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PCB inspection system adds automatic X-ray, quality uplink

Posted: 16 Apr 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Viscom? X-ray? MXI? AXI? PCB?

Inspection systems manufacturer Viscom has recently revealed that their X8011 PCB high-resolution manual X-ray inspection (MXI) system can now be equipped with the unique Viscom Quality Uplink. This function provides simplified classification and effective process control, linking of inspection results from solder paste inspection (SPI) with pre- and post-reflow optical inspection (AOI) and with X-ray inspection (AXI and MXI).

The heart of the X-ray technology is the open micro-focus transmission tube (up to 200 kV). Optionally, a sealed direct beam tube (up to 130 kV) also can be employed. Both tubes are distinguished by their stable X-ray radiation during continuous operation. For the highest magnifications and best image quality, a digital flat panel detector that also can be used in angled radiation is employed.

The application scope of the X8011 PCB X-ray inspection system reaches from random sample analysis and special inspection of individual components, up to automatic start-up support and small series inspection. Thanks to the integration of the proven automatic SI inspection analyses, the system is ideally suited for high-mix low-volume manufacture.

Through the simultaneous availability of the automatic X-ray analysis (Viscom SI) and the manual or semi-automatic inspection (Viscom XMC), this system offers the highest flexibility. Additionally, for special inspections or non-standard components, the Viscom XMC software is available. With intuitive operation and comprehensive analysis functions, the inspection objects can be easily and precisely checked. Even further, 3D reconstruction with Viscom's proprietary computed tomography also is available.

Through the linking of inspection results from SPI, AOI, AXI and MXI Viscom Quality Uplink provides simplified classification and effective process control. For example, all inspection data from the Viscom 3D solder paste inspection can be displayed directly on the verification station of the X8011 PCB.





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