Based upon over 400 depaneling systems with various performance specifications, IPTE Factory Automation (FA) has developed a new 1D inline depaneler. The 1-DS Compact requires only 1000 x 900 mm floor space and the unit height is also very low at just 1,300 mm, which makes it one of the most compact models on the market. No corners were cut in terms of performance to achieve this small footprint. Upon entry into the depaneler, a barcode reader checks the PCBs to be depaneled. This reader has an interface for MES communication (manufacturing execution system) to provide seamless process monitoring. The panel is then lifted, centralized and fixed for sawing.
The saw is fitted with a precise axle system and separates the PCB panels unstressed from above at up to 160 mm per second. All diamond-coated hard metal blades on the market are suitable for the purposes of sawing and integrated sawing blade breakage monitoring assures maximum security. Extraction devices at the top and bottom remove the sawing dust arising from the cutting process. When designing the 1-DS Compact, particular attention was paid to the ease of service. With the sawing block that can be slid within the housing, the saw blade can be exchanged particularly quickly and simply and this also simplifies changing the pressure plate which is specific to the product.
Like all models from the IPTE portfolio of depanelers, the 1-DS Compact is fitted with the standardized IPTE software platform. The user interface is designed so that all functions can be executed quickly and intuitively. The 1-DS Compact depaneler rounds off the IPTE FA range of depanelers for low floor space application. It is available immediately with the possibility of featuring specific customer applications.
To complete the depaneling product range, IPTE FA offers turnkey and reconfigurable complete systems for further processing of the individual PCBs, be it handling, marking and other back-end processes through to testing and packing.