Squeegees suit fine-sphere solder paste printing.

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With Sharp Edge option, Permalex® Edge metal squeegees can deliver optimal SMT printing results in certain fine-sphere solder paste printing applications. They have tip radius of 0.003 in. that contributes to long stable printing with minimal wear of both stencil and squeegee edge. Sharp Edge variation prevents possibility of small spheres rolling under squeegee while maintaining radius that continues to extend life of product.




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Transition Automation Advances Squeegee Technology with "Sharp Edge" Enhancement



North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA, June 26, 2007 -Transition Automation, Inc. the worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Permalex® Edge metal squeegees, holder systems, and advanced self-cleaning squeegee systems, announces a new product enhancement: "Sharp Edge", designed to deliver better SMT printing results with certain fine-sphere solder paste printing applications.

With "Sharp Edge", the squeegee has a smaller tip radius than the traditional Permalex® Edge metal squeegee. The edge radius is a feature of the Permalex squeegee that contributes to long stable printing with minimal wear of both the stencil and squeegee edge. The standard radius of a Permalex squeegee is approximately 0.005 inches. The sharp edge option sets the radius closer to 0.003 inches. For certain situations, with fine solder paste spheres, there is a possibility that the small spheres may "roll-under" the squeegee, resulting in non-perfect wiping. The Sharp Edge variation will prevent this possibility while maintaining a radius that will continue to extend the life of the squeegee product. To specify this variation, the customer may simply add the code "-SE" to any existing T/A squeegee part number. There is no additional charge for this product enhancement.

Transition Automation, Inc. is a worldwide 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 by innovating the critical and high-cycle squeegee component of the SMT assembly 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: www.transitionautomation.com

Press Contact: Mark J. Curtin, President
Transition Automation, Inc
Tel. 978-670-5500
E-mail: mcurtin@transitionautomation.com

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