Omegameter 500 information and possible replacement (ROSE Testing)| 2 June, 2017
Does anybody have any information regarding an Omegameter 500 (Kenco Industries)? We’ve run 4000+ tests with this machine and all have produced a pass result without a single failure, starting to wonder if tests aren’t accurately assessing PCB cleanliness. I’m unable to find any user manual online (machine is 20+ years old). I’m not sure if the settings simply need to be adjusted or if a new tester needs to be purchased altogether.
If anybody had a 500 series and upgraded to another cleanliness tester (ROSE or otherwise) did you experience improvements in cleanliness verification?
Omegameter 500 information and possible replacement (ROSE Testing)| 8 June, 2017
I have used one (actually 2) of these machines. The upside is you can point to the print-out and tell your customers that you do test for cleanliness, and you pass. The reality of this test is that it tests for exactly 1 type of contamination.
The manufacturer sells a calibrated test solution that you can use to test your machine. Put the machine in test mode, put in the correct amount of fluid, add the contaminated drops, and watch your print-out to verify you are reading the "dirty" bath. If you see the graph register the contamination then everything is working as intended. If it still tests clean, you need a new sensor.