Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-reel know-how is at the heart of Linxens’ skill set.

We successfully produce high volumes in a reel-to-reel format that supports automated manufacturing processes and minimizes assembly costs for our customers.

This results in high yield, remarkable process stability, exceptional quality, reliability and flexibility standards, with reel widths ranging from 10 mm to 150 mm.

To date, Linxens has supplied a total of 75 billion smart card connectors representing a remarkable achievement.

Substrates

Linxens offers the entire range of substrates available in the industry, suitable for all sectors. EGT (epoxy glass tape), Copper-clad (epoxy glass tape + copper), PI (polyimide), PET (polyethylene terephthalate), PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified), PC (polycarbonate), PVC (polyvinyl chloride), Teslin and Paper.

Plating

For more than 30 years, Linxens has developed undisputed expertise in plating, with varying thickness and multiple surface finishes.

For a perfect result, plating precision is crucial. The Linxens plating process provides the perfect finish for multiple projects requirements.

We use electroplating as our plating process. Electroplating is primarily used to apply a layer of material with a desired property (e.g. corrosion protection, wire bonding, scratch resistance) to a surface that otherwise lacks that property. Electroplating also makes it possible to build up thickness on undersized parts.

In order to provide our customers with competitive products, we have developed selective masking solutions that allow us to apply precious metal plating only as needed to selected areas of the connector.

Linxens’ experience in selective plating is quite unique in the industry.

 

Wire-embedding

 

SMARTRAC SIT has many years of experience in wire-embedding technology and holds the key patents for this reliable and superior antenna technology.

Our proprietary and patented wire-embedding technology is primarily used for RFID inlays for high-class applications that have to fulfil the highest standards regarding security, durability and mechanical robustness.

Silver printing

The printing of conductive silver ink enables the in-house deployment and production of perfectly new antenna shapes.

The key benefits are a fast and economical realization of new designs for HF and UHF frequency range. The antennas can be printed not only on varied substrates like PET or Teslin®, but also on temperature sensitive materials like PC, PET-G or PVC.

The main applications are identification documents and access control for example.

Coil Winding

Coil winding is another available option whereby transponders can be fitted into robust housings such as keyfobs or clamshells cards.