Stencil Printer offers inspection and traceability options.

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MPM Accela® comes with high-speed inspection sub-system, SpeedVision(TM), which uses camera system to manage gantry motion and field of view to perform quantitative 2D inspection of substrate and stencil at line speed. Sub-system also reports inspection results data to SPC. Along with parallel processing, printer offers product traceability and process verification options for collating SPC and inspection data to bar code values as well as capturing and recording multiple bar codes.



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Speedline Technologies to Introduce SpeedVision(TM) Inspection and Traceability Options for the MPM Accela® at ATExpo



ROSEMONT, Ill., Sept. 25 -- Speedline Technologies, the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor packaging industries, announces the demonstration of SpeedVision -- its new high-speed inspection system for the award-winning MPM Accela stencil printer, at Assembly Technology Expo (ATExpo) from September 26 to 28 in Rosemont, IL. Speedline will show this innovative inspection sub-system, in addition to product traceability and process verification options.

"These options continue to enhance the flexibility and functionality of our Accela printers to better serve customer process requirements. In the SpeedVision demo at ATExpo, we will demonstrate this fast and effective inspection method in concert with the Accela's patented parallel processing. This is a really exciting advance in printing process technology in both the quality and throughput/performance areas," said Bob Boyes, Product Marketing Manager for the Speedline MPM Accela line.

Designed with manufacturers requiring high-volume throughput and high-yield performance in mind, SpeedVision delivers quantified measurements of freshly printed paste deposits. Built upon the patented texture-based inspection algorithms used in both the BridgeVision(R) and StencilVision(TM) products, SpeedVision's innovative camera system manages both the gantry motion and the field of view to perform quantitative 2D inspection of either/both the substrate and stencil at line speed.

SpeedVision then reports the inspection results data to SPC (including BridgeVision(R) and StencilVision(TM) inspection). At ATExpo, Speedline Technologies will also demonstrate the latest in bar code traceability and process verification, including:

o Collating SPC and inspection data to unique bar code values for substrate traceability
o Capturing and recording multiple bar codes on multi-up panels; in short, discrete assembly tracking!
o Collecting bar code values with handheld readers to ensure correct and complete program, process, substrate and consumable synchronization; then utilizing these data during operation to ensure process verification for each assembly

For customers who seek fast and automated methods for improving process control, an Accela outfitted with SpeedVision is a must-see at this year's ATExpo. Witness the next great leap forward in printing at the Speedline Technologies booth ATExpo, #5702.

About Accela

Speedline's MPM Accela printer provides the accuracy, repeatability, and flexibility to meet the surging quality demands of the most complex assemblies and print processes. With this innovative stencil printer, a new standard of productivity has become a manufacturing reality -- aided by unique parallel processing and a superior design that reduces the causes of downtime, Accela achieves throughput gains of more than 20% over the nearest competitors. A winner of the Global SMT, SMT VISION, and EMAsia Innovation Awards, the Accela employs 7 patented and 5 patent-pending innovations to deliver improved throughput and reduced operating costs.

Learn more at www.speedlinetech.com/mpm/accela-videos.aspx

About Speedline Technologies

Speedline Technologies is the global leader in process knowledge and expertise for the PCB assembly and semiconductor industries. Based in Franklin, Massachusetts, U.S.A., the company markets five best-in-class brands -- Accel microelectronics cleaning equipment; Camalot dispensing systems; Electrovert wave soldering, reflow soldering, and cleaning equipment; MPM stencil and screen printing systems; and Protect global services, support, and training solutions. Speedline Technologies is Frost & Sullivan's "2005 Surface Mount Technology Company of the Year." For more information, please visit: www.speedlinetech.com/ or contact Speedline:

o USA: Speedline Technologies, 16 Forge Park, Franklin, MA 02038 USA, Tel: 1-508-520-0083, Fax: 1-508-520-2288, E-mail: info@speedlinetech.com;
o Europe: Speedline Technologies GmbH, Im Gefierth 14, 63303 Dreieich, Germany, Tel: +49 (0)6103/832-0, Fax: +49(0)6103/832-299, E-mail: info.europe@speedlinetech.com;
o Asia: Speedline Technologies Asia Pte Ltd, 150 Kampong Ampat, #05-08 KA Centre, Singapore 368324, Tel: 65-6286-6635, Fax: 65-6289-9411, E-mail: asiamarketing@speedlinetech.com.

CONTACT: Steve Martin of bold for Speedline Technologies, +1-617-909-5363, steve@wearebold.com

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