Amphenol Invotec Tamworth Facility Adds Machinery From Viking Test


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Amphenol Invotec, Europe’s leading manufacturer of time-critical, high-technology PCBs has commissioned a new Pluritec Inspecta Combo HPL X-Ray drill with complete automation, from Viking Test for its facility in Tamworth.

Offering a one-stop solution, the Inspecta Combo HPL combines four machines in one system. The patented "One Step X-Ray drilling & Routing" function will perform, via X-Ray system, panel target detection and deformation compensation (linear, non-linear rotation, offset and scaling) and direct drilling or routing. Optical alignment capability further enhances registration options for specialised applications.

Enhanced capability, versatility and flexibility make the COMBO HPL an ideal choice for the processing of complex multi-layer, and rigid-flex PCBs at Amphenol Invotec. Large panel format capability falls in line with Invotec’s ongoing investment to increase panel size capability across all manufacturing areas.

Tim Tatton, General Manager of Amphenol Invotec, said, "We specialize in complex, high layer-count, high-reliability PCBs, which means that we are increasingly working with thin and varied materials, including variable copper weights. Registration challenges are ever tighter and this machine will give us a significant step forward in driving yield improvements and through automation reducing cycle time & costs, which is good news for Amphenol Invotec and our customers."

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