LPKF, a leading manufacturer of laser and electronic systems, announces it will highlight its UV laser systems - the MicroLine 1120 S and 1120 P and the MicroLine 6120 S and 6120 P - at the upcoming SMTA Austin Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Norris Conference Center in Austin, Texas.
Systems that will be highlighted at the show are the MicroLine 1120 S and 6120 S, which are laser systems designed for depaneling both populated flexible and rigid printed circuit boards. They are perfect for cutting out break out tabs and complex contours. Non-contact cutting with a UV laser means no mechanical stress and clean, burr-free cuts. It demonstrates its superiority over other methods when handling flexible and very thin substrates and cuts substrates right next to delicate components which allow components to be placed right up to the edge of the board.
Also being highlighted is the MicroLine 1120 P and 6120 P, designed to cut complex shapes in bare rigid and flexible PCB circuit boards with a stress-free process. This permits for more circuits on a single panel, eliminates the limitations of tooling and allows a large number of designs to be processed in a short amount of time. The UV laser cuts complex contours with the tightest tolerances in flexible base material directly from layout data and its special exhaust system provides clean cuts and avoids pollution in the work environment. It produces neither burr nor particles and its high process stability allows for the system to cut unique shapes.
LPKF Laser & Electronics is the world leading manufacturer of both mechanical and laser systems for demanding tasks in printed circuit board technology and microelectronics. LPKF’s worldwide headquarters is located in Garbsen, Germany outside of Hannover and the company maintains North American headquarters in Portland, OR.