The N200 punch cleanly separates round and odd shaped panels without dust.
Available for under $5,000 from FKN Systek, The N200 is a low cost top down air operated punch for singulating tab routed PCB Panels one tab at a time. An upper and lower matching knife blade is used to pinch the tabs apart.
The standard die set consists of a upper and lower knife for cutting a single tab at a time. The tab is positioned on the lower knife by placing the routed section of the panel on a set of locating pins and holding the PCB or letting it rest on the support table. Exact cutting location can be adjusted by turning an adjustment screw which brings the locating pins to the desired place for cutting a tab at the board side of the material. Pins can be adjusted to bring them close to the sides of the cutting blade and to adjust for a variety of different diameter panels.
The N200 is the ideal low cost tool to back up to your capital equipment punch systems for high volume production. Now you can singulate the low volume prototype boards without having to spend a fortune on tooling..