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Transition Automation is a pioneering company which develops and sells advanced Permalex Edge Metal Squeegees for SMT printing, and also precision SMT printing systems.

Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, USA

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  • Phone 978.649-2400
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Transition Automation Introduces New Slim-LineTM Universal Squeegee Holder

Jan 09, 2023 | Transition Automation, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of a new "Slim-Line Tool Free" Squeegee Holder System at this year's IPC APEX EXPO Trade Show in booth #3325. The new holder design is aptly named SlimLine to highlight the flat front surface and lack of screws or clamp bar features. This new holder design is our first "tool free" holder that allows for blade changes without the use of screwdrivers, nut wrenches or other tools. The new design incorporates magnets to secure the main body of the squeegee blade and unique end "locks" that have a very low profile. The result is a holder that provides a complete smooth front blade surface. The benefit of this design is that the squeegee blade does not have any protruding elements that typically interfere with solder paste rolling. Clamp bars, screws and hardware located in the front of the squeegee cause interruption and difficulty when maintaining squeegees. Screws get clogged with dried solder paste and paste will stick on any protruding surface. By eliminating these protruding elements, this new squeegee holder improves print quality and cleaning ability. Now, users can simply swipe across the front squeegee and obtain complete cleaning with a smooth spatula. This design is available for all SMT printers and maintains similar design outline as previous Transition Automation holder geometries. Another goal of the new design is to minimize interstitial spaces where cleaning fluid and paste can be trapped.

Transition Automation Introduces New Permalex S Series

Dec 14, 2022 | Specific for Aqueous Cleaning and Water-Based Paste Formulations

Transition Automation Improves Permalex Double-Edge Squeegee Assembly for Yamaha YSP

Nov 15, 2022 | Transition Automation, Inc. today announces an update to its double-edge squeegee assembly for Yamaha YSP SMT printer platforms. The addition of end-anchor points to the bonded Permalex blade improves the life of the assembly by preventing the boundary limited bonding that can cause separation.

Transition Automation Introduces Universal Holder for Ersa SMT Printers

Oct 20, 2022 | Transition Automation, Inc. releases a new Universal Permalex Holder and Blade Assembly to install on Ersa SMT Printers.

Transition Automation Introduces Updated Holder Design for Better Blade Support

Feb 25, 2022 | Transition Automation today releases an updated holder design to improve blade support and simplify maintenance and blade changes for SMT printer operators. This new revision increases the holder width supporting the blade, which eliminates the support shim normally included with the holder assembly. This change also allows for faster printing speeds and better blade wiping as well as eliminating the problem of solder paste becoming lodged between the shim and blade after long use. An additional upgrade is the change to alloy steel flat head screws (vs. stainless steel). Alloy steel screws are less prone to stripping and deformation, making it easier to replace blades.

Transition Automation Introduces Updated Holder Design for Better Blade Support

Feb 25, 2022 | Transition Automation today releases an updated holder design to improve blade support and simplify maintenance and blade changes for SMT printer operators. This new revision increases the holder width supporting the blade, which eliminates the support shim normally included with the holder assembly. This change also allows for faster printing speeds and better blade wiping as well as eliminating the problem of solder paste becoming lodged between the shim and blade after long use. An additional upgrade is the change to alloy steel flat head screws (vs. stainless steel). Alloy steel screws are less prone to stripping and deformation, making it easier to replace blades.

Permalex Squeegees Selected by Henkel/Aqua Membranes for Advanced RO Filter Technology

Jan 23, 2022 | Transition Automation's Advanced Permalex squeegees have passed initial trials in a new technology development between Henkel's Advanced Resins Division and Aqua Membranes. The technology under development is a new innovation that creates 3D printed membranes for improved Reverse Osmosis Filtration. Transition Automation supplied several versions of Permalex squeegee to enable this project to reach its goals. The project is featured in a YouTube Presentation located at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zF1Umbekow.

Transition Automation to Exhibit at SMTA Austin Expo and Tech Forum on October 19th

Oct 17, 2021 | Transition Automation, Inc. announces that it will exhibit Permalex Long Life Metal Squeegees and Advanced Holder Systems at the upcoming Austin Expo and Tech Forum to be held this Tuesday, October 19 at the Norris Conference Center, in Austin, TX.

