ITAR_Compliantsmta-logoipc-logoiso-logo

Your BEST choice
In Solder Rework/Repair, Solder Training and Tools

Call us Now! +1 (847) 797 9250

celebrate

X-ray Inspection of PCBAs in Real Time

Older transmissive top-down (2D) X-ray systems are inadequate to inspect and detect many common PCBA defects. Even painstaking fixturing samples on edge do not always yield the view you want. In addition the smaller-sized devices and dimensions on PCBAs today require very small spot sizes and high magnification-something the older style systems cannot “see”. The inspection criteria and complexity of devices requires more sophisticated inspection software capable of many calculations. The complexity and size as well as RF  shields with components underneath, stacked packages, multi row connectors and other devices make PCB x-ray inspection ever more challenging. 

BEST newest PCB x-ray capabilities answer these modern challenges. Offering real-time, off-axis x-ray, our system is designed specifically for x-ray inspection of PCBs, whether for failure analysis or for production inspection. Samples can be manipulated with a 360 degree rotational axis, and up to 75 degree oblique viewing angle, while the powerful software allows operators and engineers to visualize the most challenging assemblies. These capabilities allow for you to see all of your PCB assembly during the x-ray inspection process.

PCB x-ray inspection today is a necessity on modern printed circuit boards as there are many devices which have non-inspectable surfaces. Chief amongst the solder joints wit non visually inspectable surfaces include both ball grid arrays as well as bottom-terminated components. X-ray PCB inspection allows you to both make calls in terms of the inspection criteria as well as measurements. PCB x-ray inspection also allows you to “see” solder voids (as well as measuring them) as well as solder anomalies like non-wetting and solder balls and fines. Other uses of these x-ray images include determining the hole fill of plated throughhole solder joints without destructive testing like cross sectioning. Another useful phenomenon which can be seen is the wetting characteristics of solder on pads underneath a component or that remina hidden to the eye because of the density of the printed circuit board. All of these criteria and more can be noted with a proper view of the printed circuit board during x-ray inspection.

Below are some sample images and applications:

qfn-x-ray-minimal-voiding
2 IO  Row QFN X-Ray Image

pcb-xray-image-opt
Entire PCBA is “Mapped” prior to individual locations being inspected for AXI


Irregular-solder-balls-opt
Irregular Solder Balls

Xray-plated-throughhole-opt
Plated Throughhole Inspection

Get a cuote

Testimonials

  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility,... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

X-Ray Videos

SOLDERING TIPS

soldering-img

Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW?

ARTICLE: Multiple Methods for Applying Paste Flux or Solder Paste for BGA Rework

ARTICLE: IPC-A-620 Gets a Facelift

 

 

LATEST NEWS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of... View More..

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class... View More..

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

ABOUT BEST

action-imgView BEST in Action

innovation-best-icoBEST Innovation

listen-imgListen to BEST
Fanfare