The DEK TQ marks the next generation of stencil printers. Newly designed from the ground up, this new generation of DEK printers is faster, more precise, more powerful with extremely low maintenance and high production uptime, and easy to integrate into your assembly line. New linear drives, off-belt printing and innovative clamping system ensure a new level of accuracy and deliver a stable printing process – even for the latest 0201 metric components. In the new DEK TQ, precision and speed are inseparable to meet your future requirements. A new 3-stage transport and the unique ASM NuMotion controller with fiberoptic based communication reduce the cycle time to 5 seconds and deliver high-precision performance in the smallest possible footprint.


  • Newly developed Under Stencil Cleaner
    Extra-large fabric roll, easily replaceable cleaning body, new dispenser system for the cleaning media, independent linear driven axis and non-stop cleaning fluids supply
  • Innovative printhead
    Integrated paste height controller, fully automated paste dispenser and new improved squeegee pressure controller
  • New 3-stage transport system
    Flexible 3-stage board conveyor system with linear drives, ASM NuMotion controller, new clamping system and off-belt printing

These innovations give you competitive advantages:

  • Maximum throughput
    Core cycle time: 5 seconds
  • Maximum precision and printing quality
    Best solder paste printing for the latest generation of extra-small components like 0201 metric
    System alignment capability up to ± 12.5 µm @ 2 Cmk
    Wet print accuracy up to ±17.5 µm @ 2 Cpk (measured and certified by the external AVS system before delivery of each DEK TQ)
  • Fast and flexible 3-stage transport
    Fully flexible 3-stage transport system with innovative clamping and off-belt printing for fast, precise and stable print process
  • Up to 8 hours without assist
    New USC with extra-large fabric roll and cleaning fluid supply, new printhead with new paste management system
  • Open, easy to integrate
    IPC-Hermes-9852, closed-loop to SPI, ASM OIB, IPC CFX
  • Efficient programming
    Fully new intuitive software and offline ASM Printer Programming
  • Best floorspace performance
    Only 1.3 square meter footprint
  • Back-to-back setup
    The perfect solution for dual-lane lines

Machine configuration

Standard Configuration
Machine Alignment Capability
Wet Print Capability
Core Cycle Time
Maximum Print Area
Machine Control
Operating System
Operator Interface
Camera Positioning
Squeegee Pressure Mechanism
Stencil Positioning
Stencil Alignment
Under Stencil Cleaning
Vacuum Assist for Under Stencil Cleaning
Machine Interface
Tri Colour light tower
Temperature & Humidity Sensor
2.0 Cmk @ +/- 12.5μm, (±6 Sigma)
2.0 Cpk @ +/- 17.5μm, (±6 Sigma)
5 secs
400mm (X) x 400mm (Y) (for Single Stage Mode) -boards exceeding 350mm in X, will require grid-Lok or a dedicated tooling plate  required.
NuMotion control System
Windows 7 Standard embedded
Colour TFT touch screen display, keyboard and trackball with DEK V1 software.
HawkEye® 750 digital camera, using IEEE 1394
Linear motors and encoders with 0.5-micron resolution
Software controlled, motorised with closed loop feedback
Automatic loading incorporating squeegee drip tray
Motorised via actuators X, Y, and Theta
High speed cleaner, fully programmable with wet/dry/vacuum wipe with internal solvent tank 7L
On board vacuum unit 35 litres/sec airflow
Clamped double trailing edge squeegee
Upline and downline FMI included
RJ-45LAN (networking) and USB2/3 interface available
Audible alarm
Monitoring of the process environment

Process Parameter

Process Parameter
Print Pressure
Print Speed
Print Gap
Substrate Separation
Print Modes
Paste Knead
0kg to 12kg
20mm/sec to 200mm/sec
0mm to 6mm
Speed: 0.1mm/sec to 20mm/sec Distance: 0mm to 20mm
Programmable: number; period; on demand

DEK Smart Pin Placement (SPP)

SPP is a tooling system that enables the printer to place support pins on to the tooling table automatically and precisely in a user configurable layout created to match the board being printed. The system provides for 30 tooling pins of two different sizes, a quantity of 15 x 4mm support pins and 15 x 12mm pins are provided with the DEK TQ option. This allows for extra flexibility in positioning tooling pins as generally it can be assumed that the more board support placed, the better the substrate will be supported during printing. Programming of tooling pin positions can be achieved in various ways depending on the user’s factory environment and their integration into ASM line control software (Siplace Pro).

DEK Productivity Tools:

Everything you need for your printing solution


Our most important Productivity Tools at a glance:
Conveyors – Minimize your cycle times
– DEK High-Throughput Conveyor
– DEK TQ Back-to-Back setup (highly
flexible dual-lane transport)
▪ NEW Understencil cleaning – Cut cleaning times in half
– With an extra-large fabric roll
DEK material management
– DEK Paste Roll Height Monitor
– DEK Automatic Paste Dispenser (Cartridges or cans)
– DEK Stinger (automatic adhesive or solder paste dispensing on the PCB)
Verification & traceability solution
– Verification of all printing materials
– Stencil service life management with ASM SmartStencil
– Total traceability link to manufacturing  execution systems
▪  Inspection – Optimize your print quality  
– DEK HawkEye 750
– DEK ProDEK (closed-loop interface to external SPI systems)
Additional tools
– DEK Grid-Lok (automatic board support)
– DEK APC clamping system Freely programmable top-down and lateral
(snugger) clamping for improved fastening for DEK TCM (Temperature Control Modul)