Printing electric circuits, using conductive inks is a special screen printing application. Heating elements, RFID tags, automotive functional parts, printed batteries, medical diabetic test strips, and all kinds of sensors are all part of a fast expanding market. Mostly printed on thin foils, both the ATMA® range of flat-bed machinery as well as the SPS® STOP cylinders are suitable. With accuracy demands as tight as ?25 µm the ATMAOE MF66/F with camera controlled registration is a fully automatic alternative for high precision run. The ATMAOE MF66/F even offers the option of inserting protection sheets after each printed sheet! The SPS® STOP cylinders SPS® VITESSA XP1 primeline, the SPS® VITESSA SL and the more sophisticated SPS® ASTRON QX in combination with single sheet front pick up feeder type SPS® FP can handle larger run sizes at higher speeds and perfect registration. Integrated anti static equipment, just in time sheet cleaning, fully motorized screen fine adjustment and camera control systems are excellent options for this application.
Drying of (often customized) conductive inks can be done in our high temperature (up to 200°C) SPS® TURBOSTAR HT and/or in our long time high-temperature wicket dryer SPS® UNITHERM, both possibly combined with additional UV curing! The printing line to be completed with the SPS® AUTOSTACK AS for perfect pile up.
Also customized project solutions can be realized – together with your engineers our R&D team will find your perfect solution!