The use of screen and digital printing machines for optoelectronic applications is still booming despite difficult economic developments. Products such as mobile phones, screens and membrane keyboards have become an integral part of everyday life and are only functional thanks to printed electronics.
ESC has been active in this sector for 75 years, a period of which the North Rhine-Westphalian company is proud. At LOPEC, the ESC screen printing machines will demonstrate to interested visitors the technology that has been developed for OE and PCB applications and is also designed for integration into complex production processes.
Starting with the ESC-AT PAB 45, a compact entry-level model, all AT models offer high precision and repeat accuracy, which is essential for the application of electrically conductive layers, according to the manufacturer. The ESC-ATMAOE, for example, has a 4-column system with retractable table-top and has been developed for quality printing on flat materials such as EL foils, fibre optic plates, BEF foils, touch screens, membrane keyboards, flexible printed circuits, etc. It achieves a positioning accuracy of ± 0.05 mm and all parameters can be set digitally. The ESC-ATMAOE and many other ATMA models can be optionally equipped with an automatic delivery system with height-adjustable conveyor belt, a CCD camera system for precise material positioning and other accessories such as an anti-drip device or cleaning station.
High-performance systems such as the ESC-Sakurai cylinder screen printing machines or inkjet printers such as the ESC-Mimaki UJF series for smaller formats can also be used for a wide range of applications in printed electronics. In order to find the right printing system for the respective application, interested professionals can talk to ESC at stand 704 in hall B0.
The ESC Mimaki printer for smaller formats
ESC was founded in 1949 and more than 70 years of experience in the screen printing sector have allowed the company to grow into a leading supplier. In Bad Salzuflen, one of the largest and most permanent exhibitions of screen printing machines in Europe, the latest developments can be viewed on over 5,000 square metres. ESC also supplies equipment for digital printing, pad printing, the filmless production of screen printing stencils, the well-known PERFECTA screen washing and decoating machines and a wide range of second-hand machines.