Transition Automation to Exhibit at SMTA Space Coast Expo and Tech Forum on October 7

Oct 07, 2021 | Transition Automation, Inc. announces that it will exhibit Permalex Long Life Metal Squeegees and Advanced Holder Systems in booth #26 at the upcoming SMTA Space Coast Expo and Tech Forum to be held this Thursday, October 7 at the Melbourne Auditorium in Melbourne, FL.

Transition Automation Selects PDMTech Services for Representation in Canada

Sep 23, 2021 | Transition Automation, Inc. today announces that it has selected PDMTech Services as its exclusive representative for Permalex Edge Metal Squeegee and Universal Squeegee Holder Systems as well as advanced Batch SMT Printers for the territory of Canada.

Transition Automation to Exhibit at SMTA Ohio Valley Expo & Tech Forum

Aug 21, 2021 | Transition Automation, Inc. announces that it will exhibit a complete display of Permalex Long Life Metal Squeegees and Advanced Holder Systems in Booth #12 at the upcoming SMTA Ohio Valley Expo & Tech Forum to be held at the Holiday Inn Strongsville, in Strongsville, Ohio on August 25, 2021.

Universal Permalex Squeegee Holder Assembly Fits Fuji NXTR SMT Printers

May 25, 2020 | Transition Automation, Inc. today introduces a new model of Universal Squeegee Holder designed to fit the advanced Fuji NXTR SMT printer platform. The Holder System is lightweight and incorporates the company's highly durable Permalex edge metal squeegees. The holders are able to receive bare blades with no holes or screws to remove. Additionally, they feature the latest "soft touch" paste retainers.

Hand Squeegee Stand Provides Better Hand Printing Process Control

May 18, 2020 | Transition Automation, Inc. today introduces a revised hand squeegee stand that improves the handling of solder paste for mission-critical R&D and Hand Solder Paste Printing environments. The stand serves to nest the squeegee at a specific angle to keep the solder paste bead stable on the blade during idle time between printing.The open regions around the stand provide easy access for operators to insert the squeegee into the holder. The holder also features scratch-proof nesting to keep the squeegee snug and in place if it is bumped or jostled.

Enhanced Squeegee QC with ID and Date Coding

May 12, 2020 | Transition Automation has introduced new product IDs that afford better quality control for squeegee end users. The company now applies indelible marking, which includes Date of Manufacture and Dimensional Part Numbers. The Date of Manufacture gives end users a better idea of product replacement cycles – which tend to be beyond one-year intervals. So date coding is deemed more important due to the long lifespan of the product.

New Web Site Dedicated to SMT Squeegee Blades

Apr 30, 2020 | Transition Automation, Inc. today announces the launch of a new web site dedicated exclusively to SMT squeegee products.

Transition Exhibits New Squeegee Innovations at APEX Booth #3321

Jan 10, 2020 | Transition Automation, Inc. will be showcasing SMT Squeegee Innovations at the upcoming IPC APEX EXPO from February 4-6 in San Diego, California. Specifically, the company will have its new Fourth Generation “Soft-Touch” Paste Retainers and a new Advanced Ultra-Light Squeegee Holder as well as a third innovation: Layered Squeegee System for Stepped Stencils.

Advanced Squeegee Holder System for SJ Innotec SMT Printer

Dec 09, 2019 | Transition Automation, Inc. has added a new adaptor design to TA's wide-ranging selection for fitting into SJ Innotec SMT Printers. The new advanced holder assembly incorporates “Soft-Touch” Fourth Generation Paste Retainers, a lightweight squeegee holder body and the company’s highly durable Permalex edge metal squeegee. This new item is in stock bearing the part number PLX-SJI-S-xx-PR.

Transition Automation Partners with AdoptSMT in new European Distribution Agreement

Nov 12, 2019 | Transition Automation, Inc. today announced the appointment of AdoptSMT as the distribution agent for the full line of Permalex® Edge Metal Squeegee and Holder Systems, in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Eastern Europe regions. The company’s latest squeegee advancements will be showcased in Hall A3, Stand 181 at Productronica, scheduled to take place November 12-14, 2019 at the Messe in Munich, Germany.

