"Thanks to our LPKF ProtoMat we took a project that should have taken 10 weeks and did it in only one week."
~Paul Clark from Honeywell C&K Systems
The ProtoMat® S-Series provides precise, quick and simple in-house PCB prototyping, delivering PCBs in hours instead of days. The reduction of time and money spent on outsourcing services translates into greater project momentum, increased productivity, and quicker time-to-market turnarounds.
The LPKF ProtoMat S104 advanced PCB milling option also includes the solid granite-based construction, automated fiducial alignment camera, ceramic base vacuum table, solder paste dispensing and 2.5D pocket milling capabilities but adds to the rapid PCB prototyping capabilities with a 100,000 rpm variable speed spindle motor and high precision copper thickness sensor probe. With the included auto-switch sensor and software feedback for copper thickness, the cut depth can be precisely controlled and is ideal for RF/MW applications. The faster spindle motor is ideal for more sensitive materials creating traces and spacing as small as 100 μm (4 mil) on FR4 and PTFE or ceramic filled PTFE materials.
The system that sets the standard for almost all in-house PCB prototyping applications: The ProtoMat S64 provides a high-speed 60,000 rpm variable speed spindle motor with low runout and low-maintenance ensuring the production of fine structures as small as 100 μm (4 mil). The S64 also allows the production of multilayer boards when used in conjunction with a lamination press. Additional standard features include a solid granite base, auto-switch tool depth sensor, vacuum table with high precision ceramic, automated fiducial alignment camera, solder paste dispensing 2.5D pocket milling capabilities, making the ProtoMat S64 the perfect addition to any development environment.
The E series LPKF ProtoMats are a low-cost introduction to the world of professional in-house printed circuit board prototyping. They will structure single- or double-sided circuit boards, drill holes for through-plating and cut individual boards from the base material.