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PNEUMATIC SCISSORS

JACOB LACOURSE

#7989

PNEUMATIC SCISSORS | 4 January, 2000

HI ALL, DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIND PNEUMATIC SCISSORS TO CUT CICUIT BOARDS. THANKS JAKE

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#7990

Re: PNEUMATIC SCISSORS | 4 January, 2000

For clipping off small boards and small quantities you can try Simonds. With no components and for longer straight cuts a shear would be more appropriate. How about the various de-panelling machines? The answer could be more specific if you would tell us what you are trying to do. Simonds Inc. in Massachusetts phone 508/764-3235 fax 508/765-5125 they also sell through many distributors John Thorup

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jacob lacourse

#7991

Re: PNEUMATIC SCISSORS | 5 January, 2000

we have looked into a number of depaneling machines and can't justify the cost. what we are trying to do is to eliminate failures due to part stress when employees are breaking out the boards by hand. I heard about pneumatic scissors one day but to find this tool for this particular application is not an easy task. I am looking for something that can withstand cutting fr-4 material whithout breaking down. The boards we have are already routed and preforated we would need something to cut out the tabs that are holding the boards together. Thanks for the info i will call that co.

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Brian E. Steelglove

#7992

Re: PNEUMATIC SCISSORS | 5 January, 2000

Dear Jacob,

I have a company that makes a really cheap but great depanelizing machine and one to get rid of the tabs on a routed FR 4 board. I saw them at the assembly expo in Chicago. The cost is under 2,000 dollars and works well. I think it might be under a thousand but I do not want to make any promises. I cannot remember the name but as soon as I get a hold of mf friend, I will relay the message to you. Sorry I don't have it right now but I did not want you to give up.

Brian E. Steelglove

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Jason Webbs

#7993

Re: PNEUMATIC SCISSORS | 12 January, 2000

Jacob,

There are several companies I saw at a recent trade show that had "nibblers" that snap the tabs out. They are also called "board shockers" because they really shock the boards when they snap out the tabs. I did talk to a guy from a company in California that where developing a product that will remove the tabs but not shock the board. It might be worth getting hold of them and seeing if it's ready yet. I wrote down their name and website but no phone number (I lost his business card, sorry). Streamline Automation was the company, www.streamlineautomation.com was the website.

The "nibblers" cost about a $1000 as I recall.

Good Luck.

Jason Webbs

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