PCB 2800 System from March Plasma
Feb 26, 2004
The PCB 2800 plasma treatment system provides unparalleled process uniformity for Teflon activation, desmear and etchback in high-volume circuit board applications.
Low cost of ownership is realized with compact system configuration and upgraded features for quick pump-down. In addition, low gas consumption ensures long-term favorable economics.
Our latest design includes:
Increased process uniformity:
The PCB 2800 system is configured with 14 cells, each cell holding two 457 x 610 mm (18 x 24 in.) PCB panels vertically. The consolidation of electrodes from two sets to one result in improved power distribution for more efficient and uniform plasma throughout the chamber.
Electrode alignment bars keep the electrodes equally spaced from cell to cell and within a cell. Equally spaced cells ensure uniform plasma for treating both sides of the panel simultaneously, unlike other systems that require flipping. Non-conductive alignment guides ensure that panels are held parallel and centered within the cell, further increasing uniformity.
All aspects of the plasma process – pressure, power, time, temperature, and gas flow – can be configured independently to achieve unprecedented treatment uniformity.
Ultimate process flexibility:
The PCB 2800 plasma system is configured for either rigid or flex materials, or both. Switching between material types is easy; rack and cart assemblies are quickly exchanged with minimal downtime.
The system redesign eliminated one of the front doors, reducing footprint dimensions and simplifying PCB panel loading and unloading. Two rear doors allow easy access for efficient serviceability.
March is the global leader in gas plasma technology for the semiconductor, PCB, and webbed material industries, and has direct support centers in CA, FL, Singapore, Europe and Japan. With over 20 years of continuous innovation, March designs and manufactures a complete line of award winning and patented plasma systems that support all markets. An expert staff of scientists and engineers is available to assist in the design of plasma processes that improve both product reliability and production yields.
See the March web site for more details: www.marchplasma.com.