Maker of plasma systems for surface cleaning, surface activation and adhesion, Surfx Technologies, will be exhibiting its STA-10iL Automated Plasma Machine at the IPC Apex Expo, taking place 24 – 26 January 2022. The system will be on show at in Booth 1235.
Surfx argon plasma systems clean and activate a wide variety of material surfaces, including glass, ceramics, polymers, semiconductors and metals. Cleaning and activating the material surfaces prior to bonding is key to achieving defect-free manufacturing. Surfx’s automated, in-line plasma systems are designed for this application. Whether for gluing, soldering, printing or coating, in-line plasma cleaning will increase yield on the factory floor and reduce defects in the field for years to come.
The plasma machine features a three-axis gantry that selectively applies the most advanced atmospheric plasma to substrates. The company’s Atomflo controller operates with low voltage, radio frequency (RF) power, and generates a uniform, particle free and electrically neutral plasma that is safe on the most sensitive electronics. Surfx Technologies’ versatile conveyor design allows for rapid surface preparation of electronics, including all types of IC packages.
The company says the system offers a slim footprint, fast lead times and flexible configurations, leaving no excuse to skip plasma surface preparation for critical processes. It can also be easily configured for any job with a working volume of 550 x 760 x 60 mm.