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Specialized Coating Services to Utilize Nordson YESTECH's BX-UV AOI for Conformal Coat inspection

Published on 2013-06-20. Author : SpecialChem

CARLSBAD, CA, USA -- Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) and one of the leading suppliers of automated optical and x-ray inspection systems for the electronics industry, announced recently that it has been selected by Specialized Coating Services, a contract provider of conformal coating services, encapsulating (potting) and ruggedization of printed circuit boards, as their AOI supplier. Specialized Coating Services will utilize Nordson YESTECH's BX-UV benchtop AOI for Conformal Coat inspection at their 38,000 square foot facility in Fremont, California.

Specialized Coating Services selected Nordson YESTECH based on their proven inspection capabilities, ease of programing, as well as their excellent reputation for customer service. With an emphasis on conformal coating all types of PCBs used in medical, military, aerospace, commercial and retail applications, as well as potting and encapsulating, Specialized Coating Services relies on the BX-UV to provide fast and accurate conformal coat inspection. "We conformal coat over 4,000 printed circuit boards per day with either silicone, urethane or acrylic resins," said Rick Ramirez, Founder and President of Specialized Coating Services. "Each of these materials has brighteners in them which "light up" under black light. This is how we can tell if there were any leaks or wicking into areas that are to remain coating free. We currently have a touch up and QC process, and then a final QC. Before, our inspection was done with black light and scope. Now that we have the BX-UV system, we can pass the boards through and be assured that there were no human errors in the final inspection process. The YESTECH system is a highly efficient way of inspecting, saving us valuable time."

Nordson YESTECH's powerful and user-friendly software was also a key factor in Specialized Coating Service's decision. "The BX-UV is incredibly easy to program and operate." Added Ramirez. "Once the system is programmed, which is easy to do, inspection is simple to perform for any operator and provides dependable and accurate results. After the demonstration of the conformal coating model, we immediately made the decision to acquire the system. It's working great and takes a lot of the possibility of human error out of the inspection process. Overall, the BX-UV has proven to be a great asset to our QC process, and we will be turning to Nordson YESTECH again for our future inspection needs."

The Nordson YESTECH BX-UV makes inspection of conformal coatings simple and convenient by automating the inspection process for quality, consistency and thickness of coatings under UV lighting, with the use of proprietary inspection algorithms. Conformal coatings used by electronic manufacturers contain UV indicators for the purpose of quality inspection. Since coatings are transparent, units must be viewed under black light in order to verify coverage and non-coverage. The BX-UV's advanced inspection algorithms provide fast and completely automated inspection for coverage, selected areas of non-coverage, de-lamination, cracks and bubbles.

With minimal programing, the inspection set-up is fast and intuitive, typically requiring less than 30 minutes. A known good board is used by the system to learn the coverage and non-coverage areas. The automated inspection typically takes only a few seconds, with inspection results immediately displayed. These results can be stored and reviewed off-line at any time. The BX-UV also reads all common barcodes and stores image based inspection results for traceability.

"We are very pleased to be working with a quality organization such as Specialized Coating Services," said Kevin Garcia, Nordson YESTECH Regional Sales Manager. "Our ultimate goal is to ensure our customer's success by providing the best technology, with excellent service and support. We are delighted that the BX-UV system provides them with the accuracy and reliability they need a look forward to working with them in the future."

About Specialized Coating Services

Founded in 1994, Specialized Coating Services specializes in contract services of conformal coating, encapsulating (potting) and ruggedization of printed circuit boards used in medical, military, aerospace, space, commercial and retail applications. Servicing the defense, medical, aerospace, commercial and retail industries for more than fourteen years, they offer their services worldwide, providing quality products, on time delivery and promoting open communication with customers and suppliers. From offering assistance in the selection of coating, potting or ruggedizing materials to providing prototypes and establishing manufacturing processes which ensure consistent quality and repeatable finishes, Specialized Coating Services works diligently to provide each customer with unparalleled service and quality.

About Nordson YESTECH

Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Nordson YESTECH is one of the leading providers of automated optical and high-resolution x-ray inspection systems, with integrated yield enhancement solutions for the printed circuit board assembly and advanced semiconductor-packaging industries, Nordson YESTECH is operated and managed by a team of industry experts with a history of success, bringing powerful and cost-effective inspection to the electronics market. The company has sales offices and customer support centers in North America, Asia and Europe.

About Nordson Corporation

Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase speed, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.

Source: Nordson YESTECH

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