Nexus Series of Webinars: Conformal Coating Inspection and Quality of Coated Board Assemblies

Nexus are to hold a series of webinars on conformal coating topics in the Autumn of 2012.The series of four online conformal coating webinars will cover the following topics and each last 90 min. The third of the online training webinars will be:
Inspection & Quality of Coated Board Assemblies
Monday 7th January

Conformal Coating Inspection standards exist from a variety of sources and are based mostly on practical experience. There are many cosmetic defects that are reworked in industry which are unlikely to actually impact on product quality. The majority of coated products are inspected manually but with the growing use of coating application in high volume, automatic optical inspection is gaining in popularity.

Topics will include:

Inspection standards and what is important
Understanding some of the coating terminology
Manual & automated inspection
Common process defects & why they occur
Recording & charting defects in a process
Cosmetic process indicators

Please click online conformal coating webinars for further information.

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Conformal Coating Suppliers In the Spotlight: GOEPEL electronic

GOEPEL electronic has been developing Automated Inspection Systems for conformal coating, individually configured for special applications.

GOEPEL electronic offers a system for the automated optical inspection of fluorescing conformal coating. The TOM system (Teachable Optical Measurement) can be utilised for inspection of PCB coatings as well as PCB areas, which mustn’t be coated.The maximum PCB size is 460 X 400 mm.

Click Goepel Conformal Coating Inspection Systems to read the full article.

Each Month the Conformal Coating Supplier Database highlights manufacturers of Conformal Coating Equipment and Materials, Conformal Coating Service Providers, Distributors, Training Suppliers and Consultants to give users of the database the chance to see cutting edge news and stories.

Introducing Nexus Associate Expert: Dr Joerg Schambach, Goepel

Dr Joerg Schambach is Team Manager for GOEPEL electronic’s business unit Industrial Vision Solutions, responsible for the development and manufacturing of optical inspection systems for surface  inspection, LED checking, display control and much more. Dr Schambach brings lots of experience from hundreds of projects, many of them customised solutions and is therefore well qualified to speak on matters relating to automated conformal coating inspection systems as well as many special issues on optical inspection of PCBs and neighbouring topics.

Each Month as part of the Nexus Newsletter a panel of experts are asked their opinions on a challenging area in conformal coating. Their responses are published to help others solve their issues.

The Experts for Conformal Coating come from a range of backgrounds and areas allowing a wide scope for knowledge transfer.

Click here to View the Nexus Associate Conformal Coating Experts.

Please note that all of the Associate conformal coating technical experts express their own opinions free of charge and have no financial affiliation to Nexus.  Any opinions expressed by the experts is not the viewpoint of Nexus3c Ltd.

Conformal Coating Suppliers In the Spotlight: Modus

Modus has developed parallax free automated conformal coating inspection for batch and inline processing

Modus have technological advances in parallax-free image capturing by Multi-LED lighting using with special optics to provide a homogeneous UV light perfect for the use of inspection of UV fluorescent conformal coatings. This ensures PARALLAX FREE conformal coating assessment without areas of shadow.

Click Modus Automated Conformal Coating Inspection Systems to read the full article.

Each Month the Conformal Coating Supplier Database highlights manufacturers of Conformal Coating Equipment and Materials, Conformal Coating Service Providers, Distributors, Training Suppliers and Consultants to give users of the database the chance to see cutting edge news and stories.

Introducing Nexus Associate Expert: Klaus Franck, Modus

Klaus Franck is the founder, Managing Director and Chief Manager of the advanced technology section at Modus high-tech electronics GmbH, the world’s leading company for parallax free scanning technology in visual inspection.

Prior to found Modus he started his own engineering office in 1986 with great experience in building test equipment and custom designed test solutions. He gained long term experience at Philips during that time. Mr. Franck has now more than 25 years experience in test and Optical inspection, and for 5 years has been developing inspection strategies for automatic conformal coating optical inspection with UV trace in various applications.

Each Month as part of the Nexus Newsletter a panel of experts are asked their opinions on a challenging area in conformal coating. Their responses are published to help others solve their issues.

The Experts for Conformal Coating come from a range of backgrounds and areas allowing a wide scope for knowledge transfer.

Click here to View the Nexus Associate Conformal Coating Experts.

Please note that all of the Associate conformal coating technical experts express their own opinions free of charge and have no financial affiliation to Nexus.  Any opinions expressed by the experts is not the viewpoint of Nexus3c Ltd.

Ask The Expert: Key Conformal Coating Inspection Challenges

Each Month Nexus asks Conformal Coating Experts to examine an important issue in conformal coating that is relevant to users, suppliers and distributors alike.
In August Industry Experts, Suppliers, Coating Service Houses and Users were asked about their key conformal coating inspection challenges and Nexus has listed their responses.

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Nexus Conformal Coating FEATURE: Conformal Coating Inspection: What do you see?

Each Month Nexus examine an important issue in conformal coating that is relevant to users, suppliers and distributors alike.
In August Nexus investigates key conformal coating inspection issues faced today by users and suppliers of conformal coatings, services and equipment. Experts in the area will be asked to point across their viewpoint and key areas of interest will be reviewed with a jargon busting area.
One of August’s features with Nexus was Conformal Coating Inspection: What do you see?
Summary
Conformal Coating Inspection is a key area in the conformal coating application process and a successfully coated Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This article looks at the conformal coating standards, what they actually mean, what you can see with new automated conformal coating inspection technology today and what you now need to consider if you want a reliable inspection process.

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