelf. The robust design provides better stability on all stencil sizes.

  • RapidClean is a high-speed stencil solvent cleaning innovation that slashes cycle time and improves stencil cleaning performance, especially for fine-pitch.  RapidClean reduces 3 wipe strokes to 2 and cuts cycle time by 5 – 6 seconds per print cycle over the standard wiper; and because fewer cleaning cycles are required, RapidClean can save up to $10K USD per annum in paper savings per printer.

  • Camalot Inside consists of two dispense pumps integrated into one printing machine.  Camalot Inside provides ultimate flexibility, allowing the dispensing of two different materials, or the same material (doubling dispense throughput speed) with two needle sizes to easily administer multiple dot sizes. 

Overview

The new Momentum II HiE is a single-rail stencil printer with servo motors, rather than stepper motors, driving the vision system’s X, Y, and Z axes.  Faster than steppers, servos drive the vision gantry at higher speed and thus increase throughput and cut cycle time, making the Hi-E an efficient high-volume printer. New features enable improvement in productivity, yield, versatility, and ease of use.

The Momentum II stencil printers are designed for high throughput and accuracy. MPM’s rigid frame is welded for low vibrations and major assemblies are driven by precision ball screws.  This allows for higher repeatability and greater reliability over time. 

Momentum II has an advanced print head featuring a high precision load cell with closed loop pressure control for precise and consistent squeegee force. Tighter performance tolerances mean consistent repeatability with higher yield.

Benefits and Features

Higher Speed, Higher Throughput

Machine vision inspection occupies a significant amount of time in each print cycle.  Most of that involves the physical motion of system components. By speeding component motion, we shave away cycle time, increase efficiency, and accumulate savings.

Proven Momentum Series Accuracy and Performance

Wet Print accuracy of 20µm@6σ, Cpk ≥ 2, with 6σ capability designed in and independently verified. The MPM Momentum series printers are fast, precise, and highly reliable, with performance unmatched by any other printer in their class.

Benchmark™ User Interface

Easy to learn and use for the average operator, MPM’s Benchmark software is powerful yet intuitive, and facilitates rapid setup, assists with operational tasks, and makes changeover quick and easy. The software has been upgraded to Windows 10 and new production tools and new Quickstart programming to make it even easier to use.

Enhanced Technology

AccuCheck Print Capability Verification

AccuCheck Print Capability Verification allows the printer to measure its own print capability. Users can verify the machine’s capability at any time or continuously on their own products. AccuCheck measures the actual print deposit position versus the target pad to determine a measured print offset. It is an inexpensive, reliable method of obtaining machine quality and process capability information to ensure repeatable results and optimum printing performance.

Automatic Paste Dispenser

Dispense for standard cartridges or choose the new patent-pending jar dispenser. Paste is released in precise, measured amounts across the stencil in a clean, uniform bead. Deposition volumes, frequency and 
placement are user programmable.

Automatic Pin Placement

Automatic Pin Placement is MPM’s patented tooling solution that uses the vision gantry  to precisely place and remove tooling pins. The carousel holds 48 pins to match and support the largest board size. A standard
grid for single sided boards or an exact pin placement for double sided boards can be developed.

Camalot® Inside Integrated Dispensing System

Only ITW EAE, with industry-leading core competencies in printer AND dispenser technologies, can bring both together to the customer’s advantage. Camalot Inside consists of two dispense pumps integrated into one printing machine. Camalot Inside provides ultimate flexibility, allowing the dispensing of two different materials, or the same material (doubling dispense throughput speed) with two needle sizes to easily administer multiple dot sizes.

EdgeLoc™ II Board Clamping System

The EdgeLoc system uses a side snugging technique that removes the need for top clamps which interfere with the PCB to stencil contact. The result is optimal gasketing and more volumetrically consistent edge-to-edge prints. Choose the robust EdgeLoc II with side only clamping or EdgeLoc+ which can change between edge and top clamping.  

EnclosedFlow™ Print Head

The EnclosedFlow print head offers significant process and cost advantages over printing with metal squeegee blades, particularly for fine-feature printing. Solder paste is held within an enclosed chamber, and is directly pressurized during the print stroke to provide uniform and complete aperture filling for the full range of aperture sizes and fill types.

The EnclosedFlow print head delivers superior volume/yield on fine pitch pads.  Print fine pitch features such as 01005s and 0.3 mm pitch CSPs with up to 50% greater volume and 25% lower deviation that squeegee blades.  The EnclosedFlow print head ensures optimal aperture filling for fine pitch devices and crisp uniform printing with less waste. 

MPM Vision System & Inspection

MPM’s patented printer based Vision and Inspection system is a cost-effectiveway to verify print and paste deposit results. It is flexible enough to handle the complete range of today’s most challenging components. This system measures the amount of paste covering the target pad and compares it with the required coverage. 2D inspection is integrated directly into the stencil printer to provide an immediate source of data.

OpenApps™ Architecture

MPM OpenApps features an open architecture source code which equips customers and third parties with the opportunity for developing custom interfaces in support of Industry 4.0 initiatives and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES).

Paste Height Monitor™
The Paste Height Monitor is designed to prevent defects caused by inadequate volumes of paste on the stencil. It combines advanced software and sensor technology to accurately monitor the paste bead for volume consistency. Upper and lower limit roll-height monitoring eliminates insufficient or excess paste volumes. It is a non-contact solution that can automatically add more paste to the stencil as it is needed.
Paste Temperature Monitor

Temperature monitoring ensures proper paste viscosity to avoid bridging and voiding. MPM patent-pending paste temperature monitor allows paste to be measured in the cartridge or on the stencil.

PrinTrack™

The PrinTrack feature adds traceability, data harvesting, and reporting to your printing process.  With PrinTrack, you always have an easy access to a comprehensive history, detailing: 

  • How your product was printed
  • When it was printed 
  • The process parameters used to print the board
  • All pertinent information that can be used to track products or troubleshoot the process if needed.

A flexible web reporting interface can be user-configured to produce traceability reports. 

Quick Release Squeegee

New quick release squeegee blades makes changing blades quick and easy with no tools required. It takes less than 30 seconds to change the blade.

RapidClean™ Stencil Cleaner

The RapidClean stencil cleaner is a high-speed stencil cleaning solution that improves cleaning performance and cuts cycle time. The RapidClean stencil cleaner provides precise wet/dry wipe transition and exceptional cleaning results with its paper over plenum design, venture vacuum, and patented roller solvent bar delivery system.

RapidView™ Inspection

Built on our patented optics technology, RapidView system delivers high-speed 2D inspection with device-level SPC reporting. RapidView inspection is up to three and half times faster than our standard system, can increase Field of View (FOE) 4x, and can work in conjunction with our GerberEZ Teach system.

SPI Print Optimizer

The SPI print optimizer communicates with the external Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) system to continuously monitor and auto-correct X, Y, and Theta registration on the fly to stay on target and prevent print defects.

Support Pin Placement

Pin location can now be verified with bottom side image whether placing pins automatically or manually.