Board Assembly System converts from manual to automatic.

Press Release Summary:

Designed with focus on process adaptability, Grid-Lok(TM) Silver enables assembly specialists to begin with manual version and, through few modifications, convert to fully automatic system. Functionality allows for operation in manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic mode. With benefits of automatic board support technology, system delivers adaptable and stable underside support for miniaturized devices. Modular design permits scaling to handle various board sizes without any damage.

Original Press Release:

Ovation Expands Grid-Lok(TM) Portfolio with the Addition of Grid-Lok Silver

Bethlehem, PA -- Building on its award-winning Grid-Lok(TM) technology, Ovation has developed and made commercially available a convertible, manual-to-automatic Grid-Lok system called Grid-Lok Silver.

Recognizing that not all manufacturing operations require automatic tooling systems, - at least initially -- Grid-Lok Silver has been designed with process adaptability in mind. Assembly specialists can begin with the manual version and, through a few cost-effective modifications, can then convert Grid-Lok Silver modules to a fully automatic system. With the highest pin stroke in its class, Grid-Lok Silver delivers the ultimate in tooling height and control among single height systems. Currently, Grid-Lok Silver is the only market-ready automatic tooling solution that allows for operation in one of three working modes: manual, semi-automatic or fully automatic.

Built on the Grid-Lok platform, Grid-Lok Silver offers all of the proven benefits of Ovation's automatic board support technology, delivering adaptable, stable, cost-effective underside support for highly miniaturized devices. The system is simple and fast to set-up, reconfigurable and provides maximum board stability throughout the entire production process, from screen printing to component placement to inspection. It's streamlined modular design means Grid-Lok can easily be scaled up or down to handle a variety of board sizes with the capability to support even today's most delicate devices with absolutely no damage. With Grid-Lok, product changeover is quick and the technology is far more cost-effective than dedicated fixture plates or traditional magnetic tooling pins. What's more, Grid-Lok allows new product introductions (NPIs) to be run in minutes instead of waiting weeks for the manufacture of dedicated tooling plates. In today's ever-shrinking time-to-market window, the speed and adaptability provided by Grid-Lok deliver a measurable competitive edge.

"With Grid-Lok Silver, we've simply taken our proven technology and given manufacturers even more latitude," concludes Mark Briant, Ovation Sales Manager for Asia and the Americas. "Assembly specialists can now easily and affordably move from manual to automatic board support - all with a single system."

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About Ovation Products
Ovation Products is an advanced technology developer that places particular emphasis on engineering solutions that improve equipment efficiency, enhance productivity and lower overall cost of ownership. Pioneer of the award-winning Grid-Lok(TM), HD Grid-Lok(TM) and Magna-Print(TM) technologies, Ovation Products has OEM partnerships with many market-leading equipment suppliers and its technology solutions are installed at leading OEM and EMS manufacturing sites worldwide.

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