Guidelines for customers that opt for the Eurocircuits standard panel based on a Single PCB layout

For this option you select “eC panel by Eurocircuits

 

eC standard panel

Guidelines

  • The easiest way to get a panel for one type of circuit only. (Panels with multiple designs are possible trough selection ” Eurocircuits according to customer specific rules).
  • Minimum dimensions of the single design to be panelised is 5.00 x 5.00 mm for STANDARD pool
  • The maximum panel size is 250.00 x 350.00 mm- This is also the maximum size of a panel to be processed on our eC prototype equipment.
  • Individual boards in the panel can be separated by Break-rout or V-cut (scoring) -The selection “None” means no separation at all, so the whole panel is delivered as one pcb, with only the outer contour of the panel milled.
  • Important for V-cut
    • For V-cut ( or scoring) the minimum panel size is 100 x 100 mm
    • V-cut is always over the full length of the panel ( no jump-scoring)
    • Min. V-cut clearance : 0.45 mm
  • Panel borders
    • To make a stable panel we propose a minimum border of 2 x 5 mm in X and Y
      • Available options for panel borders:
        • 5.00 mm – 7.00 mm – 10.00 mm – 20.00 mm
        • The calculate and order tool  will automatically add 2.00 mm on all sides for the cutter path if the panel is to be break-routed.
    • Standard fiducials, Imperial tooling holes ( 0.125″) and eC-registration tooling holes ( 3.00 mm) are included in the panel border.
    • For special fiducials, please supply pre-panelised data (select  ” Customer, according to customer specific panel rules”)
    • Fiducials and tooling holes
  • Clearance between PCB”s
    • The minimum ( and standard)  clearance between PCB”s for break-routing is 2.00 mm. Any larger value is OK.
    • In case of V-cut there is no clearance between the PCB”s – however take care of the V-cut clearence
    • The minimum distance beween any two V-cut lines is 5.00 mm.
      • Available clearances: 0.00 mm ( V-cut only) – 2.00 mm ( Break-rout only) – 5.00 mm – 10.00 mm – 15.00 mm – 20.00 mm
    • In case of V-cut (scoring) note that all lay-out elements and holes must be at least 0.45 mm away from the edge of the board. (picture left)
    • V-cut clearance and routing tabs
      • The V-cut-line and break-rout path are pictured light blue, the break-tabs dark blue
    • Break-rout tabs ( picture right) will be defined by our engineers to ensure a stable panel.
    • Break-rout tabs will be drilled to break inside the board profile for a cllean break-out.

Practical examples

  • Panel example with Break-routing
  • Panel example before breakrouting

    Panel example before breakrouting

  • Panel example after breakrouting

    Panel example after breakrouting

  • Panel example with V-cut (scoring)
  • Panel example with V-cut before cutting

    Panel example with V-cut before cutting

  • Panel example with V-cut after cutting

    Panel example with V-cut after cutting

  • Corner details
  • For panel with Break-routing
  • Panel corner details for panel with Break-rout

    Panel corner details for panel with Break-rout

  • For panel with V-cut
  • Panel corner details for panel with V-cut

    Panel corner details for panel with V-cut

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