Multiline's Automatic Artwork Punch or "AAP" is the most advanced artwork punching system on the market, incorporating a computer driven vision system with a precision "X", "Y" O positioning vacuum table and extremely accurate tooling. Artwork is automatically located under the cameras and the correct location is determined before punching and without the need for operator judgment.
The machine can be provided with different tooling patterns from a standard 4 slot, a 6 slot system which provides additional slots along one edge for outer-layer and solder-mask exposure and "L" tooling which consists of multiple slots along two edges providing a zero reference position in one corner of the panel.
The 6 slot and "L" tooling configurations have the advantage of handling many different panel sizes in the same glass tool.
The artwork punch should have the flexibility to be used for inner-layer and outer-layer artwork registration. All of the Multiline models from completely automatic to manual are offered with either 4 slot, 4 slot with edge tooling, tooling slots along two edges ("L" configuration) or custom designed to fit a present tooling need. Adjustability and maintainability are designed into each machine.
All the Multiline artwork punches measure the target locations and report the spread values in an SPC package.