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Koh Young Wins Mexico Technology Award at SMTAi

Koh Young has been proud to declare that its Neptune C+ for dispensing process inspection (DPI) was recognized with the Mexico Technology Award in the category of Test & Measurement Inspection from Ron Friedman of Mexico EMS.

Koh Young Joel Scutchfield, General Manager of Koh Young America accepted the award during the 2021 SMTA International show in Minneapolis, MN.

Conformal coatings protect electronics from moisture, debris, corrosion, and add mechanical stability to reduce failures and improve harsh environment reliability.

But what if the coating is too thin or defective? Failure!

Traditional laser-confocal and electron microscopes only measure three-dimensional shapes and cannot inspect transparent materials, because the penetration depth is just too shallow.

Optical systems using UV light are only effective for simple 2D presence or absence. Our L.I.F.T. technology (Laser Interferometry for Fluid Tomography) delivers non-destructive 3D inspection to precisely measure fluids that are either wet or dry, including material thickness – all at production speeds.

Based on low-coherence interferometry, LIFT employs Near-Infrared Light (NIR) to capture images through multiple layers of a fluidic structure regardless of transparency. As such, Neptune is the industry’s first 3D optical inline measurement solution for transparent material inspection.

With its integrated flipper, intuitive programming, and machine-learning algorithms, it allows manufacturers to explore the depths of its process using 2D, 3D, and cross-section views to accurately identify defects at full production speed.

With advanced algorithms to teach inspection parameters, Neptune accurately measures materials for coverage, thickness, and consistency using a user-defined threshold setting. It also inspects bubbles, cracks, and other defects – even splash marks in “keep out” areas.

Besides coatings, it measures underfill, epoxy, bonding, and more to deliver an accurate measurement of transparent, translucent, and pigmented materials. The system is currently suited for acrylic, silicone, polyurethane, water-based, UV-cure, and hybrid coatings.

The Neptune is the industry’s first True3D optical measurement solution for transparent material inspection and solves a long-standing industry challenge.


Aishwarya Saxena

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