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LPKF Releases New Benchtop Equipment for Rapid Prototyping of Printed Circuit Boards

Tualatin, OR, February 2019 — LPKF Laser & Electronics has announced it is releasing its 4th generation of the S-series in-house rapid PCB prototyping equipment. The ProtoMat S64 and ProtoMat S104 benchtop milling systems provide quick and simple in-house PCB prototypes to engineers in minutes, rather than waiting for the PCB to come back from the board house days or weeks later. The reduction of time and money spent on outsourcing services translates into greater project momentum, increased productivity, and quicker time-to-market turnaround.

The system that sets the standard for almost all in-house PCB prototyping applications: The ProtoMat S64 provides a high-speed 60,000 RPM variable speed spindle motor with low runout and low-maintenance ensuring the production of fine structures as small as 100 μm (4 mil). The S64 also allows the production of multilayer boards when used in conjunction with a lamination press. Additional standard features include a solid granite base, automatic tool change with depth sensor, vacuum table with high precision ceramic, automated fiducial alignment camera, solder paste dispensing, and 2.5D pocket milling capabilities, making the ProtoMat S64 the perfect addition to any development environment.

The LPKF ProtoMat S104 advanced PCB milling option also includes the solid granite-based construction, automated fiducial alignment camera, ceramic base vacuum table, solder paste dispensing and 2.5D pocket milling capabilities but adds to the rapid PCB prototyping capabilities with a 100,000 RPM variable speed spindle motor and high precision copper thickness sensor probe. The standard automatic tool change with depth sensor and software feedback for copper thickness, the cut depth can be precisely and automatically controlled. The faster spindle motor is ideal for more sensitive materials creating traces and spacing as small as 100 μm (4 mil) on FR4 and PTFE or ceramic filled PTFE materials which is ideal for RF/MW applications.

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