The LPKF Edition SMT ProtoPlace S4 pick & place machines feature easy operation and high precision. In all the different versions, use of standard and fine-pitch SMD components and placement of SOIC, PLCC, BGA, μBGA, CSP, QFN, and LEDs are possible.
Thanks to the intuitive software interface, setup times are short – even for occasional users. The software guides the user through each step in the process. After each process step, the user confirms the function and is automatically guided to the next step. This is controlled via the integrated PC, which thus assumes the tasks of data preparation and machine control. The work area for the material and the positions of individual machine components such as the bottom camera, the nozzle changer, or the component holder are shown in the graphical display.
Component holders for belts, bars, trays and bulk material can be placed on the max. 540 mm x 480 mm working area. All placement systems in the series feature optical centring, a top camera for automatic fiducial correction and a bottom camera for automatic component centring. The cameras also allow optical inspection of solder paste pressure and component placement.
In addition to the basic system, LPKF offers options with additional functions: The ProtoPlace S4 is also available with a non-contact dispensing head for applying solder paste, with the 'Smart Automatic Feeder' to support the user with higher throughput of PCBs, and with both additional options.
SMT / Finishing: Products and systems at a glance
Manual SMD fine-pitch stencil printer for precise application of solder paste to circuit boards.
Manual pick & place system for SMD assembly of PCB prototypes and small series in the laboratory.
Automatic pick & place system for SMD assembly of PCB prototypes and small series in the laboratory.
Reflow oven for SMD soldering, also with lead-free, RoHS-compliant solder. The system also cures the ProConduct through-hole plating paste.
With LPKF ProMask, printed circuit boards can be quickly and easily equipped with solder resist masks. The LPKF ProLegend assembly print identifies the position of the components on the printed circuit board and can be used for any labeling. Both processes are based on manual lacquer application.