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Maintenance-Free X-ray Inspection Now Available for PCBA Production Applications

Feb 26, 2018

  • A new edition to the Nordson DAGE Quadra™ Series family

Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), and the leader in X-ray inspection for electronics, welcomes a new member to its family of award-winning X-ray inspection systems. Quadra™ 3 is specifically designed for high-quality X-ray inspection in PCBA production applications.

Until today, performing X-ray inspection at 0.95µm resolution could only be achieved using an open X-ray tube containing a tungsten filament. These tubes require regular filament exchanges, often every 100 operational hours or so. Quadra 3 features the revolutionary QuadraNT™ sealed X-ray tube from Nordson DAGE, which requires no regular maintenance. It is now possible to enjoy uninterrupted operation at 0.95µm.

Quadra 3 is ideal for detecting a wide range of manufacturing defects including BGA, QFN and IGBT attachment, PTH filling, interfacial voiding, component cracking and counterfeit devices screening. Quadra 3 helps users to isolate defective product before it reaches their customers.

Quadra 3 can also be used with the popular X-Plane® software option which allows operators to look at individual image planes. This makes it significantly easier to examine complex PCBA arrangements such as double-sided boards and Package-on-Package structures (PoP).

“X-ray inspection at 0.95µm has never been so easy, said Mark Flain, Business Director for
X-ray Systems, “we are excited to extend our integrated technology platform from our Quadra™ 5 and Quadra™ 7 into the Quadra 3.”

Quadra 3 joins Nordson DAGE’s Quadra 7 and Quadra 5 Series to offer maintenance free X-ray inspection all the way from 0.95µm to sub 0.1µm.


Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Nordson DAGE is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital X-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit www.nordsondage.com.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatingspolymerssealantsbiomaterials, and other fluidsto test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces.  These products are 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, construction, and general product assembly and finishing.  Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in nearly 40 countries.  Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.comwww.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.

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