Viscom strengthens its manual and semiautomatic inspection for the electronics industry

X-ray system X8011 PCB flex from Viscom
X-ray system X8011 PCB flex from Viscom

Hanover, July 2012

Over the past year, Viscom AG, Hanover, has strengthened its activities in the area of manual and semiautomatic X-ray inspection and intensified the technical  development of X-ray inspection for the electronics industry. With the redesign of the successful X8011, the inspection system is now available in three versions (basic, plus, flex) for fast and effective electronic assembly inspection. Particular attention was placed on simple and fast operation. In the context of these future-oriented developments, sales activities also were strengthened.

With its own development team, production and sales, Viscom is well-equipped to quickly react to market demands. Thus, the X8011 inspection system has undergone further development for fast and effective electronic assembly inspection. With its superb image quality, simple and fast operation and analyses directed especially to this area, this system optimally covers the requirements of electronic assembly production.

The rising demand for solutions for nondestructive testing of interior connections validates the company in its current orientation. Due to the ever-decreasing size of components and increasing packaging density, many electronics manufacturers can no longer do without X-ray inspection. Increased use of BGA and QFP components make X-ray penetration necessary. The requirements are additionally sharpened with the inspection of THT components. New application fields such as inspection of surface-soldered connections are found in the regenerative energies sector.

Rolf Demitz, vice president for the new products business unit at Viscom, who as of now also is responsible for manual and semiautomatic X-ray inspection, sees great market opportunities here: "I am very pleased to advance this promising business. With the redesign of the X8011, we have already started along the way and can now offer our customers a high performance and innovative system with superb image quality targeted specifically to electronic assembly inspection at market-oriented prices. This application is further supported and supplemented by the deployment of the high performance computed tomography we have developed to enable the reconstruction of complex structures."

In the context of these developments, sales activities also have been redirected. Since April 2012, Christian Wolff has been responsible for the technical sales of manual and semiautomatic X-ray inspection systems at Viscom. He supports the branches and worldwide representatives with questions concerning X-ray applications and the opening of new markets.

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