The Multiframe is a state of the art glass photo tool system which provides very accurate and repeatable exposure imaging. It is a complete draw replacement style of frame that easily adapts to existing exposure units. Designed and manufactured by Multiline Technology, this new photo tool offers the highest accuracy (± 0.0004") (± 10 µm) in front to back registration for photo imaging of double sided Printed Wiring Boards and/or Multilayers. Depending on the tooling system this one frame can accommodate multiple panel sizes and thicknesses, as well as processing inner-layers and outer-layers without the need to change the glass.
Unlike typical glass photo tools the Multiframe incorporates many new innovative features. A feature that our customers have expressed excitement about is the "Spring Loaded Pneumatically Retracted Pin System". This unique patented pinning system has been developed to ease the removal of boards (laminated panels, outer layers and solder mask) from the tooling pins after exposure. The pneumatically activated pins are drawn out of the tooling holes by a switch located on the front of the unit. This new pinning system eliminates prying of boards from the tooling that can cause damage to the film and the glass.
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When it comes to registration, the Multiframe offers a one-of-a-kind Three-Point Centerline Alignment system. Precision top to bottom glass registration is achieved by registering the floating top glass to the bottom glass, by using 3 precision pins that self align to tapered slots.
A new technologically advanced UV resistant gasket gives this new phototool flexibility like no others. It automatically adjusts to different panel thickness ranging from (0 to .1575") (4mm). Without the loss of chamber vacuum and the need to shim or change over too new seals or hinges.
The Multiframe comes standard with heat strengthened glass and includes a tool free change over system, which is only offered by Multiline Technology. This quick-change operation is effortless thus, giving the operator the ability to change the glass and tooling in minutes.
High productivity and fast setup are common comments from our customers. This is possible because taping and gluing film is a thing of the past. Films are held in the top and bottom glass of the Multiframe with an integrated vacuum system.
Clean room safe bearings are utilized throughout the Multiframe. Multiline has chosen these bearings because many of our customers expressed concerns about unwanted metal shavings appearing in exposed films after prolonged usage. These metal shavings can sometimes get in between panels and films, which can cause havoc in the quality of your production.
The Multiframe is a complete drawer replacement style of phototool with interchangeable glass that easily adapts to existing exposure units. This unit can be utilized for inner/outer layers as well as solder mask.
Spring Loaded Pneumatically Retractable Pin System
Our unique patented pneumatically retractable pinning system design allows for quick and easy panel placement and removal. This system eliminates the need for force to remove the laminated boards from the pins. Prying or the use of tools, can cause glass and film damage. All types of registration tooling pins are available.
Side view of left slot from 3-Point Centerline Alignment System and Pneumatically retractable Pin System.
1.Pneumatically Retractable Pin
2.One of the 3 hardened glass alignment slots