Panasonic System Solutions – Process Automation Wins NPI Award for Paperless Cleaning Innovation of the Screen Printing Process

March 19, 2018 – Rolling Meadows, IL – Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation has won a New Product Introduction (NPI) Award for its SPV Paperless Cleaning Technology. The distinguished award for Process Innovation was accepted by the company’s GM of Technical Operations, Michael Cieslinkski, at a ceremony during IPC APEX in San Diego, CA. Mr. Cieslinkski commented, “Panasonic System Solutions – Process Automation is honored to receive this award in recognition of our mission to deliver innovative and cost-effective hardware, software and process solutions to any size market”.

The SPV-DC Dual Screen Printer now features Panasonic’s patent-pending paperless cleaning solution¬. It introduces a new industry standard for eco-friendly operation by reducing waste while increasing user cost-savings. The new cleaning option completely eliminates paper from the screen printing process. The state-of-the-art squeegee system cleans the bottom surface of stencils with superior performance relative to traditional stencil cleaning solutions.

The breakthrough paperless cleaning technology combines six squeegee blades and an innovative vacuum system, creating a sweeping motion across the bottom of the stencil surface and removing any solder and chemical debris. By pioneering new capabilities not previously offered in cleaning technology, Panasonic improved quality and boosted performance, with easy-to-clean squeegee blades designed to last up to 400,000 cycles and exchangeable in seconds. Maintenance downtime is now virtually eliminated with this revolutionary technology.

In comprehensive field testing of Panasonic’s paperless cleaning technology, first pass yield results showed a 1.75% improvement compared to traditional paper and chemical cleaning solutions for a range of apertures, including those in 0402 metric chips, .4mm CSP and .4mm QFP componentry. The introduction of the SPV-DC paperless cleaning option is another milestone in Panasonic’s pursuit to provide complete, smart solutions that lower customer material and labor costs and are eco-friendly.

Sponsored by Circuits Assembly, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are awarded by a distinguished panel of industry experts.

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About Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation
Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America – Process Automation, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for semiconductor and device packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.

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