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Release of the new Yamaha D×D Solder-paste Printer "YSP20"

January 11, 2012

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has developed the new YSP20 D×D Printer, a solder-paste (cream solder) printer that adopts dual-stage, dual-stencil printing to achieve an extremely fast printing speed and a variety of new and unique functions at the same time. This new model will be released on April 1, 2012.
Building on the printing quality and functionality of Yamaha's high-end 3S head (*1) fitted "YSP" solder-paste (*2) printer, the YSP20 adopts a new dual-stage, dual-stencil mechanism. In addition to more than doubling the printing speed compared to the previous model, the new system also enables a variety of new and unique functions such as non-stop set-up functions and sequential printing.
Yamaha Motor plans to exhibit the new YSP20 at the 41st INTERNEPCON JAPAN trade show for electronics manufacturing and surface-mounting technology (SMT), held from January 18-20 at the Tokyo Big Sight (Ariake, Koto Ward, Tokyo).

*1 3S head: Abbreviation for Swing Single Squeegee head. This Yamaha-original head utilizes only a single squeegee to control attack angle, speed and applied printing force.
*2 Solder paste: Solder in paste (cream) form made of a mix of fine granules of solder with viscous fluid flux and a binding agent. When run through a reflow furnace, the solder paste solidifies to solder electric components to printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Yamaha D×D Printer YSP20

Yamaha D×D Printer YSP20

Model name Yamaha D×D Printer YSP20
Release date April 1, 2012
First (full) year sales plan 50 units (first year/Japan and foreign markets)

Market Background and Product Outline

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of electric/electronic products including mobile communications and IT devices like smart phones and tablets, and electronic control devices for automobiles, all of which require printed circuit boards (PCBs) mounting increasingly compact, high-density, high-function electrical/electronic components. At the same time, this electronics industry has been forced to improve manufacturing efficiency to accommodate mass production of these new products. This need has created a new field of surface mounting technology that not only meets the requirements of the new products and components, but also increases mounting capacity and speed on production lines as a whole and enables greater flexibility in production line composition, while also answering current demand for energy saving and reduced environmental impact.
To answer these growing market needs, Yamaha Motor has further evolved its "module concept" for production line equipment by developing revolutionary SMT-related products that deliver high added value under the motto of "SMT Innovation  Creating advanced "breakthrough" technology."
The new YSP20 is a solder-paste printer that dramatically increases productivity to answer the needs of today's SMT production lines. The new dual-stage, dual-stencil mechanism employed in this model enables outstanding printing speed while also making possible a variety of unique functions to answer the constantly evolving trends in today's SMT manufacturing processes.

Product Features

Dual-stage, dual-stencil printing process employed
●Achieves printing line tact of approx. 5 seconds, or more than twice the previous speed.
●Enables a variety of unique new functions such as non-stop set-up functions, and sequential printing function involving different stencil thicknesses and quick and easy set-up (changing) of carry-in conveyor sections.
●Provides not only various running modes such as dual- or single-lane transport, but also compatibility with other makers' equipment (pre and post) in the production line.
(2) Equipped with a 3S head (abbreviation for Swing Single Squeegee)
●A system of servo mechanics enables applicable control of squeegee attack angle and speed. This makes it possible to optimize printing conditions for the type of solder used and thus improve repletion performance for higher quality and more consistent printing performance.
●The printing pressure feedback control system makes accurate setting and control of squeegee printing pressure possible.
●Utilizes a single squeegee blade
·Cuts surplus solder build-up on blades in half to reduce overall solder consumption.
·Limit solder dripping.
·Improves serviceability and change-over work.
Handles larger board sizes
●This model is designed to handle larger PCBs up to L510 mm×W460mm, expanding its capacity to accommodate collective substrates, LCD PCBs and industrial-use PCBs.
●It has the capacity to immediately change between four types of large-sized stencils in both the front and rear stages.
Space-efficient platform
Even while providing a buffer function and traverse function in the carry-in conveyor section, optimizing the machine layout has enabled a highly space-efficient platform.
High accuracy printing
Increased rigidity of the printing table and frame has provided high levels of printing accuracy and smooth PCB release. Adoption of the Yamaha Multiple Accuracy Compensation System (MACS)*3 ensures a high level of printing accuracy.

*3 MACS (Multiple Accuracy Compensation System): A function that improves printing accuracy by taking into account all factors affecting accuracy, such as the printing stencil, the PCB and the various factors of the machine and corrects for them in a comprehensive and multifaceted way.
Print Stability Control (PSC) system
This system stabilizes the rolling radius of the solder paste that affects printing quality. This also contributes to faster set-up and reduces solder waste.
Graphic alignment function
This function provides a composite image showing the relative positions of the PCB and printing stencil that enables a direct verification of the alignment of the two. This makes it possible to finely adjust the printing alignment parameters.
Optical inspection of printing results
This function provides detailed and accurate post-printing inspection. This greatly increases reliability of printing results for areas that can't be verified by optical inspection after reflow-processing.
Excellent operability and full line of options
●The easy to read and understand interface ensures ease of operation. The display has four language options to select from: Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.
●A highly effective cleaning system comes as standard equipment. Furthermore, a lower noise level is achieved.
●The full line of options includes an output-side sorting conveyor, a peripheral atmosphere temperature control unit, a PCB vacuum suction system, solder remaining quantity detection and UPS compatibility.
CE marking compliance*4
Compliance with the CE marking standard of machine design safety enables use worldwide.

*4 CE marking: The representative safety standard required for machines in the European region.

Basic Specifications

Model name
D×D Printer YSP20
Applicable PCB
L510×W460mm to L50×W50 mm
Printing head
3S (Swing Single Squeegee) head
Printing accuracy
Printing accuracy (3s) ±0.025 mm
Alignment repeatability (3s) ±0.005 mm
Printing line tact
Approx. 5 sec. (Standard printing: YMC test result at optimum conditions)
Applicable stencil sizes
750×750 mm, 736×736 mm
750×650 mm, 650×550 mm
Power supply
3-phase AC200/208/220/240/380/400/416V ±10%
Air supply
External dimensions
L1,775×W2,410×H1,520mm (excluding protrusions)
Approx. 2,900 kg

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