With its X8068 SL, Viscom AG is offering an innovative X-ray system which is specially designed for fully automatic inspection of large and heavy objects on workpiece carriers. Thus, for manufacturing in the electro mobility and renewable energy sectors, the very highest quality of power electronics can be guaranteed.
The company’s latest X-ray solution is a further expansion of its already wide range of sophisticated products. Electronics manufacturers rely on extremely fast inline inspection systems for printed circuit boards and also on manual X-ray systems for various inspection applications and objects. The X8068 SL rounds off the versatile selection by adding an inline system based not only on the company‘s high-performance X-ray technology, but also on a smart handling concept capable of automatically moving inspection objects weighing up to 15 kg (33 lbs) to and from the machine. Where manufacturers were once obliged to be satisfied with random sampling and manual inspection, incorporating this system into a production line gives reliable quality control, which is now becoming standard for all products.
Large circuit boards as well as solid objects can be automatically inspected with the X8068 SL. Optimal handling in the workpiece carrier is also possible by combining several smaller modules. To meet specific demands, the system is capable of customized configuration and it can also be networked in line with particular requirements. In the field of power electronics, precise inspection of component positions and connections such as large-area or THT solder joints is possible.
The workpiece carriers for moving the products measure up to 40 cm x 40 cm (15.7“ x 15.7“). The inspection objects can have a robust case. The X8068 SL is therefore also suitable for incorporation into a final assembly line in which the electronic components are already fixed into place in the end products, for example along with actuators and energy stores. Typical applications range from battery modules with their control and charging electronics to inverters and DC-DC converters. But the potential applications of the X8068 SL extend far beyond this.
The first-class inspection depth and resolution of detail of the X8068 SL are based on the experience of the company. The key component of the X-ray solutions is the microfocus transmission tubes which Viscom develops and manufactures in its own X-ray competence center in Hanover, Germany.