Europlacer Printer Sets New Standard in High-Mix Assembly

Europlacer has announced the ii-P7 premium stencil printer at 2024 IPC APEX EXPO.  The latest stencil printer model highlights groundbreaking features and productivity enhancements, setting a new standard in precision and efficiency for high-mix assembly environments.

Compared to Europlacer’s flagship EP710 printer, the ii-P7 offers a maintenance-free printhead with active closed-loop squeegee pressure and zero squeegee calibration. As a result, it reduces setup and changeover times. Moreover, it accommodates stencil sizes from 584 to 736mm without the need for an adaptor, further streamlining operations.

ii-P7 premium stencil printer from Europlacer

Significantly Reduces Print Cycle Time

Additionally, ii-P7 boasts impressive speed and productivity enhancements. Accordingly, it shortens print cycle time performance by 25% in standard mode and by more than 50% with optional special motor technology. Among the practical usability improvements include an underside component clearance of 30mm. With this, it can cater to manufacturers assembling complex double-sided boards with tall underside components.

Enhanced operator experience is a key focus of ii-P7. For this purpose, it features improved cover support ergonomics and a large 22-inch touchscreen monitor. The printer runs on the upgraded Europlacer OS (iiPS) software, offering intuitive step-and-repeat functions and faster commissioning procedures.

Significant enhancements to the underscreen cleaning process improve print quality and process control. Improved paper management and fluid control, supported by an external solvent tank, streamline operations. An optional single-pass wet-dry-vacuum underscreen cleaner reduces cleaning process time by 33%, while a quick-change cassette system enables seamless paper roll replacement in seconds.

Moreover, the ii-P7 printhead has been fully re-engineered to deploy EuroGlide contoured premium squeegee blades. This provides integrated paste containment and easy blade swap and setup.

Factory-wide connectivity is central to Europlacer’s design ethos, with IPC-CFX and Hermes-compliant protocols built into the ii-P7. Remote machine status monitoring and predictive consumable replenishment functions are fitted as standard.

The all-new platform design eliminates cooling fans, enhancing maintenance ease, quiet operation, and overall reliability.

-13 May 2024-