Maintenance-Free X-ray Inspection Now Available for PCBA Production Applications

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK —  February 2018 — Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), and a provider of  X-ray inspection for electronics, welcomes a new member to its family of award-winning X-ray inspection systems. Quadra™ 3 is specifically designed for high-quality X-ray inspection in PCBA production applications.

Until today, performing X-ray inspection at 0.95µm resolution could only be achieved using an open X-ray tube containing a tungsten filament.  These tubes require regular filament exchanges, often every 100 operational hours or so. Quadra 3 features the revolutionary QuadraNT™ sealed X-ray tube from Nordson DAGE, which requires no regular maintenance. It is now possible to enjoy uninterrupted operation at 0.95µm.

Quadra 3 can detect a wide range of manufacturing defects including BGA, QFN and IGBT attachment, PTH filling, interfacial voiding, component cracking and counterfeit devices screening. Quadra 3 helps users to isolate defective product before it reaches their customers.

Quadra 3 can also be used with the popular X-Plane® software option which allows operators to look at individual image planes. This makes it significantly easier to examine complex PCBA arrangements such as double-sided boards and Package-on-Package structures (PoP).

“X-ray inspection at 0.95µm has never been so easy, said Mark Flain, Business Director for
X-ray Systems, “we are excited to extend our integrated technology platform from our Quadra™ 5 and Quadra™ 7 into the Quadra 3.”

Quadra 3 joins Nordson DAGE’s Quadra 7 and Quadra 5 Series to offer maintenance free X-ray inspection all the way from 0.95µm to sub 0.1µm.