ProtoLaser S

ProtoLaser S

Ultra-fast, advanced PCB laser etching

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The LPKF ProtoLaser S is a NIR laser with a 25 µm focused beam diameter developed for HF and microwave circuits, as well as digital and analog designs. Rapid surface metal removal is achieved with an LPKF developed laser delamination process or with ablation settings. A wide range of substrates can be processed included copper-clad FR4, aluminum-coated PET films, ceramics, Rogers TMM®, RT/duroid®, RO4000® and PTFE based materials up to 9" x 12" in size.

Precise alignment for double-sided prototypes is achieved with an included fiducial recognition camera. This camera allows the LPKF ProtoLaser S to visually inspect and properly align the material. Circuit traces as small as 100 µm (4 mil) can be achieved with laminated PCB materials and 50 µm traces can be achieved, along with spacing of 25 µm when working with ceramics. Smaller features may be possible and results are dependent on copper/metal thickness, substrate type and peel strength.

For drilling through-holes in printed circuit boards, an LPKF ProtoMat system is a perfect complement to the LPKF ProtoLaser S.

Technical Specifications: ProtoLaser S

Part Number 124102
Max. Material size and layout area (X/Y/Z) 229 mm x 305 mm x 1 0mm (9" x 12" x 0.4")
Repeatability ± 2 µm (± 0.08 mil)b
Beam diameter in focus 25 μm (1 mil)
Accuracy* 2 µm (0.08 mil)
Laser Pulse Frequency 15-200 kHz
Minimum line/space 50 µm /25 µm (2 mil/1 mil)a
Structuring speed ∅ 6 cm²/mina (∅ on laminated substrate)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 875 mm x 1430 mm x 750 mm (34.4" x 56.3" x 29.5")c
Weight 260 kg (573.2 lbs)
Operating Conditions  
Power Supply 110/230 V, 50-60 Hz, 1.4 kW
Compressed Air Supply 8 bar (116 psi), 160 l/min (5.66 cfm)
Ambient temperature 22 °C ± 2 °C (68 °F ± 4 °F)
Cooling Air-cooled (internal cooling cycle)
Power Supply 230 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.2 kW
Air flow rate 320 m³/h, max. vacuum pressure 21,000 PA
Filter Active carbon filter and HEPA filter
Dimensions (W x H x D) 365 mm x 740 mm x 501 mm (14.4" x 29.1" x 19.7")
Weight 80 kg (176.4 lbs)
Required Accessories Exhaust, compressor, standard PC
Software Microsoft Windows XP or 7, 1.2 GHz processor or higher, min. 2 GB RAM, screen resolution min. 1024 x 768 pixels, USB 2.0
a    Depending on material and laser beam parameters
b    Direct repeat of laser beam movement
c    Height with open door 1730 mm (68.1”)
*    Resolution scanfield
Technical specifications subject to change.