Continental Automotive USA Relies on X-ray Inspection Systems from GOEPEL electronic


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Continental Automotive USA has opted for two X-ray inspection systems from GOEPEL electronic. At the production site in Seguin (Texas), highly complex assemblies for the automotive industry are manufactured. The inline inspection system “X Line·3D” performs automatic quality inspection of solder joints and components using 3D X-ray technology.

These automotive assemblies are subjected to particularly stringent quality requirements, which are fulfilled by the GOEPEL electronic X-ray system.

The X Line·3D was chosen after several months of evaluation. The decisive factor in the decision was the large fault coverage at high speed for use in line production. Electrical assemblies for use in automobiles often have to follow IPC standards. The X Line·3D tests 100 percent of the solder joints, both on the top and bottom side, in cycle time. The inspection is based on the IPC A-610F.

The X Line·3D is a system for the safe inspection of double-sided assemblies. The three-dimensional X-ray inspection detects both sides of the PCB within a continuous process. The Technical basis is the use of a real-time multi-angle image acquisition chain, which allows a complete 3D acquisition of the module. Integrated reconstruction methods allow the defined evaluation of individual layers of the UUT (unit under test).

About GOEPEL electronic

GOEPEL electronic is a technologically leading vendor of professional Automated Optical Inspection systems (AOI) and Automated X-ray Inspection Systems (AXI). A network of branch offices in the UK, China, India and the USA, international distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the on-site support to several hundred system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic has currently more than 240 employees and generated revenue of 30 million Euros in 2015 (approx. $32 million). GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronics’ industry award winning products are relied on by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and  avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. Further information about the company and its products can be found here

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