Transition Automation Partners with AdoptSMT in new European Distribution Agreement

Nov 08, 2019 | Transition Automation, Inc. today announced the appointment of AdoptSMT as the distribution agent for the full line of Permalex® Edge Metal Squeegee and Holder Systems, in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Eastern Europe regions. The company’s latest squeegee advancements will be showcased in Hall A3, Stand 181 at Productronica, scheduled to take place November 12-14, 2019 at the Messe in Munich, Germany.

Transition Automation Introduces precision Permalex® Edge Squeegee for Magna-Print® Holder

Nov 29, 2017 | Transition Automation announces the introduction of a precision Permalex® Edge Squeegee for retrofitting Magna-Print® universal squeegee system holders. In response to requests from customers, Transition Automation developed a Permalex blade that includes a separate magnetic strip bonded to the rear side of the squeegee, enabling the Permalex squeegee to be quickly loaded and locked into the Magna-Print Holders.

Permalex® Edge Squeegee for Magna-Print® Holder.

Transition Automation Introduces First Bonded Blade Double-Edged Assembly for YAMAHA Single-Squeegee Printers

Nov 13, 2017 | In an industry first, Transition Automation has introduced a precision Permalex® Edge metal squeegee assembly designed to improve the printing performance of single-squeegee YAMAHA printers. The new squeegee assembly design eliminates fasteners altogether, constituting a major improvement over first generation Permalex assemblies for YAMAHA.

Bonded Blade Double-Edged Assembly for YAMAHA Single-Squeegee Printers.

Transition Automation Intros Holder for Permalex Hand Squeegee

Oct 23, 2017 | After making a manual solder paste print with a Permalex hand-held metal squeegee, what do you do with the squeegee? You can’t continue to hold it, and it could make a mess if you put it down on the workbench. Now, Transition Automation Inc., known globally as the innovative creator of Permalex® metal squeegee blades and PrinTEK series benchtop SMT printing machines, announces a simple, neat solution in the Permalex Hand Squeegee Holder.

Permalex hand-held metal squeegee.

Transition Automation Launches Revolutionary PrinTEK AP-3624-V Large-Area Table-top High-Precision Printer

Oct 10, 2017 | Transition Automation announces the launch of the revolutionary PrinTEK AP-3624-V advanced benchtop large-area stencil printer. The new PrinTEK AP-3624-V boasts a 32” x 24”print area (813mm x 610mm), a load-unload-reload repeatability of better than +/- 1mil (0.001”), and can be equipped with a with a Vision option for very high precision setup. The printer itself weighs less than 500lbs. (226Kg) due to the smart use of lightweight composite materials in its design.

PrinTEK AP-3624-V Large-Area Table-top High-Precision Printer.

Permalex Pro Reinforced Squeegees

Oct 11, 2015 | Transition Automation announces a new high performance product line for pump printing applications. The Permalex-Pro “R” series is a reinforced blade assembly which enables high speed continuous operation for extended high volume SMT printing. The new process developed by Transition Automation adapts a steel rod to the non-printing edge of the squeegee which aids the user in handling and assembly and improves the straightness and durability of the squeegee during customer installation and operation. The new product is available for delivery in 3-5 days A.R.O.

Permalex-Pro Reinforced blades for Pump Printing  Applications.

Transition Automation unveils new Permalex Pro Reinforced Squeegee line

Oct 08, 2015 | Transition Automation announces a new high performance product line for pump printing applications. The Permalex-Pro "R" series is a reinforced blade assembly which enables high speed continuous operation for extended high volume SMT printing.

Pictured is a pair of Permalex-Pro reinforced blades for pump printing applications.

Universal Holder System for Ekra Serio Retrofit

Jan 28, 2015 | Transition Automation announces the availability of Permalex Universal Holder and Blade Assemblies for installation on Ekra Serio printing systems.

Pictured is a pair of Universal Permalex holder and blade assemblies for Ekra Serio Users.

Universal Holder System for Ekra Serio Retrofit

Jan 28, 2015 | Transition Automation, Inc., announces the availability of Permalex Universal Holder and Blade Assemblies for installation on Ekra Serio printing systems. The new adaptor system is compatible with the quick install system used in this in-line printer system. User’s who wish to employ the Permalex Edge metal squeegees for long life SMT printing may now do so on this platform. The part number is: PLX-EKR-U-xx-PR, and is in stock for immediate delivery. These holders feature sliding paste retainers, optional spring loaded paste retainers, and long life Polymer infused Permalex blades.

