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The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT, Rochester, NY) Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly (CEMA) is one of the most advanced of any university in the world. It provides facilities, equipment and technical expertise to help manufacturers improve process yields and productivity while lowering costs.
CEMA supports RIT's undergraduate and graduate degree programs in electrical, mechanical and manufacturing engineering and engineering technology. It also offers applied research and evaluation of materials, as well as beta testing, evaluation and process capability analysis for electronics packaging equipment and process evaluation. The lab can produce prototype assemblies and provide board design, manufacturing, inspection, testing and rework services.
When CEMA needed an X-ray inspection system, it chose Glenbrook Technologies Inc.'s (Randolph, NJ) Jewel Box 70-T real-time X-ray inspection system for use in the surface mount technology laboratory. The unit will be used for a variety of applications, including circuit board inspection, ink tank inspection and print cartridges.
The X-ray unit delivers precision images at ultra-high resolution and gray-scale accuracy. Using Glenbrook's X-ray camera technology, in conjunction with its 4-micron X-ray source, it delivers precise real-time X-ray images at magnifications from 7 X to 500 X with a resolution of 100 line pairs per millimeter.
RIT and Glenbrook also have formed a research partnership that allows Glenbrook to use the lab for demonstrations and refer customers to CEMA for X-ray services. The company will provide support to CEMA for funding proposals and ensure that students have state-of-the-art, hands-on X-ray inspection training.
For more information on X-ray inspection machines, call 973-361-8866 or visit www.glenbrooktech.com.