Our rigid-flex circuit board manufacturer recently purchased and installed a new Burkle WorkCell Precision Lamination System.

The new Burkle Workcell incorporates two six opening hot presses with 30″ x 30″ platens in conjunction with a six opening cold press.  The lamination system also includes the addition of a buffer rack, which will give our principal the ability to layup multiple books at once for lamination.  Burkle’s incorporation of hot oil heaters will provide a more even distribution of heat across all platens and allow the product to be cooled under pressure at a predictable rate.

Due to the overall combined features of the latest Burkle press system, our rigid-flex solution will be more efficient in their lamination processes and better able to produce an overall improved quality of product for their customer base.

Our rigid-flex principal has utilized Burkle Lamination systems for the past 20 years. According to their National Sales Manager, “The fact that we have used the same presses continuously for 20 years shows the quality and reliability of the products Burkle builds. When making the decision to invest in a new system it was hard to overlook that consistency.  Our hope is that the installation of these new presses will improve speed and quality, allowing us to deliver an even better PCB with the fastest lead time possible.”

If you would like to learn more about rigid-flex considerations, design recommendations, buried passive rigid-flex circuits, or UL qualification on rigid flex, please call Greg Bishop at (503) 484-4706, or email him at: greg@clarknetsolutions.com.