Transition Automation Upgrade’s PrinTEK Tooling System

Jun 12, 2014 | Transition Automation today releases the latest tooling upgrade for the PrinTek family of benchtop SMT printers. The new system provides quick flexible pin positioning and locking for the easy setup of printer production runs.

Pictured is the new “R-Theta” Pin-Lock Tooling System provided on new PrinTEK SMT Printers.

Transition Automation Introduces Spring Loaded Paste Retainers

Jun 12, 2014 | Transition Automation today unveils a new paste retainers design which improves the management of solder paste within the printing area. The new product "SPR" helps eliminate leakage of solder paste out of the print area by way of a floating spring supported paste retainer attached to the end of the squeegee holder.

Pictured is a Transition Automation Permalex Universal Holder fitted with the company's new Spring Loaded Paste Retainer System.

Transition Automation Exhibits Advanced SMT Printing at Apex

Feb 11, 2014 | Transition Automation will attend the Apex IPC trade show in Las Vegas. Transition's booth #1237 will exhibit the latest PrinTEK System MP1818, and a full line of Permalex Edge Metal Squeegees and Universal Holder Systems for retrofitting top brand In-line SMT printers manufactured throughtout the world.

Printek Model MP-1818 Ultra-Fine Pitch Stencil Printer .

Transition Automation Upgrades PrinTEK design with Gear Rack Cam Drive

Oct 02, 2013 | Transition Automation announces a further refinement of the PrinTEK line of benchtop SMT printers. The enhancement gives users greater control of the Z-height adjustment that is critical for achieving high quality fine pitch printing.

Precision Cam Gear Rack Drive with Adjustment Damper on Printek Model MP-1818

Transition Automation Introduces Poly-MaxTM Urethane Squeegees Holders

Oct 21, 2011 | Transition Automation has released a line of squeegee holders specifically tailored for Advanced Screen printing applications including Solar Cell Conductor printing, Conductive Epoxy Printing, PC board nomenclature printing, solder mask printing, and Conductive Resist printing.

Poly-Max Universal Holders fit any SMT printer

Transition Automation Appoints Loriot Industrial Company, Ltd. as Exclusive Distributor in Vietnam

Sep 21, 2008 | Transition Automation recently appointed Loriot Industrial Company, Ltd. as the exclusive distributor for Vietnam.

Transition Automation To Present Paper at Nepcon Shenzhen Show

Aug 14, 2008 | North Billerica, Massachusetts, USA � Metal Squeegees are a key innovation in SMT manufacturing which give way to high productivity and volume output with minimal equipment downtime and product quality loss. Despite their small size and overall cost, they remain a critical and often overlooked element in the planning and implementation of SMT production. Distinct specifications are required for metal squeegee implementation compared to operations that have rubber or plastic squeegees in use. This paper presents design guidelines and information to assist engineers in the transformation to high-quality metal squeegee based SMT line production.

Transition Automation Debuts Electronic Paste Manager Self-Cleaning Squeegee System

Apr 07, 2008 | Transition Automation, Inc. is unveiling for the first time the Permalex Paste Manager, a Self-Cleaning Squeegee System based on a microprocessor controlled torque actuators.

Transition Automation Unveils New Generation Programmable Self-Cleaning Squeegee

Dec 17, 2007 | Transition Automation successfully introduced and demonstrated a new generation of its award-winning Self-Cleaning Squeegee System, the Permalex Paste Manager® at the recent Productronica show.

Transition Automation Publishes Comprehensive Squeegee Selection and Ordering Guide.

Oct 30, 2007 | Transition Automation announces the completion of a comprehensive squeegee selection and ordering guide. The guide is the most comprehensive squeegee catalog ever produced and includes a listing of thirty different SMT Printing machine models, manufactured around the world.

Transition Automation introduces off-line flexible pin support systems for in-line printing.

Jul 24, 2002 | Easy pin placement and visibility enhance in-line printer repeatability. Transition Automation introduces off-line flexible pin support systems for in-line printing.

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