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Large-Area C-SAM® Tool for the Production Floor

Elk Grove Village, IL — February 1, 2017

Sonoscan® has introduced the J610™, the latest member of its C-SAM® acoustic microscope line.  The J610 is a semi-automated tool designed for production environments and has an unusually large scan area. Its key role is finding internal structural defects by screening trays of loose components, wafers, board-mounted components and other suitably sized items.

The 610mm x 610mm scan area can accommodate 6 JEDEC-style trays or one or more printed circuit boards. To reduce vibrations and maximize image quality, the system’s patented inertially balanced linear scanner is counterweighted.

  • The J610 can learn the x, y and z extent of specific user-defined areas of interest within a component.

  • By comparing anomalies to the user’s standards, it can automatically accept or reject components.

  • Using Sonoscan’s PolyGate™ software, it can create a separate image for each of multiple depths of interest in a given component, without increasing scan time.

  • Using Sonoscan’s proprietary Q-BAM™ module, it can create non-destructive cross sections through a component.

  • When scanning printed circuit boards, the system accurately finds and scans a component even if the component is slightly out of place on the board.

  • When defects repeatedly appear in the same component on multiple boards, steps can be taken to find and eliminate the cause.

  • J610 inspection permits replacement of board-mounted components that fail to meet the user’s criteria.

Sonoscan’s large-area J610 C-SAM model handles trays of loose components, wafers, board-mounted components and other large items.

Sonoscan, Inc. 2149 E. Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Phone 847-437-6400. Contact Bill Zuckerman x237. Email; web

About Sonoscan®: Sonoscan is the leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic microscopes and sophisticated acoustic micro imaging systems, widely used for nondestructive analysis of defects in industrial products and semiconductor devices. For over 30 years, Sonoscan’s attention to customer needs and investment in R&D has created systems that set industry standards for speed and accuracy. Key products include C-SAM® systems for off-line and laboratory analysis and FACTS2™ for automated production inspection.

Through its SonoLab division Sonoscan applications engineers, with experience totaling more than two centuries in acoustic microscopy, assist hundreds of customers annually in solving materials problems and quality control issues. SonoLab operates applications testing laboratories in multiple global locations to serve the inspection needs of customers that do not have their own capability.