Koh Young, an industry leader in measurement-based inspection solutions, has announced it will launch its new Neptune C+ for dispensing process inspection (DPI) in Booth 3319 in the Americas market at the SMTA International event on November 1–4, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. It calls the new system the “industry’s first True3D In-Line Dispense Process Inspection (DPI) Solution”.
“As the Premiere Sponsor for SMTA International, Koh Young America is excited to reconnect and collaborate in-person, while ensuring COVID safety protocols are implemented and upheld for your health and ours,” the company said.
About the solution
“Conformal coatings protect electronics from moisture, debris, corrosion, and adds mechanical stability to reduce failures and improve harsh environment reliability. But what if the coating is too thin or defective? Failure!
“Traditional laser-confocal and electron microscopes only measure three-dimensional shapes and cannot inspect transparent materials. The penetration depth is just too shallow. Optical systems use UV light, but only for simple 2D presence.
“Our L.I.F.T. technology (Laser Interferometry for Fluid Tomography) delivers non-destructive 3D inspection to precisely measure wet/dry fluids, including material thickness – all at production speeds. Based on low-coherence interferometry, LIFT employs Near-Infrared Light (NIR) to capture images through multiple layers of a fluidic structure regardless of transparency. As such, the Neptune is the industry’s first 3D optical inline measurement solution for transparent material inspection. With its integrated flipper, intuitive programming, and machine-learning algorithms, it allows manufacturers to explore the depths of its process using 2D, 3D, and cross-section views to accurately identify defects at full production speed.
“With advanced algorithms to teach inspection parameters, Neptune accurately measures materials for coverage, thickness, and consistency using a user-defined threshold setting. It also inspects bubbles, cracks, and other defects – even “keep out” areas with 50-micron splash marks. Besides coatings, it measures underfill, epoxy, bonding, and more to deliver an accurate measurement of transparent, translucent, and pigmented materials. The system is currently suited for acrylic, silicone, polyurethane, water-based, UV-cure, and hybrid coatings. The Neptune is the industry’s first True3D optical measurement solution for transparent material inspection and solves a long-standing industry challenge.”
Booth 3319, SMTA International