Frame and quick-clamping systems
Stencils for SMD technology are mainly produced in frames. For this purpose, light-weight frames made of aluminium profiles and frames made of aluminium cast or stainless steel are used. Aluminium cast frames are only used where very high mesh tensions and high strengths are required. The frame size depends on the screen or stencil printer. It is possible to produce almost all sizes up to a maximum processing area of 600 x 800 mm according to the customer’s wishes. Upon agreement, we keep a comprehensive selection of frames in stock for our customers so as to be able to quickly respond to orders. Our stock can be retrieved at any time.
In the past years, quick-clamping systems equipped with different mounts or guide holes have become more and more popular. Here, a quick-clamping system is used instead of framed stencils and constitutes an economical alternative to the same. Compared to stencils in quick-clamping systems, stencils with a fixed frame excel due to high durability, stable handling and high tensions. Generally, stencils of low material thickness ≤ 100 μm should always be produced in frames.