UV Laser Cutting for PCBs

For depaneling of printed circuit boards used in microelectronics and medical devices. Lasers eliminate mechanical stress and the need for replacing routing bits—making this technology more cost effective.

System Overview

Our standard ultraviolet laser cutting system for PCB depaneling features a water-cooled UV laser with through-the-optics vision (TTOV) and an XY table. These systems are popular for their non-charring cutting process that is required by most manufacturers. Using specialized fixtures and machine vision, intricate boards are able to be cut with extremely tight tolerances. Perfect for microelectronics and medical device manufacturers.

Interior of UV Laser depaneling system for printed circuit boards
  • Ultraviolet laser cutting source with XY table
  • TTOV machine vision for high-speed locating of board fiducial markings
  • Manual loading and unloading of fixture plates
  • Specialized fixture plates designed for your specific board layouts
  • Overall design features is dependent upon customer requirements
  • Welded steel frame with aluminum paneling for long-lasting industrial use
  • Ergonomic arm with 19” monitor, keyboard, and mouse or touchscreen display
  • CDRH Class I laser workstation with emergency stop push button
  • CMS LaserGraf5 software with Windows® 10 64-bit operating system

*Overall system design and size will vary based on customer requirements and applications lab testing results prior to purchase.

The Technology

UV laser cut printed circuit boards

UV Laser Depaneling

The ultraviolet wavelength produces the cleanest cuts available for depaneling circuit boards. Cut tiny circuits, flex boards and through common materials like FR4 and Teflon.

Machine Vision

Our through-the-optics vision (TTOV) system utilizes the same optics as the laser. This enables high-speed vision detection of board fiducials in order to accurately align the laser cutting path. 

Specialized Fixtures

Handling the part during the depaneling process requires a custom fixture designed for supporting the separated pieces.

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