Vigilant invests in X-ray to enhance its High Integrity Component Sourcing Service
Vigilant Components has invested further in its component test and verification facility with new state-of-the art component X-ray test equipment. As a new independent electronic component distributor, Vigilant has been established by experienced component specialists and is committed to providing high integrity component sourcing, verification and counterfeit detection services to its customers.
Thanks to its specialised X-ray capabilities, the new Component Inspection System allows Vigilant to provide industry-leading counterfeit detection capabilities for all sourced components. The system is a welcomed addition to the company’s in-house dedicated component testing laboratory.
As Part of the £30m Paragon Electronics group, Vigilant provides component sourcing, testing, counterfeit detection and verification services plus supply chain management and point-of-use delivery options for the electronics manufacturing sector. The investment in its new X-Ray inspection system means that all component test and verification activities are carried out to the highest of quality standards, helping to ensure that customers only receive components of the highest quality.
The X-ray system is equipped with dual monitors to facilitate detailed component inspection. The two monitors consist of one X-Ray monitor, showing a stored ‘golden part’ X-ray image alongside a live X-ray image for instant comparison; then a second monitor displaying an optical image of a stored ‘golden part’ alongside a live image from a linked digital camera to provide immediate visual reference inspection. These monitors allow operators to carry out thorough verification of all components – whether sourced by Vigilant or directly by the customer.
Other advantages of the new X-Ray system include the ability to accommodate tape sizes from 8mm to 44mm with adjustable pitch positioning and variable speed control, as well as component tube inspection via an integrated conveyor with variable width belt. Alongside this, the XY table offers an inspection area of 16.5″ x 16.5″ (419mm x 419mm) which is ideal for JEDEC trays, thereby ensuring that all packaging variants can be fully inspected.
Graham Smith, Managing Director of Paragon’s Electronics Division, explains: “We are extremely proud of our dedicated in-house component test laboratory. The latest investment, in the form of this sophisticated state-of-the-art component X-ray system, enables us to provide industry-leading counterfeit detection capabilities. With this leading capability, we not only test and verify all electronic components that we source, but also provide a full test, verification and counterfeit detection service for components our customers have purchased themselves. With our highly trained people, our AS9120 registered quality systems and the on-going investment in our component testing facility, we are fully committed to ensuring that our customers only receive components of the highest quality.”
For more information, visit: www.vigilant-components.com