Circular blade „CUT+” with extractor
As with all other production processes, separation of PCBs from production panels is subject to continuous optimising and increasing cost pressure.
For this reason, hardly any other cutting process has enjoyed greater market penetration than the separation of assemblies using a circular blade. If the criteria and guidelines for separation with the circular blade have been observed in terms of panel layout and the production specification, this process represents an absolutely legitimate alternative to separation using a saw or router bit.
Schnaidt Cut is a durable cutting system designed for daily use in production. It is ideally complemented through the use of Schnaidt TUR carriers where this is appropriate. TUR workpiece carriers adhere to the layout already existing on the production panel after the separation process, thus enabling simpler further machining of individual assemblies which have been separated.
A further advantage is that the carrier guide aligns panels exactly with the scoring line on the cutting edge, thus ruling out any possible damage to SMD components.
Due to the structure of the PCB, separation with a circular blade can break of glass fibre particles from the assembly which are then deposited on it.
Where the specification or function of the assembly strictly rules out any contamination, it is vital that these glass fibre particles be kept away from it.
With the Schnaidt Cut+, contaminants are extracted directly on the lower and upper edge of the cutter, thus preventing them from coming into contact with the assembly. This enables achievement of the required cleanliness qualification..