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  • Posalux is a swiss company specialized in micro machining with a focus on highly demanding markets in need of high-tech equipment. Leading solution provider in micro technologies for mass production
Product Portfolio
  • EDM

      • EDM HP4 - Microfor EDM

      • Designed for Mass Production
        • High productivity
        • High positioning accuracy
        • Process stability
        • Easy machine maintenance
        • Multi spindle machine available
        • Compact water deionization system
        • Siemens 840D SL

        Micro-EDM
        • Based on the electro erosion principle the integrated micro-EDM generator allows machining with shorter cycle times implying up to 30 % more productivity.
        • Micro-EDM generator interface with high-speed mode and direct communication.

        Innovation
        • Surface finish Ra < 0.3 μm.
        • Elimination of micro-vibrations by separation of filtration tank from machine frame.
        • Screen integrated on camera and automatic positioning program facilitate setting of the electrode and the needle of the part fixture
        • Decrease of leak check time by 50 %.
        • New interface HMI:
        • Real time monitoring of process parameters
        • Storage and visualization of erosion time and electrode wear
      • EDM HFP - Microfor EDM

      • Designed for flexible small batch production
        • High productivity
        • High positioning accuracy
        • Process stability
        • Easy machine maintenance
        • Compact water deionization system
        • Siemens 840D SL

        Micro-EDM
        • Based on the electro erosion principle the integrated micro-EDM generator allows machining with shorter cycle times implying up to 30 % more productivity.
        • Micro-EDM generator interface with high-speed mode and direct communication.

        Innovation
        • Surface finish Ra < 0.3 μm.
        • Elimination of micro-vibrations by separation of filtration tank from machine frame.
        • Screen integrated on camera and automatic positioning program facilitate setting of the electrode and the needle of the part fixture
        • Decrease of leak check time by 50 %.
        • New interface HMI:
        • Real time monitoring of process parameters
        • More flexible programming possibilities
        • Storage and visualization of erosion time and electrode wear

         
    • FEMTO LASER

        • FEMTO LASER 3-axis machine

        • Advanced µ-machining solutions for high-tech production

          Characteristics :

          • FEMTO source down to 200 fs
          • Light wave length : nIR (1030 nm)
          • 5-axis precession head
          • Vision system, beam attenuator, shutter, beam analyser, power recorder
          • Machine class 1 (I), FEMTO-LASER class 4 (IV)
          • Dedicated multifunctional software
          • Siemens 840 D SL, safety integrated CNC
          • Machine at +/- 1°C, operated in over-pressure


          Technical Highlights :

          • Focal length measurement
          • Interchangeable clamping devices
          • High precision positioning X-Y table (300×300 mm)
          • Camera for repositioning check
          • Dust extraction
          • MONO configuration (prototypes and mass production one head machine)
        • FEMTO LASER 5-axis machine

        • Advanced µ-machining solutions for high-tech production

          Characteristics :

          • FEMTO source down to 200 fs
          • Various harmonics available (wave length): nIR and green
          • 5-axis precession head
          • Vision system, beam attenuator, shutter, beam analyser, power recorder
          • Linear axis system allowing high dynamic and accurate motions
          • Machine class 1 (I), FEMTO-LASER class 4 (IV)
          • Siemens 840 D SL, safety integrated CNC
          • Machine at +/- 1°C, operated in over-pressure


          Technical Highlights :
          • Focal length measurement
          • Automatic loading / unloading solutions
          • Camera for positioning
          • Dust extraction
          • TWIN configuration (hidden time data collection during drilling)
          • COMBI configuration (laser drilling and mechanical milling combined solutions)
      • MECHANICAL Micro-Machining

