Transition Automation Announces New Part Numbers for Direct OEM Squeegee Blade Matching

North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA, February 12, 2007: Transition Automation, Inc. has just published a new, comprehensive list of new part numbers for direct cross-reference to OEM metal squeegee blades. This complete list of new part numbers and metal blade specifications will be a helpful resource for SMT engineers who want to match their existing OEM metal blades with Transition Automation's trademark Permalex brand long-life squeegee blades. The new list is posted online at

The new cross-reference list includes popular squeegee sizes used in DEK, Speedline, Ekra and SpeedPrint factory-supplied holders. The new list bypasses the labor-intensive "measure and match" process used to specify the correct dimensions for retrofitting Transition Automation's advanced squeegee products with OEM factory holders, and adds a simple format to collect and communicate the many variations inherent in the wide variety of manufacturer blade styles, especially those with "hole patterns".

In making the announcement, Mark Curtin, President, said, "This new list is another customer-driven solution that we have added, to enhance SMT manufacturers' range of choice, and to provide them with the agility to keep their SMT equipment running at maximum efficiency without time-intensive delays replacing worn-out parts."

Transition Automation, Inc. pulls together the most advanced line of long-life squeegee products at this year's upcoming IPC PRINTED CIRCUITS EXPO - APEX & DESIGNER'S SUMMIT 2007. The company offers three tiers of metal squeegee business that comprise Transition Automation's prime business offerings: A) Long Life Blades and Replacement Shim assemblies for dual squeegee printing and for "close head" pump printing systems, B) Full Squeegee Assembly retrofits, with the company's patented Universal Squeegee Holder systems, and C) Integrated "paste management" systems with the company's innovative "virtual" self-cleaning squeegee system.

Transition Automation, Inc. is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Permalex Edge Metal Squeegees, holder systems and advanced self-cleaning squeegee systems. Founded in 1989, Transition Automation, Inc. continues to advance the state of the art in surface mount solder paste printing, with innovations in the critical and high cycle squeegee component of the SMT process. The company is located at 101 Billerica Avenue, Building 5, North Billerica, MA 01862. Phone: 978-670-5500; Toll-Free U.S.: 800-648-3338; Fax 978-670-2300, Web: . For more information or pricing, visit

Mark J. Curtin, President
Transition Automation, Inc
Tel. 978-670-5500

All Topics