LPKF Laser & Electronics, Garbsen, Germany, will showcase an updated version of its flagship stencil cutting laser system at IPC APEX EXPO. The new model of the LPKF StencilLaser G6080 features a number of improvements over its predecessor, including a real-time quality inspection system and an improved throughput, which allows for about 20% higher productivity.
The new SL G6080 uses a proprietary optical inspection process that monitors the stencil cutting process in real-time. When compared to an off-line quality inspection, this technique reduces the total production time of each stencil and eliminates the possibility of human error.
The G6080’s increased productivity is accomplished by a new, advanced control system that uses optimized cutting parameters for each individual aperture. Other improvements include a fully contained motion system and software controlled cutting gas management that reduces operation costs even further.
LPKF is expecting to start delivery of the G6080 systems to North American customers in July 2011.