Universal Holder installs on any SMT printer.

Press Release Summary:

By eliminating support shim, upgraded Universal Permalex Holder System simplifies blade changes and helps squeegee and holder perform consistently over long duration production runs. Holder has been extended to provide optimized support to blade during large area printing. Spring loaded clamp bar extends open when loosened, giving user clear open area to insert new blade. Available in Blue, Silver, Red, and Green, holder includes sliding and floating paste retainers.

Original Press Release:

Universal Permalex Holder Design Update

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, USA, –Transition Automation, Inc., announces a new design upgrade to the Universal Permalex Holder System. The original patented holder design is now enhanced with three improvements:  First, the support shim which is commonly included is now eliminated – which maintains the holder and blade assembly in better condition after extended use.  The elimination of this extra part makes blade changes easier, and make the squeegee and holder perform more consistently over long duration production runs.  A second enhancement is that the holder has been extended to provide more support to the blade – thereby increasing performance and rigidity for large area printing.  Large area printing is becoming more common as electronics manufacturers try to maximize machine and line utilization.  This stronger squeegee holder enables better printing performance for large area printing operations – by eliminating flex and providing more support for faster printing operations.    Finally – the new universal holder includes a spring loaded clamp bar, which extends open when loosened.  By opening up – the holder gives the user a clear open area to insert the new blade which improves process repeatability. 


This new product is in stock in four standard colors:  Blue, Silver, Red and Green and is available for delivery in 3-5 days A.R.O.  The Permalex Universal Holder System is a widely used precision holder that may be installed on any SMT printer. The holder system is lightweight and includes sliding and floating paste retainers to increase SMT printer performance by keeping the solder paste neatly contained withing the print area.  


Transition Automation, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Permalex® Edge Metal Squeegees, holder systems, and advanced SMT printing 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 PrinTEK Series of SMT benchtop printers are renowned for their ability to produce high quality results for ultra-fine pitch SMT in high-mix production situations. The company is located at 5 Trader Circle, Building D, Tyngsboro, MA 01879 USA. Phone: 978-649-2400; Fax 978-649-2402, Web: www.transitionautomation.com.

Press Contact:

Alden Lewis

Vice President, Sales

Transition Automation, Inc

Tel. 978-649-2400

E-mail:  alewis2014@transitionautomation.com

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