The LPKF MicroLine 2000 systems can process even highly complicated tasks with printed circuit boards (PCBs). They are available in variants for cutting assembled PCBs, flexible PCBs and cover layers.Pictures
Process advantages due to LPKF MicroLine 2000 systemsCompared to conventional tools, laser processing offers a compelling series of advantages.
- The laser process is completely software-controlled. Varying materials or cutting contours are easily taken into account through adapting the processing parameters and laser paths.
- In the case of laser cutting with the UV laser, no appreciable mechanical or thermal stresses occur.
- The laser beam merely requires a few µm as a cutting channel. More components can thus be placed on a panel.
- The system software differentiates between operation in production and setting up processes. That clearly reduces instances of faulty operation.
- The fiducial recognition by the integrated vision system is done in the latest version around 100% faster than before.
MicroLine 2000 S - Cutting Assembled Circuit BoardsThe UV laser cuts substrates in the immediate vicinity of sensitive components or strip conductors - without mechanical stress. Smaller components can thus be produced with a noticeably higher assembly density up to the edge of the PCB - and at the same time the process reduces the reject rate.
- Circuit board thickness up to 1.6 mm
- Close to strip conductors or components
- Optimal utilization of the substrate
Integration in MES SolutionsThe MicroLine 2000 S seamlessly integrates into existing manufacturing execution systems (MESs). The laser system delivers operative parameters, machine data, tracking & tracing values and information about individual production runs.
Each laser pulse removes an exactly defined amount of material. Depths can thus be precisely controlled.
|Max. working area (X x Y x Z)||350 mm x 350 mm x 11 mm
(13.8” x 13.8” x 0.4”)
|Max. recognition area (X x Y)||300 mm x 300 mm (11.8” x 11.8”)|
|Max. material size (X x Y)||350 mm x 350 mm (13.7” x 13.7”)|
|Data input formats||Gerber, X-Gerber, DXF, HPGL, Sieb & Meier, Excellon, ODB ++|
|Max. structuring speed||Depends on application|
|Accuracy||± 25 μm (1 Mil)|
|Diameter of focussed laser beam||20 μm (0.8 Mil)|
|Laser wavelength||355 nm|
|System dimensions (W x H x D)||875 mm x 1 530 mm x 1 300 mm
(34.5” x 60.2” x 51.2”)*
|Weight||~ 450 kg (990 lbs)|
|230 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 3 kVA|
|Air-cooled (internal water-air cooling)|
|22 °C ± 2 °C (72 °F ± 4 °F)|
|< 60 % (non-condensing)|
|Exhaust unit, production fixture|
* Height incl. StatusLight = 2 020 mm (79.5”)
MicroLine 2000 S series systems feature multiple variations:
MicroLine 2120 S (10 watt laser source) and MicroLine 2820 S (15 watt laser source).