Tiniest openings at high densities, multiple levels within one stencil, and a throughput requirement of more than 50,000 cut openings per hour call for the highest process speed, accuracy, and flexibility in the manufacturing of the metal stencils. In order to support machine builders in electronics manufacturing and manufacturing services (EMS) in improving the performance of the stencil cutting processes, PI offers a powerful combination of motion platforms, software, and controls. For example, gantry systems allow large travel ranges and high velocities for the movement of the laser during cutting. With the help of a fine control, the vertical position can also be adjusted in order to cut at different heights in step stencils. Control algorithms ensure consistent performance over the entire machining area and also offer a dynamic yaw correction to ensure the orthogonality of the cuts even at high speeds.
Using a dynamic adjustment of the laser power and the laser pulse placement, depending on the direction and speed of movement, the highest degree of accuracy can be achieved even for the smallest opening sizes and at a changing cutting speed.
Also an advanced CAD/CAM software can import different drawing data including the Gerber format.