Depanelling today

In the process of depanelling market requirements increased extremely over the last years. Panels – carrying printed circuit boards – come in many different materials as in example FR4, plastics, ceramics, aluminium, copper or in various material thicknesses and are always to be depanelled in the same quality of cut. On top it is requested that the process of production is as stress- and dust-reduced as possible not to harm the sensible parts. A short process-time and the possibility to be quick and comfortable in changing production becomes more and more important. At this stage we offer solutions for all requirements as for manuel, semiautomatic, fully automatic depanelling with a mix of routing and cutting for highly sophisticated depanelling requirements.

LOW 4233 XL

  • Big work space: 700 x 400 mm
  • Rigid welded steel Frame
  • Highly dynamic linear motor axes
  • Quick prodcut changes possible
  • Flexible PCB fixation system
  • Depanelling procedure with discs and/or shank Tools
  • Depanels any PCB material
  • Laser measurement of axes
  • Customized special sizes possible

Semi-automatic and stress-free depanelling
Basic machine with parallel- or single-shuttle

The highly dynamic depanelling machine LOW 4322 is in particular suited for medium to high product volumes and masters growing demands in the production process. PCB panels made of different materials will be depanelled by means of highly dust- and stress-reduced sawing and routing technology, providing utmost product flexibility, precision and throughput. Higly dynamic linear motor axes, tools and grippers meet highest demands in quality and guarantee a long lifecycle and reliability of the depanelling machine.

Semi.automatic depanelling - customized solutions

The depanelling machine LOW 4322 enables quick product changes respecting at the same time short depanelling and handling times. Feeding is executed by the shuttle, the intake and fixation by the pin clamping fixture and, if required, in combination with vacuum suction unit.

The high performance of the depanelling machine with standard cutting or routing module, fully automated cutting-edge processing, image-assisted teach-in camera system and two fixtures for PCB placement on work carrier, can be extended by many custimized adaptitions and optinal equipment ( e.g. camera vision system ). Precise laser measurement of the axes before putting the machine into operation is part of our individual customer service for all in-line and stand alone depanelling systems of SH GmbH.

Printed circuit board feeding & fixation

Printed circuit board feeding via parallel shuttle. 

Fixation centering pins and vacuum suction unit.

Stabilization wirh reteiner brush from above/below.

Cap or mask or product-specific design.

Painted circuit board torsion max. 1% of length or width.

Dust extraction

External dust ignition proof suction unit.

H filter, automatic cyclical dedusting and vacuum monitoring.

Optional connection to central suction unit.

Multi aces sysem control

IPC-control DIN-Programm 66025, Windows® 7 professional, 12“ touch-screen monitor, path control (cutting/routing/drilling)

  • PCB vacuum preparation
  • Additional depanelling module combined in one machine (shank or disc tool)
  • Broken tool control
  • Automatic tool exchange (4 stations, extendible)
  • Ionization
  • Adaptor encoding
  • Printed circuit board suction and vacuum systems
  • Code scanner
  • Recognition of good and bad parts
  • Traceability interface according to requirement specifications
  • Customized data connection
  • DXF conversion to executable DIN milling program
  • Remote service
  • Camera vision system can, among other things, be equipped with teach-in function, repositioning, bar code, 2D code recognition, automated object recognition, fixture recognition and repositioning, color recognition (up to 10 Colors)


Technical specification: LOW 4233 D  XL/ 4233 R XL / 4233 RD XL
W x D x H1.510 x 1.890 x 1.550 mm
Working heigth930 – 1.050 mm
Weightapprox. 650 kg
Voltage400 V / 50/60 Hz / 16 A
Compressed air0,6 mPa (6bar), oil-free, filtered, dry   
Consumptionapprox. 70l/min
Ambient temperature+18°C - + 30°C   
ColorRAL 9002 / customized
Work space

Standard: Parallel-shuttle (two carriers)

               Single-shuttle (one carrier)

520 x 480 mm

700 x 400 mm

Mounting height top side max.15 mm
                        bottom side max.40 mm

Customized sizes upon request

Shank tools0,8 – 3,175 mm /(1/8“)
Rqm> 60.000 U/min
Disc tools0,3 – 0,8 mm
Disc tool> 10.000 U/min
Depanelling speed

Shank tools

> 80 mm / sec.
Disc tools> 250 mm / sec.
Positioning speed (x-y-z)> 500 mm / sec
Positioning+- 0,01 mm
Repeatability+- 0,01 mm
Depanelling< +- 0,10 mm
Depanelling for full cut< +- 0,10 mm


The machines are in accordance with viable rating of local safety regulations, conform to CE, EMV, ESD, UVV noise level <= 72 db (A), technical availability >98%, proof of machine capability: Standard