THROUGH-HOLE PLATING WITH NO CHEMISTRY KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
The LPKF Contac S4 combines various electrolytic and chemical processes in a compact safety housing to provide reliable through-hole plating. It is suitable for the professional manufacturing of PCB prototypes and small batches.
Even through-hole plated layers
Galvanic Through-Hole Plating
The compact LPKF Contac S4 has six baths where the board is passed through each stage of a bath cascade. This yields reliable copper layers on the surfaces of all existing vias, even in multilayer boards. The Contac S4 can process up to eight layers with a maximum aspect ratio of 1:10 (hole diameter to PCB thickness). The LPKF Contac S4 also offers a subsequent tin bath step for surface protection and improved solderability.
Improved Copper Layer Buildup
The LPKF Contac S4 incorporates powerful techniques to improve copper layer buildup, and an additional process step for via cleaning to ensure reliable connections without the problem of layer detachment. The result is a homogeneous layer in the holes and on the flat metal surface of the substrate.
Easy to Use
The integrated touch panel with wizard and parameter administration safely guides even inexperienced users. The process requires no knowledge of chemistry and no bath analyses, as the system automatically indicates the necessary steps.
Another new feature is the chemical-resistant housing – the Contac S4 combines functionality, good looks, and practicality.