SPOT ON™ increases performance by delivering a dynamic beam focus capability to high-production Flex PCB manufacturing. This capability enables beam location and control through automated z-mapping and dynamic z-control. With the SPOT ON™ feature, the CapStone™ system maps inconsistencies in height between the chuck, overlay, and panel. Once mapped, the system automatically adjusts the beam spot to deliver quality vias without waste.
The newly released SPOT ON™ feature delivers increased uptime and maximizes yields to the industry's highest-performing Flex PCB laser drill system.
San Diego, CA. – January 24, 2023 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, today at IPC|APEX 2023, announced the launch of SPOT ON™, an optional feature upgrade available for the CapStone™ laser via drilling system. SPOT ON™ increases system uptime through early warning of spot quality deviation and increases the CapStone™'s yield performance by reducing leading causes of via quality degradation.
"High-end Flex PCB manufacturers are experiencing increased pressure to meet yield requirements," said John Williams, VP and General Manager of MKS Equipment and Solutions Business. "Adding SPOT ON™ to CapStone™ enables our partners to drill the highest quality blind vias within increasingly tight margins. In our initial evaluations at high volume production partners, we have seen SPOT ON™ deliver increased yield on top of the already high CapStone™ laser drill performance."
Increase via drilling operational performance with CapStone’s SPOT ONTM feature upgrade:
Automatically measure and validate spot size and focus during production.
Quickly and accurately measure surface height variations across the processing surface due to chuck, overlay and the material before processing.
The system will automatically compensate for z-height fluctuations during production.
FOCUS CALIBRATION AND ACCURACY:
SPOT SIZE AND QUALITY:
HEIGHT FLUCTUATION CONTROL: