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Using 2D and 3D X-Rays to inspect your electronic prototypes

Capture-d’écran-2018-09-17-à-00.16.06-1024x450 (1) has a new X-Ray machine: a YXLON Cougar. An ultra-high performance microfocus inspection system for the electronics industry focussed on quality, making it possible to obtain very high resolution 2D and 3D images of PCBs in record time.

The YXLON Cougar is used in the electronics sector, but also in the automotive industry, for military projects, in aviation, telecommunications and medical technology.

With the arrival of the new BGA and QFN component systems in which brazed connections are no longer visible under a microscope, X-Ray image inspections are more than ever relevant.  Therefore, the company has decided to invest €130,000 in this new machine in order to be able to meet the strictest quality standards.

X-Ray inspections of PCBs are mainly used to detect:

  • non-conductive brazing (defective)
  • bridges or short-circuits
  • gas bubbles (voids) in the brazing
  • positioning or alignment faults on components on the PCBs.

Tested and approved

Following a long training and testing phase, now carries out reliable X-Ray inspections on the prototypes.

X-Ray inspection machine: the video



A “logical” follow-up to obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 standard certification has been ISO 9001:2915 certified since June 2017. This investment is the logical next step in the business’s growth plan and shows its intention to continuously improve the quality of its customer services.

YXLON Cougar: Detailed technical specifications

Attribute Respective value
Sample size 400 mm x 550 mm (17 "x 21")
System dimensions 1100 x 1100 x 2100 [mm]
Maximum tube power 64 [W]
FeinFocus X-ray Tube FXE 160 [kV]
Time to first image ~ 10 [s]
μCT scan time ~ 8 [s]
Maximum geometric magnification 2000x
Oblique viewing +/- 70 ° (140 °)
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