Important aspects for strip coating of very small electronic components include special process stability and a uniform coat distribution.
The facility shown entered service in early 2000 and features a number of innovative solution details. For the first time, a new cell structure was employed, which prevents the medium from contaminating the next processing cell. The cell structure therefore ensures a uniform high quality finish. In addition − and especially for this system − the latest BUS + PLC technology was used to develop an error detection system in the in-house control and switchgear cabinet shop. Malfunction and error messages are displayed in clear text and enable the operator to rectify malfunctions, usually immediately and without the need for special tools or a maintenance technician. This makes it possible to cut downtimes to a minimum.
Great emphasis was placed on environment-friendly operation of the facility as part of the environmental protection scheme. Complicated rinsing sequences, return and recycling of the waste water directly in the process make it possible to achieve low water consumtion and ecologically compatible operation. Additionally integrated performance enhancement also helps to save electricity.