Protective lacquer coating – with a focus on what matters most
Rehm has expanded its product range, introducing a compact, high-performance coating system to the market in ProtectoXC. Its low investment costs make it particularly appealing to electronics manufacturers who process low throughput. The device combines precise coating with a focus on what matters most: perfect protection for your electronics.
The upper surface of a plant’s leaves is its outermost defence, not only protecting it against pests and water loss, but also helping shake off dirt or increase resistance. This is a particularly well-known characteristic of the lotus flower – water just drips right off it. This was the biological inspiration behind innovative, self-cleaning surface coatings with what is known as the “lotus effect”.
The protective lacquer coating on electronic units acts in a similar way. It is now absolutely essential to protect sensitive components from aggressive environmental influences such as moisture, corrosion, chemicals, dust or vibration. High-selectivity conformal coating is the key to ensuring electronics work reliably and is indispensable in modern manufacturing.
Unique technological advantages:
- Reliable coating process, even for low throughput
- Compact unit, easily integrated with batch or line production
- Modern software with touch operation and 3D trackball
- Barcode connectivity and optimum process documentation
- Low investment costs, top process performance
- Easy to maintain with its smart cleaning system
Material application – Stable and precise for a great result
At the heart of the ProtectoXC is coating management working in tandem with nozzle technology. Up to two coating applicators can be used – with a wide range of possibilities. The same nozzle can be used to switch between dispensing, spraying and jetting procedures “on the fly”. Parts which are high up or close together (up to 80 mm) are easy to reach thanks to the slim nozzle design. If necessary, parts can be flushed from below, ensuring that hidden ports can also be protected.
Cleaning and maintenance
The cleaning tank protects nozzles, cables, connections and ports from drying out and automatically cleans the system during downtime, without wasting resources. This allows long processes to run without requiring maintenance. Depending on the type of material, ProtectoXC also makes long downtimes without cleaning and flushing the valves or system possible. All control elements and lacquer stocks are easy to access for the performance of maintenance tasks
Unique and self-explanatory – Intuitive software operation
ProtectoXC uses touch navigation with a trackball. The modern software interface, based on Windows 8, is self-explanatory. The coating program monitors all user steps in real time while coating coordinates or surfaces are created. It’s easy to draw on an uploaded CAD drawing or image with your finger. Zoom functions reveal any details that might have been hidden by a finger when moving coordinate lines. Offline programming or maintenance from a remote workplace, completely disconnected from the Internet, are also an option. Processes can be easily tracked as all unit details entered are saved in lockfiles and clearly assigned with barcode connectivity.
Practical axis control and 3D interpolation using the high-resolution trackball
Touchscreen design for quick and intuitive operation of the software interface – as easy as drawing on a smartphone
Strong process performance – even with low throughput
Are you looking for a high-performance facility that can be smoothly integrated into small production spaces, perfectly suited for coating small batches and requiring only manageable investment costs? ProtectoXC can meet all of these requirements. The compact system fits neatly into any production environment – whether batch system or inline. Users can carry out dispensing, spraying and jetting procedures with its two applicators. Circuit boards measuring up to 450 x 390 mm can be handled quickly and easily. With its innovative cleaning system, the device is also very easy to maintain