Reel to Reel Connector

Reel to Reel Process Technology

Available for a wide range of continuous processing applications, Technic equipment and chemistry is widely used throughout the industry. Technic’s Reel-to-Reel Plating Systems offer precise engineering, quality construction and some of the most advanced cell designs and configurations available.

Technic’s knowledgeable and experienced Application Engineers provide customers a full range of technologies, resources and options to meet the most demanding criteria. Advanced tools for selective plating applications, each with its own range of precision and accuracy, are custom configured to each application. Selective Spot systems can be made accurate to +/- 0.1 mm and include the capability of east/west plating on pins. Stripe systems may operate with a similar accuracy and allow stripe on strip and edge of strip placement.

Dual Strand, U-shaped System


  • Overall Plating
  • Controlled Depth
  • Selective Stripe
  • Selective Spot

Materials (Flat, Formed/Stamped or Wire)

  • Copper & Copper alloy
  • Steel strip
  • Aluminum & Aluminum alloy strip
  • Foils
  • Thin Film/Mylar/Plastics

Line Configurations (Vertical and Horizontal)

  • Single & Multi-strand
  • Straight
  • U-shaped
  • Multi-pass Festoon Applications

Plating & Process Chemistry

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Copper
  • Nickel
  • Palladium & Palladium-nickel
  • Tin & Tin-lead
  • Reflow of Tin and Tin-lead alloys
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Technic’s high-speed continuous processing systems incorporate many optional as well as standard features, including:

  • Modular Construction
  • Interchangeable Cells
  • Roll-out/plug-in Plating Stations
  • Ultrasonic Cleaning and Rinsing
  • Choice of Heat
  • Filtration
  • Bath Agitation
  • Universal DC contacts
  • Computerized Visual Inspection
  • Continuous Thickness Measurement
  • Electrowinning

Advanced engineered plating cells allow high speed, low porosity deposits with optimum distribution over the entire plated area. These interchangeable cells maximize controlled depth plating accuracy by incorporating knife edge cell walls, submerged anodes and unique solution spargers into each plating cell. Modular construction allows whole process segments to be removed from the machine for repair, rearrangement and/or maintenance using an innovative roller system. Plug-in electricals and quick disconnect fittings make relocation and service simple and quick.

The various shapes and large quantities of material being processed make it extremely important to control solution dragout. Where required, unique wiper systems, brushes and air blow-offs are used to minimize solution losses. Chemically resistant wiper system wicks solution off the product, allowing it to be drained back into the process. The resiliency of the wiper material allows it to automatically adjust to changes in thickness of the material being plated without springs or manual adjustments.

Air knives and brushes are also utilized to enhance the removal of solution. Carefully controlled pressures deliver just the right amount of air to remove solution without drying, staining or passivating the part surfaces. All methods prevent "back spray" and reduce cross-contamination. This careful control of dragout results in more precise process control and reduced rinse water and chemical consumption.

Automatic pay-out and take-up systems utilize ultrasonic and non-contact sensors to detect the presence of product and to maintain the proper degree of tension. This control protects even the most delicate of materials. Any size reel of flat stock or stamped product can be accommodated.

Tachometer-generator feedback speed control is used to maintain synchronized transport speed and eliminate product distortion under all load conditions.

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