          • MONO, DUO and TRIO

            • Innovative and ergonomic design
            • One, two, three and six* stations available in single, combi or dual versions
            • X, Y and Z axis with linear motor drives
            • Workpiece format : 635 x 724 mm (25″ x 28.5″)
            • XY individual technology available on TRIO model (workpiece format : 610 x 724 mm – 24″ x 28.5″)
            • Choice from an extensive range of drilling, routing or combination spindles
            • Spindle speed range from 5’000 to 350’000 rpm
            • Tool management system with chain, Asian Tool Change (ATC) and cassette
            • New Posalux CNC 5000 – Powerful digital servo drives for rigid axis control
            • Advanced concept of Z-axis unit – Increased stiffness, reduced mass
            • New generation of multi-inserts pressure pad (IPF3) for drilling and routing
            • Second measuring system for a perfect surface detection in controlled depth routing
            • Standard and customized clamping systems
            • CCD camera for registration
            • Automation – individual loader with up to 22 levels
              • Individual Loader

              • Up to 22 levels
              • New concept of Z-axis

                • Reduced mass
                • Improved guiding ratio
                • Higher stiffness
              • IPF3 - Drilling and routing

              • Interchangeable Pressure Foot with 3 positions

                Configuration with routing brush and large drilling insert
                Configuration with small and large drilling insert
                Air gap function : air flow through inserts to avoid any scratching of entry foil

              • Machine version: Single version

              • one machining unit per station
              • Machine version: Combi version

              • Two different and alternating machining units per station
              • Machine version: Dual version

              • Two identical machining units per station
            • ULTIMATE

                • ULTIMATE MONO

                • Advanced µ-machining solutions for high end applications

                   

                • ULTIMATE DUO

                • Advanced µ-machining solutions for test socket applicationsps

                   

              • Technologies

                  • Electrical Discharge Machining – EDM

                  • EDM micromachining with V7 technology

                    Posalux micro-EDM solutions for all high-end productive micro-drilling needs, based on more than 20 years of experience in demanding automotive applications.

                      • Function

                      • The process is based on the electro-erosion principle. Material is removed from the workpiece by a series of rapidly recurring current discharges between two electrodes, separated by a dielectric liquid and subject to an electric voltage. One of the electrodes is called the tool-electrode, or simply the “tool” or “electrode,” while the other is called the workpiece-electrode, or “workpiece.” The process depends upon the tool and workpiece not making actual contact.

                        In order to machine high quality micro holes the Posalux EDM machines have a tilting head with deformation by pressure that allows to control the diameter of the hole, resulting in a run-out of the tool electrode. The electrode turns with a decentering, giving two different gaps, one where sparks erode the material  and  another,  bigger one,  allowing  a  better flushing of eroded materials. In combination with CNC driven axis and  a high-speed interface to communicate with the micro EDM generator, perfect micro holes are the result.

                      • μ-EDM

                      • The use of the latest, integrated SARIX μ-EDM technology allows machining with high quality and efficiency, meeting the needs of mass production scenarios.

                        Applications

                        Automotive – Spray hole drilling in Diesel and gasoline injection nozzle. Microdrilling of valve plates.

                        Electrode guiding system

                        The integrated advanced electrode guiding system precisely feeds the smallest electrode available on the market, down to 35 μm.

                        Quality and expertise

                        • Flow check system to characterize repeatability and stability
                        • Optical and fiber non-destructive measurements to control hole diameter, shape and position
                        • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

                         

                      • Micro Machining

                        • Hole diameter from 70 μm in production up to 2 mm (0.003 to 0.08 inch)
                        • Tapered hole with reverse taper up to 150 μm/mm
                        • Wall thickness / hole diameter ratio up to 12
                        • All shapes (square, rectangle, oblong, …)
                        • All conductive material
                        • Without burr and material deposit, no micro-crack
                        • Flow stability: +/- 3 % Cp 1.67
                        • Smooth roughness: Ra < 0.3 μm ; Rz < 1 μm
                        • 6 holes application diameter 150 μm , thickness 0.8 mm :
                          Erosion time : 25 s / hole
                    • FEMTO LASER μ-Machining

                    • FEMTO LASER μ-machining is the most advanced laser technology to process a wide range of materials. Thanks to very low heat diffusion time (< 300 fs), thermal effects are avoided. Surface and geometries quality is improved due to high energy density. High repetition rate allows excellent productivity.

