Pioneer-Dietecs Corporation offers a complete line of stress-free, press-based PCB depaneling systems for close tolerance singulating of both tab-routed and v-scored printed circuit boards. Pioneer presses range from simple, manually-operated benchtop models, to automatic shuttle table models.
All-pneumatic, air-logic configuration for easy maintenance
Pioneer-Dietecs depaneling presses are all-pneumatic with Pioneer’s proven air-logic systems for semi-automatic cycle of the die ram. They are inexpensive to hook-up and no electricity is required. Pneumatic presses are clean room safe…no messy hydraulic oil.
Die changes in 30 seconds or less
Micrometer stroke adjust for die-height setting available as an option
Starting at $5,495
Available with 2 to 22 Tons of force
All pneumatic with air-logic for semi-automatic cycle of the die ram
Inexpensive to hook-up with no electricity required
Pneumatic systems are very popular where technical staff may not be readily available for programming and maintaining more complicated PLC controlled systems. Palm buttons trigger the operation, shuttling the lower die plate on THK linear guide rails into the press.
Press-Based Depaneling for Singulating Tab-Routed and V-Scored PCB’s
Change Dies in 30 Seconds
Our unique floating die plates eliminate time consuming die installation and expensive setup costs typically required for close tolerance registration. Dies can safely singulate within ½ mm of ceramic components and fine trace lines with no stress or strain to adversely affect fragile PCB’s for semiconductors or other delicate applications. Works equally well on skip-tab-routed or v-scored arrays.
First, an operator registers the panel on tooling-hole pin locators on the lower die plate. Closing a cover triggers the operation, shuttling the lower die plate on linear guide rails into the press. After depaneling takes place, the shuttle table automatically returns to the home position and the cover opens, allowing the operator to remove the singulated PCB’s. The entire cycle, loading to unloading, takes as little as four to six seconds.
Easy as 1-2-3
1. Place the printed circuit board panel on tooling locating pins
2. Now the press depanels the array and presents the singulated PCBs to the operator in 5 to 10 seconds with minimum stress, maximum stability, and the accuracy of class A hard tooling.
3. After singulation, open the shuttle table and easily remove the PCB
Stress-Free Depaneling Systems
Benchtop Press Features
Rugged four-post construction
Micrometer stroke adjust included for close tolerance dial-in and kiss-cutting
Fast stroke cycle time of about 1 second
Quiet, clean operation – no messy hydraulic oil
All pneumatic – no electricity required
CE Approved “Safety Box” – no pinch points, lock-outs when under operation
Benchtop Press Specifications
6″ x 6″
8″ x 8″
8-5/8″ x 13″
14″ x 14″
*Price based on general specifications and subject to change without notice. To get an exact price for a PCB depaneling press, request a quote based on your specifications.
Designed specifically for cleanrooms, Pioneer cleanroom PCB depaneling presses are all pneumatic and built with our proprietary air-logic system for clean, quiet operation.
The cleanroom depaneling press features a NEMA pneumatics enclosure that’s water-tight, environmentally secure, and sturdy to protect against dust, splashing water, wash-downs, and other contamination. Cleanroom depaneling presses are available in standard sizes or can be built to any size with custom features available to meet your requirements.
Semi-Automatic Cleanroom Press
Cleanroom Press Design Specifications
Standard sizes from from 6” x 6” to 24” x 24″ with any size available on request
Tonnage from 1 ½ to 22 Tons
Totally pneumatic presses with Pioneer-Dietecs proprietary Air-Logic
Can be configured for manual or semi-automatic operation
Cutting surface of stainless steel or FDA approved plastic
Custom features available to suit specific needs
Semi-Automatic Cleanroom Press
Pneumatic components enclosed in a waterproof box
Pneumatic plumbing between components consists of flexible tubing
Plumbing entering and exiting the cleanroom press is stainless steel tubing, stainless steel clad flexible hose, or equivalent
Pressure gauges available in stainless steel
All non-stainless pressure gauges mounted inside the enclosed box
Cleanroom Press hardware is stainless steel, anodized aluminum or powder-coated steel
Shuttle table handle is stainless steel
All aluminum components are anodized
All exhaust air connected to an external tank with check valve
The external tank has a pressure gauge attached with two exhaust output ports for venting outside the cleanroom.
Wash-down features available
Cleanroom press can be equipped to withstand wet processing in the cutting area (i.e. spraying with hydrogen peroxide for sanitizing)
No through holes on cutting plate
All tapped holes blind or plugged
Cutting table linear sliding rail of stainless steel or equivalent
Upgrade Your Wand System with Better Dies for Less
Pioneer Dietecs offers male/female punching dies that work perfectly with Wand systems. Pioneer punching dies can improve performance of your existing equipment by minimizing stress. And they cost less. What’s more, Pioneer provides better service than larger companies. Better service, better dies, and lower prices. Why not give Pioneer a try?
Request a Quote for a Stress-Free, Turnkey Depaneling System
Let Pioneer design a turnkey system for your PCB depaneling process. Send us a CAD file, pdf or sample array and we’ll quote a turnkey system including both dies and presses you need to completely singulate your printed circuit boards. Request Depaneling System Quote