LPKF ProtoLaser S4

Specialist for circuit board prototyping

  • Benchmark for printed circuit board processing
  • Laser wavelength 532 nm (green)
  • Simple, fast, precise
  • Any layouts without etching chemistry
  • Intuitive CircuitPro system software

Circuit Board Prototyping With the Laser

LPKF ProtoLaser S4

In PCB prototyping, laser technology has a number of advantages over conventional methods: Speed, precision, flexibility and economy. The LPKF ProtoLaser S4 is specialized in the structuring of laminated printed circuit boards.

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Integrated economic efficiency

The ProtoLaser S4 is a valuable tool in the electronics laboratory. The compact laser system produces precise, fine structures for demanding PCBs in a very short time - as single pieces or small series, without masks or tools. Using a special process, the ProtoLaser S4 quickly removes large copper areas from laminated substrates such as FR4. The ProtoLaser S4 also delivers excellent results on special materials for RF applications.

 

 

Large process window

The laser wavelength used opens up additional areas of application. The green laser (wavelength 532 nm) reduces the sensitivity to burns of the carrier substrate. The ProtoLaser S4 also processes plated-through boards with up to 6 μm strong inhomogeneities. In addition, the ProtoLaser S4 can economically cut and drill rigid or flexible substrates up to a thickness of 0.8 mm. Larger substrate thicknesses require more time.

Vision System

The integrated high-resolution camera quickly and accurately detects register marks or conductor structures on the board.

Software in a package

The intuitive CAM software LPKF CircuitPro is pre-installed on the integrated computer. It optimizes CAD data for the laser process and offers comprehensive access to the process parameters. An extensive parameter library for many common and exotic materials supports the operator in his own projects.

Modern design for the laboratory

The LPKF ProtoLaser S4 packs smart solutions for operation and maintenance. The system fits on rollers through any laboratory door and makes no further demands on the laboratory apart from compressed air.

 

 

 

Application examples

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Brochure
LPKF ProtoLaser S4 (pdf - 205 KB)
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Catalog
Rapid PCB Prototyping Product Catalog (pdf - 3 MB)
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TechGuide
LPKF TechGuide Rapid PCB Prototyping (pdf - 3 MB)
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Overview LPKF Laser Structuring

Thanks to the specific wavelength of the UV laser, the ProtoLaser U4 can structure, engrave and cut materials in a single operation. This laser system is stable in the lower power range so that even thin and organic layers can be processed with minimal heat transfer.

Laser ablation with practically no heat transfer: The shorter the processing pulse, the less heat is transferred to the adjacent material. The picosecond laser of the ProtoLaser R clears - an important hurdle falls: There is no more heat transfer to speak of, with the material struck by the laser evaporating right away.

The compact laser system produces precise, fine structures for demanding PCBs in a very short time. Using a special process, the ProtoLaser S4 quickly removes large copper areas from laminated substrates such as FR4. The ProtoLaser S4 also delivers excellent results on special materials for RF applications.

The LPKF ProtoLaser ST tabletop laser system enables efficient prototyping of complex digital and analog circuits, RF and microwave circuit boards. The system achieves exact geometries on almost any material and is ideal for structuring single or double sided circuit boards.

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