SCHUNK Electronic Solutions is bringing two depanelling machines with large installation spaces onto the market: the SAR-1300-Mono-Smart and the SAR-1700. The devices mill and saw individual PCBs from an large entire PCB (panel) - the maximum panel size is 600x500 millimeters. "Further developments in printed circuit board technology pose new challenges for electronics manufacturers and lead to increasing requirements on depanelling machine technology", says Jochen Ehmer, Director of SCHUNK Electronic Solutions. "Larger installation spaces are in demand – such as for separating large entire PCBs or long panels to be milled in strips. We meet this demand with the new models."
Modularity for the Industry 4.0 era
SCHUNK Electronic Solutions is the world's first manufacturer to design modular depanelling machines. The advantage for electronic manufacturers: they can buy a basic version of the machine and then retrofit it later – such as with additional milling modules, a camera system or a robot arm that takes over the loading and unloading and reduces the personnel costs. "The depanelling machines require a low initial investment and grow flexibly along with companies", says Ehmer. "Companies gain future security for the Industry 4.0 era, where you need to economically manage small batch sizes and frequent product changes."
The devices hardly use any more energy than a microwave
Customers benefit from process reliability, low electricity consumption and short cycle times. The SAR-1300-Mono-Smart achieves separation efficiency of up to four meters a minute and thanks to the linear motor axes and modern control technology, the milling accuracy is +/- 0.1 millimeter. The SAR-1700 achieves the milling speed of the SAR-1300-Mono-Smart and also saws with a speed of up to ten meters per minute. And it even energy saving, despite this performance. The power consumption of the SAR 1700 is 800 Watt, that of the SAR 1300 is only 700 Watt, which approximately corresponds to a microwave. The technical availability is up to 99.8%.