Agilent automated X-ray inspection system selected by Plexus
Feb 06, 2008
Agilent Technologies Inc. and Plexus Corp. have announced that Plexus, a global electronic manufacturing services provider, has selected the Agilent Medalist x6000 Automated X-ray Inspection system as part of its test and inspection strategy for new products.
The Agilent x6000 provides reduced manufacturing conversion costs without compromising the defect-detection capability required on Plexus' highly complex boards. It accomplishes this by more than doubling the throughput of market-leading 3-D solutions while using full 3-D capability to find defects.
"The addition of 3-D X-ray completes our portfolio of production test and inspection equipment," said Gary Simpson, engineering and manufacturing manager, Plexus. "This enhancement to our existing 2-D X-ray capability provides the automated solution we need to serve our customers.
"Demands for high reliability with long MTBF rates in medical and high-end industrial markets drive ever-tighter process control and inspection strategies. Agilent's X6000 will enhance our overall capability in both areas and allow efficient volume processing," added Simpson.
The Agilent x6000 finds defects in solder joints, resulting in higher end product quality and lower warranty repair and scrap costs. The system achieves more than 90-percent defect coverage while meeting or exceeding line beat rates.
The Agilent Medalist x6000 Automated X-Ray Inspection solution is available now. More information is available at www.agilent.com/find/x6000.