all4-PCB introduces lead-free HASL and optical layer-to-layer registration systems at APEX 2006
Feb 09, 2006
Distributor all4-PCB (North America) has introduced two revolutionary products at APEX.
"With the printed circuit board industry rebounding around the world, it's the perfect time to introduce the best-of-the-best when it comes to internationally manufactured process equipment," says Torsten Reckert, President, all4-PCB, North America. "IPC attendees love getting the hands-on demonstration we provide right on the floor."
The Penta 580 Pb Free HASL (Hot Air Solder Leveling) machine is manufactured by Pentagal in Germany, the most experienced manufacturer of HASL equipment in Europe. This groundbreaking technology is uniquely designed to conform to the ban on lead soldering equipment scheduled to go into effect throughout Europe in 2006. In addition, IPC marks the introduction of the PRS 77 optical lay-up, registration & bonding system for preparation of lamination stacks, from DIS in New York. This novel process greatly increases layer-to-layer registration over current solutions.
In addition to the above introductions, all4-PCB will also be demonstrating the novel PM 650 orbital sanding machine for via fill technology from Pola & Massa. The ability to conform to uneven surfaces now allows for much higher tolerance manufacture. The PM 650 system is complemented by the VCP via filling equipment from MASS Germany, also on display, which provides for filling of pastes into vias through via-in-pad technology. This conductive interconnect to the surface feature of the pad in different board layers takes place in the pad rather than on the surface of the board, thus removing any connective paths on the surface of the circuit board itself.
all4-PCB is an international corporation dedicated to the development, manufacture, distribution, support and systems consulting of equipment for the PCB industry. Additional corporate information is available on the company's web site at www.all4-pcb.us.