VJ Electronix, Inc., the leader in rework technologies and global provider of advanced X-ray inspection and component counting systems, is pleased to announce that it received a 2022 CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY NPI Award in the category of Test and Inspection – AXI for its new APOGEE 90 X-ray inspection system. The award was announced during a special online ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. This marks the company’s 25th industry award as VJ Electronix approaches its 20th year in business.
The APOGEE 90 microfocus X-ray inspection system is an advanced at-line NDT solution for manual (MXI) or semi-automated Inspection (AXI) of printed circuit boards, components and assemblies. The system is equipped with a 90kV, sealed, microfocus X-ray source that can achieve a spot size as small as 4µm, a 5” HD Digital Flat Panel Detector with 85µm resolution, and 6-axis motorized motion control with oblique angle inspection of up to 45°.
With minimal training, operators can intuitively utilize valuable tools for basic inspection and enhanced analysis of BGAs, QFNs and more. The APOGEE 90 provides reliable inspection for operators to capture the highest clarity 2D & 2.5D X-ray images for defect detection and failure analysis in production environments.
The APOGEE 90 offers optimal performance and operability at a fraction of the cost of comparable X-ray inspection systems. Creatively designed with the superior resolution and automation typically found in higher cost systems, the APOGEE 90 is one of the most powerful and economical X-ray inspection systems to hit the market in 2022.
“The APOGEE 90 is a cost-effective solution that provides the best of both worlds,” Donald Naugler, CTO. “It is very easy to set up automated inspection routines for BGA, PTH and more. For quick manual inspection, the on screen navigation allows the user to click on a picture of the sampl and the manipulator automatically centers the selected object in the live X-ray image.”
Introduced in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
For more information or to schedule a demo, visit www.vjelectronix.com.