Quality Assurance Increased Efficiency in the X-Ray Inspection of Electronic Components
On January 13, 2021, YXLON presented the new release of the Cheetah and Cougar EVO microfocus X-ray families in three online events. Under the motto 'Innovation is key to Evolution - Evolution empowers you', the next step towards automation was demonstrated and new options were presented that significantly increase efficiency in the X-ray inspection of electronic components.
Laminography with micro3Dslice in the Yxlon systems is not new but the visualization with the FF CT software, which is now integrated as standard, means 3D images of a new level of quality. At the same time, the software remains compatible with Volume Graphics and the corresponding analysis tools.
Concurrently, a new high-resolution flat-panel detector, the ORYX 1616 with a size of 1280 x 1280 pixels, has been introduced that offers a field-of-view extension of 50 % compared to the standard version. This means a much better overview and faster work processes due to reduced work steps in automatic sequences. The optimized electronics of the detector enable higher speed and better stability in 24/7 use. Moreover, the ORYX 1616 not only has an improved radiation resistance but can also work with a much lower radiation dose due to its sensitivity. For particularly sensitive test parts, Yxlon also offers the Dose Reduction Kit to reduce X-ray radiation to the absolute minimum and thus protect the test parts even better.
Another feature is the optional High Load Capacity, a loading unit that, thanks to its special mechanics, can manipulate even multiple or heavy parts weighing up to 20 kg easily, precisely, and without interference. It finds particular use in the inspection of electronics within a closed housing, as is increasingly the case with electric vehicles, for example, or in the efficient check of multiple parts in a single test process.
The YXLON Cheetah and Cougar EVO families in their specific configurations are specially used in the SMT and Semicon sector when the Plus variants mainly support laboratory applications in research and development.