Comet launches improved Feinfocus Cougar x-Ray platform
Jun 16, 2006
Comet announces an important upgrade to its line of Feinfocus Cougar X-Ray platforms: Computerized Numerical Control (CNC). This new function enables operators to program and automate X-Ray inspection procedures, as well as perform precise 2D measurements of hidden details during failure analysis without the need for calibration. CNC reflects the commitment of Comet to provide its global customer base with automated, easy-to-use X-Ray inspection systems as their inspection needs evolve.
CNC provides operators with numerous benefits, facilitating an efficient failure analysis process. With the ability to program the sophisticated manipulation system of the Feinfocus Cougar, CNC can automatically position the optical overview camera in the optimal position for inspection. Operators of the Feinfocus Cougar can even program the entire inspection process with CNC, including X-Ray parameters and image processing, eliminating costly variables associated with manual control. User-friendly "teach-in" buttons enable easy programming of the system.
The Feinfocus Cougar X-Ray platform provides a cost-effective X-Ray inspection solution for a wide range of inspection needs, from 2D failure analysis of manufacturing components to advanced 3D imaging of complex BGA and wafer-level packages. The small, ergonomic design of the system makes it ideal for any manufacturing environment, as it features a small footprint (approximately 1 m x 1 m), low system weight (approximately 1,450 kg), and convenient front- and side-door service access. The Feinfocus Cougar includes a microfocus X-Ray tube up to 160 Kv, standard 5-axes manipulator with Auto Isocentric Motion (AIM) Technology(TM) for oblique viewing, CNC Capabilities, Feinfocus HDX-Ray(TM) real-time 16-bit image processing, digital flat panel detector, and a hardware-driven anti-collision system.