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First EIE Direct Imager at Electronic Interconnect: One Year Production UpdateAugust 16, 2019 | First EIE SA
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For more than a year, Electronic Interconnect Ltd. has been using the First EIE Direct Imager—EDI500 HV—in production at its Elk Grove Village, Illinois, location. The First EIE Direct Imager is fully manufactured in Switzerland, including the broad wavelength optical engine, which provides an operator-friendly user interface on a highly reliable platform while addressing advanced production needs.
Based on DMD technology, First EIE’s Direct Imager features a high-powered ultraviolet light source, which provides a full spectral range from 365 nm to 450 nm, allowing full compatibility with most resists and solder masks. The feature-rich software includes advanced local scaling or simple panel scaling; a high-resolution, fully automated target finder; exposable features down to 1-mil L/S; and real-time Z-axis auto-focus. The EDI500 addresses panel sizes up to 24″ x 27″ with a compact footprint, standard utility connections, and maintenance-friendly design.
Sanjay Shah, Electronic Interconnect COO, said, “I am very happy with this equipment. Now, I am sure that the light engine with the broad wavelength spectrum has many benefits for my exposure process with dry films, in particular with solder mask. I have seen a significant difference in the quality and finish of direct imaging as well as conventional mask exposed with the First EIE Direct Imager due to the broad UV spectrum. The exposing time with the direct imaging mask is quite impressive.”
About Electronic Interconnect
U.S. printed circuit board manufacturer Electronic Interconnect serves design engineers, OEMs, and contract manufacturers throughout the country. With over 30 years of experience, their customers have benefitted from unique technical advancements in areas such as thermal management, metal cladding, heavy copper, and solderability.
About First EIE
First EIE SA, Switzerland, provides outstanding equipment for leading markets seeking high-end imaging technologies. With its 512-beam optical engine, the latest generation of RP photoplotters achieves features down to 5 microns at 50000 dpi. The EDI Series for Direct Imaging enables the possibility to expose the all UV Photo sensitive substrates from Dry Film to Solder Mask including Legend.
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