Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


New X-ray inspection product for manufacturers

5 June 2002 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Glenbrook Technologies, a leading supplier of realtime X-ray inspection systems to the electronic fabrication and semiconductor assembly industries, has announced the availability of a newly-developed X-ray inspection system called the Microtech RTX113.

The Microtech model is designed for ultra-high resolution X-ray inspection requirements such as laser drilling of multilayer PCBs and populated PCBs containing BGAs, uBGAs and chip scale packages (CSPs). The high-powered system contains a 10 micron focal spot for inspecting 3 mil laser-drilled holes. The Microtech RTX-113's X-ray tube permits magnification between 4X and 225X. An optional video measurement system can be easily integrated to enable users to accurately measure XY offset and hole-to-pad misalignment.

Glenbrook Technologies' proprietary X-ray inspection systems are used by electronics manufacturers and assemblers worldwide, in both laboratory and production settings to verify the integrity of hidden solder joints in ball-grid array packages (BGAs) as well as other sophisticated electronic packaging technologies. A patent was awarded to Glenbrook for its unique X-ray camera design and its innovative RTX-Dual-VU system, which displays simultaneous and congruent realtime X-ray and visual images.

For further information contact Hawker Richardson SA, 011 783 2521.





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