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Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Etching

Etch Tanks, Labstations & Rota-Sprays

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Single Etch Tank

Single Etch Tank
A single-function tank for PCB etching where washing and developing (if needed) can safely be dealt with manually. The tank is thermostatically controlled and air-agitated for optimum effect, and the process is controlled via a splash-proof front control panel with neon indicators. The inner tank is a heavy duty one-piece moulding, so leaks are eliminated and any risk from harmful chemicals is minimised. Boards are simply loaded into a mesh basket and processed at a time and temperature to suit the chemical being used.
Specifications
Model: PA104
Maximum Board Size: 320(W) x 260(D)mm
Chemical Draining: Two siphons provided
Weight: 6kg
Dimensions: 180(W) x 525(D) x 380(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Socket
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)

Tri Etch Tank Unit

Tri Etch Tank Unit
This convenient desk-top unit combines Develop, Wash and Etch facilities to produce solder-ready PCBs following UV exposure. The Develop and Etch tanks are thermostatically controlled and air-agitated for optimum effect. Each process is controlled via the splash-proof front control panel. Boards are simply loaded into a mesh basket and moved in the sequence: Develop > Spray Wash > Etch > Spray Wash. Each tank is a heavy duty one-piece moulding so leaks are eliminated and any risk from harmful chemicals is minimised. The unit has facilities at the rear for standard cold-water and drain connections.
Specifications
Model: PA310
Maximum Board Size: 320(W) x 260(D)mm
Chemical Draining: Two siphons provided
Weight: 10kg
Dimensions: 400(W) x 525(D) x 380(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Socket
Services: Domestic-type cold water feed valve & drain
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)

Labstation

Labstation
These five-tank processing units bring all the necessary processing steps together into a single free-standing unit. The one-piece top includes a moulded sink with hot and cold supply. The three processing tanks are each separated by Spray Wash so a typical sequence would be Develop > Spray Wash > Etch > Spray Wash > Tinning. The third tank could be used for Resist Strip instead, but this is easiest done in the sink using a SN120 strip applicator. Two Labstation sizes are available and both can be purchased with a starter pack which gives a 25% saving on initial chemical costs.
Specifications
Model: PCB500S PCB520S
Maximum Board Size: 320 x 260mm 520 x 320mm
Weight: 70kg 80kg
Dimensions: 1190(W) x 625(D) x 825(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Socket
Services: Hot and cold water feed via the standard washing machine type hose (provided). Drain via standard 32mm push-fit connectors.
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)

Rota-Spray

Rota-Spray
Rota-Spray uses the same chemistry as bubble-etch tanks, but sprays heated etchant onto the copper at high pressure, which results in fully etched PCBs in 90 seconds or less. A spray wash chamber is sited alongside so production is a clean and rapid process. In addition, the Rota-Spray Plus model has an unheated Develop chamber to enable an efficient Develop > Wash > Etch cycle in one unit. The chamber sides are clear so the process can be closely monitored at all stages reducing the chance to over-develop or over-etch. The drop-in PCB holder can support multiple boards of different sizes and is fully washed between each chamber - so eliminating cross-contamination of chemicals.
Specifications
Model: Rota-Spray Rota-Spray Plus
Maximum Board Size: 305 x 254mm
Weight: 29kg 35kg
Dimensions: 475(W) x 500(D) x 650(H)mm 540(W) x 500(D) x 650(H)mm
Power Requirements: 240V, 13A Socket
Services: Cold feed via standard ¾" BSP washing machine hose.Drain via 40mm compression 90 degree bend.Both supplied.
Warranty: 1 Year Return to Base (UK Mainland)
1 Year Return and Collect (Elsewhere)

Prices (excluding VAT)

Single Etch Tank
Products Price Buy
PCB Etching, PA104 Bubble Etch Tank
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK3
£380.00
Tri Etch Tank Unit
Products Price Buy
PCB Etching, PA310 Tri-Tank Unit
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK1
£790.00
Labstations
Products Price Buy
PCB 500S Labstation (10" x 12")
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK4
£2,435.00
PCB 500S Labstation (10" x 12") c/w Chemical Starter Kit
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK4P
£2,520.00
PCB 520S Labstation (12" x 18")
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK7
£2,650.00
PCB 520S Labstation (12" x 18") c/w Chemical Starter Kit
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK7P
£2,755.00
Rota-Spray
Products Price Buy
Rota-Spray Spray Etching Machine (Etch/Spray Wash)
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK6
£1,490.00
Rota-Spray Plus, Spray Etching Machine (Develop/Spray Wash/Spray Etch)
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK5
£1,720.00
Base Unit for MM-ETCHTANKS5/6
Order Code: MM-ETCHTANK5A
£130.00