SCM 501

Smart Card Milling System

The smart card milling system SCM 501 is used for automatic milling of cavities for IC Modules in plastic cards. This system represents a very economical card milling process for small to medium sized production tasks. Flexibility and modularity are a key benefit of this system providing a variety of options including dual interface production. SCM 501 can reach a throughput of up to 3,500 cards / hour, producing standard cavities.

Key Features

  • Fully automatic milling of cavities for IC Modules into plastic cards, with reference card top side
  • Operator friendly, flexible and modular system design
  • Scratch-free handling of card bodies due to vacuum card separation
  • Graphical based milling design programming
  • Highly accurate milling system with cooled spindle drive
  • Excellent cavity cleaning by efficient suction system
  • Fast milling tool changing and fully automatic calibration
  • INCAPE ready


Productivity / Process Units

  • Card feeding and stacking based on Mühlbauer magazine system
  • Automatic magazine changer
  • Magazine handlers with magazine buffer optional
  • Card orientation and card thickness measurement system optional
  • 1 CNC controlled weight optimized milling system
  • Patented antenna detection system (ATS) for dual interface card production optional
  • In-line antenna quality measurement station optional
  • Cavity cleaning station
  • Cavity measurement station with in-line feedback loop
  • Electrical and optical antenna pad control systems optional
  • Reject and sampling station (up to 3 fold max. optional)
  • Availability: Up to 95%
  • Yield: Up to 99.5%


Technical Data

  • Card types: ID-1 cards; PC, PVC, ABS, PET, TeCoLas®; other materials on request
  • CNC milling heads: 1
  • Programmable milling axis: 3 (x-, y-, z-axis)
  • Dynamic drive accuracy: x- / y-axis: +/- 15 μm; z-axis: +/- 10 μm
  • Measurement system accuracy: +/- 2.5 μm
  • Throughput: Up to 3,500 uph; depending on cavity design and material

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93426 Roding Germany

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