PCB and Flex Drilling &
UV + CO2 Dual Laser system, providing the broadest capability with optimum speed.
ProVia FP-UC laser drilling and cutting systems incorporate both UV and CO2 lasers and scan heads. The CO2 laser is appropriate for high speed drilling, cutting and skiving of dielectrics, while the UV laser is able to machine copper and provide higher process quality in many dielectrics.
System Features Include:
Optional Features and Hardware
Cart loading automation allows for carts and trays of panels to be loaded into the system (side pods shown above and detail left). Panels are loaded by vacuum pickup.
Compact tray autoloader within the core system footprint (shown below).
Automatic pickup and vacuum zones for multiple panel formats.
Slipsheet pass-through handling for both autoloader styles.
Configurable for large panel and continuous web processing
Compatible with roll-to-roll web handlers
Integrated inspection microscope
A 2.3MP HD colour camera can inspect microvias after processing. Zoom optics are designed for viewing microvias in the 50 - 200 µm diameter range. On-screen measurements can be made and images saved for later use. Powerful white LED light sources provide both coaxial and low angle ring illumination.
Flat-top beam homogenizer and zoom telescope
As an alternative to the normal Gaussian intensity profile, flat-top CO2 spots permit drilling and pocketing operations with a very consistent process and less risk of sensitive inner layer damage. The user can even switch between Gaussian and flat-top spots within the same job.
Dual-head, dual-panel drilling
The single-laser systems (UV-only, CO2-only) can be configured with two independent galvo stations and two vacuum tables for dual-panel operation. The ProVia software is highly adaptable, able to process different jobs independently on two panels through two galvo heads.
Panel thickness measurement probe
An ultra-reliable electro-mechanical height probe is available to measure / verify the panel thickness prior to processing. Helps prevent drilling the wrong panels or with the wrong job.
Barcode or 2-D matrix code reading
Used for panel identification, and can be manual or automated.
Networking software with automatic file retrieval and job creation
The system can even accommodate a tray of mixed panels, using optional OCR or barcode to read panel ID and load the appropriate job from files on the system or network.