                      Flexilibity

                      Drilling, cutting, turning

                      Function

                      With each FEMTO LASER pulse that hits the work-piece a small amount of material immediately vaporizes. The material removal occurs in a controlled manner leading to no damage, burrs or any negative influences to the material integrity.

                      Posalux FEMTO LASER μ-machining solutions benefits are :

                      • FEMTO source < 300 fs
                      • Highest level of accuracy and productivity
                      • Stable and repeatable quality
                      • Cold ablation keeping material integrity (NAZ)
                      • Proven performance in 24/7 industrial environment

                      Wide range of materials

                      • Ceramic
                      • Nitinol
                      • Titanium
                      • Polymers
                      • Precious materials
                      • Copper
                      • Steel, stainless steel
                      • Brass
                        • Electronics - Femto Turning Operation (FTO) - Contact pins for testing devices

                        • High Ratio Holes (ratio 1:12)

                        • Watchmaking - Gear wheel for watch movement in brass / maillechort

                      • Drilling / Milling / Routing

                      • High-tech 2.5D micro machining solutions dedicated to mass production for electronics and watch markets.

                        Function

                        • Materials : aluminium, PCB, steel, hardened steel, brass, copper
                        • Depth controlled drilling and milling process
                        • Refered to top/bottom and inner layers

                        Applications

                        Dedicated to non-ferrous material in sheets and plates :

                        • FR4-based PCBs
                        • Metal backed PCBs
                        • Insulated Metal Substrate (IMS) PCBs


                        Specifications

                        • X, Y and Z axes with linear motor drives
                        • Controlled depth drilling and routing processes (blind holes, floating, mapping, polishing, etc.)
                        • Accuracy ±15 microns
                        • Axes acceleration up to 4g
                        • Diameter/depth ratio 1/10
                        • Up to 12 spindles per machine
                        • Up to 12’000 tools embedded
                        • Software with Posalux intuitive MMI
                        • Dual versions with two identical machining units are available


                        Benefits

                        • Designed for sheet and plate products
                        • Hole diameter down to 75 microns
                        • High productivity : up to 20 hits/sec/spindle
                        • Process stability : temperature management and axis positioning optimization
                        • Accuracy improved by alternating drilling and routing on the same machine
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                        • ULTIMATE Machining

                        • The ULTIMATE is an innovative 4 and 5-axis machining centre for high speed cutting especially for small work-pieces. Applications are found in the field of automotive- and electronic industries but not limited to.

                          Why Ultimate ?

                          ULTIMATE is the answer to many customer requests for a highly productive machining solution for micro components. It strongly enriches the Posalux product portfolio. The miniaturization concept of the ULTIMATE allows to integrate up to 5 axis machining center into a modular work-cell. ULTIMATE technology is focusing on small parts and sizes < 0.125 dm3 (50x50x50mm) and adding value to customers due to:

                          • High Stiffness
                          • High dynamic
                          • High productivity
                          • High accuracy
                          • Floor space reduction
                          • Less power consumption
                            • Application: Test Socket with ULTIMATE DUO

                              • Increases the productivity by up to 300%
                              • Machining on both sides of the socket in one operation
                              • Increases the tool life by up to 200%
                              • Floor space saving of 80 %
                              • Electrical energy savings of 80% or more
                              • Minimal temperature influence due to 80% less power consumption
                              • Dry process
                              • Fully automated solution
                              • Tool magazine capacity of 120 toolholders
                            • Application : GDI Valve Seat with ULTIMATE MONO

                              • Milling Ø 0.1-2 mm (typical for step hole 0.3-0.9 mm)
                              • Accuracy for milling X/Y/Z +/- 20 μm
                              • Accuracy for drilling X/Y/Z +/- 10 μm
                              • Cycle time per workpiece (8 holes) < 11 s (e.g. for step holes milling in 1.4112, 64 HRC, dia. 500 μm, thickness 0.3 mm)
                              • Increased tool life (up to 5’000 holes) due to innovative machine Design
                              • Depth control +/- 5 µm
                              • Integrated deburring station
                              • Dry process
                              • Fully automated solution