PC Board Plotter Offers Improved Precision and Control

The latest addition to the line of mec-anical circuit board plotters offered by LPKF Laser & Electronics is the Protomat® S100, which offers significant improv-ments in precision and control over earlier models. The S100 combines a maximum milling speed of 6 inches (150 mm) per second with system resolution of 0.01 mils (0.25 μm). Using a variable speed 3-phase spindle motor that operates up to 100,000 RPM, the plotter produces extremely fine traces for all types of PC boards, with specific emphasis on RF and microwave boards. The ability to produce pro-totypes in minutes allows rapid turnaround time for design modifications