Seica has designed the new system RAPID H4 FLEX NEXT> for flex PCBs with a dedicated vacuum plate in the test area to minimize board warpage for the extremely thin flex circuits. This is Seica response to the constant demand for testing FLEX PCBs, which are rapidly spreading around the consumer electronics, automotive, medical, smart home industries and others. These are designed to fit into small areas with bending improving the miniaturization process and the high-density mounting design.
FULL TEST LINE SOLUTION FOR REEL TO REEL MARKET
The Rapid RAPID H4 FLEX is the only Flying Probe on the market able to test the Flex-PCB produced in a big REEL. In order to minimize the cost and increase the productivity, some high-volume Flex-PCBs manufacturers have installed lines specifically intended for the production of circuits in continuous reel web (reel to reel).
SYSTEM STRUCTURE The whole system is structured in 3 main parts listed below. LOAD AREA: It is characterized by a primary unwinder with roll-carrier spindle followed by a pulling unit with air brake. TEST AREA: The lack of structural rigidity of FLEX-PCBs requires the use of a general purpose vacuum table. For this reason, the RAPID H4 FLEX features a vacuum tray installed into the work area and a vacuum pump/blower. Moreover, the tester is equipped with a stamper to automatically mark the bad foil after the test procedures. UNLOAD AREA: It is characterized by a pulling unit with air brake for controlled feeding of materials and by an output assembly with aligner and primary winder with 3” and 6” roll-carrier spindle.