Microfocus X-ray systems


Yxlon has announced a new release of the Cheetah and Cougar EVO microfocus X-ray families. The next step towards automation is demonstrated with new options incorporated that significantly increase efficiency in the X-ray inspection of electronic components.

Laminography with micro3Dslice in the Yxlon systems is not new, but visualisation with the FF CT software, which is now integrated as standard, allows 3D images to be captured with a new level of brilliance and detail. At the same time, the software remains compatible with Volume Graphics and the corresponding analysis tools.

Concurrently, a new high-resolution flat-panel detector, the Oryx 1616, with a size of 1280 × 1280 pixels, has been introduced, offering a field-of-view extension of 50% compared to the standard version. This means a much better overview and faster work processes due to reduced work steps in automatic sequences. The optimised electronics of the detector enable higher speed and better stability in 24/7 use. Moreover, the Oryx 1616 not only has improved radiation resistance but can also work with a much lower radiation dose due to its sensitivity. For particularly sensitive test parts, Yxlon also offers the Dose Reduction Kit to reduce X-ray radiation to the absolute minimum and thus protect the test parts even better.

Another highlight is the optional High Load Capacity, a loading unit that, due to its special mechanics, can manipulate multiple parts or heavy parts weighing up to 20 kg easily, precisely and without interference. It finds particular use in the inspection of electronics within a closed housing, as is increasingly the case with electric vehicles, for example, or in the efficient checking of multiple parts within a single test process.

The Yxlon Cheetah and Cougar EVO families in their specific configurations are specially used in the surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor sector, while the Plus variants mainly support laboratory applications in research and development.