WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson in September acquired Matrix Technologies, a manufacturer of automated x-ray inspection
equipment for electronics assemblies.
(NASDAQ: NDSN) has acquired German automated X-ray inspection
equipment maker MatriX Technologies GmbH, the company said.
Saki's BF-X3 in-line 3D automated X-ray inspection
system measures solder joint structures, even non-wetting and head-in-pillow, creating 3D data for every solder joint.
In many cases, both conventional and automated x-ray inspection
(AXI) are used on the assembly floor.
The automated X-ray inspection
system also is suitable for the inline inspection of double-sided PCBs.
The move to cut its AOI and automated x-ray inspection
business frees the company to focus on its electronics test systems, the firm said.
A fifth generation automated X-ray inspection
system has been developed by Thermo Goring Kerr, especially for detection of contaminated product within pipelines up to 100mm in diameter.
The automated x-ray inspection
system detects and rejects pieces containing bone fragments, as well as bits of metal and other contaminants.
UK SMART Group (smartgroup.org) is collaborating on a two-year counterfeit detection research project with the aim of developing a novel automated x-ray inspection
Automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated X-ray inspection
(AXI) have been around for some time in various configurations and both have played a role in improving the quality of circuit boards.
In this case, the definition of target system is automated optical inspection, automated x-ray inspection
or in-circuit test system.