Transition Automation, Inc. has improved the unique Paste Retainer System that is included in the company’s line of squeegee holder systems. The Soft-Touch™ Paste retainers now have a dual pin locking that better secures the white dam portion. Additionally, the attachment screws have been upgraded to Alloy Steel compared to the previous galvanized steel. The spring element is made thicker, giving the design more impact resistance. The total part count was reduced by 8 pcs per set. The white dam may be adjusted in or out based on the position of the squeegee blade, and the entire assembly can be adjusted up or down to push against the stencil or to ride above it slightly. This new design affords faster maintenance for cleaning and easer use.

The Soft-Touch Paste retainer system is an integral part of Transition’s advanced squeegee holder system. These devices help keep the solder paste inside the print area. They  also serve as bumpers to the squeegee blade, protecting it when the squeegee holder is bumped or dropped. Users of this version of Paste Retainers may receive a no-charge update from Transition Automation, Inc. for the next three months by emailing a request to (subject to shipping charges). These items are available to retrofit any previous Transition Automation, Inc. holder design – and may be purchased online at

About Transition Automation
Transition Automation, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of Permalex® Edge Metal Squeegees, holder systems, and advanced SMT printing systems.  Founded in 1989, Transition Automation, Inc. continues to advance the state of the art in surface mount solder paste printing by innovating the critical and high-cycle squeegee component of the SMT assembly process.