Dorigo has installed a semi-automatic depanelizing systems to enhance its Printed Circuit Board Assembly (PCBA) production capabilities.  The new machine, an ASYS Divisio 2100 Ergo, allows for improved depanelization: the process of removing numerous, smaller individual PCBs from a larger multi-PCB panel during manufacturing.  Automated depaneling is an important process in electronics manufacturing as it increases throughput while ensuring consistent accuracy even with small or oddly-shaped boards.

"At Dorigo Systems, we find that many of our customers' designs have components very near the edge of the boards," says Paul Vasvary, Business Development Manager.  "The ultra-high densities of assemblies these days often require a depaneling router to ensure that the components do not get damaged when the individual PCA's are removed from the panel."

Dorigo's depaneling process has the advantage of speed and pin-point accuracy with the ASYS Divisio 2100 Ergo.  This precision depanelizing can be performed on boards requiring tight tolerances.  The depaneling process utilizes high quality bits, ensuring minimal mechanical stress, and is adaptable based on computer-controlled processing.

Another important feature of the system is that we can depanel round or odd-shaped boards with very tight tolerances, in situations where an assembly needs to fit into a precision enclosure," states Vasvary.

The ASYS Divisio 2100 Ergo router is controlled by computer software that is programmed to route each pallet consistently.  The end result is high-quality finished edges on individual boards.  The system allows for two complete set-ups to be used.  While one PCA is being routed, the previously routed boards are removed an a new panel is loaded and ready to swap positions.  The machine has a built-in self-cleaning system that vacuums away board trimmings.  The ASYS Divisio 2100 Ergo can also be used to make assorted jigs, fixtures and carrier plates.