XRF For Coatings

Benchtop microspot XRF analysers | FT, EA6000VX and X-Strata ranges

Microspot XRF coating thickness and materials analysers for rapid quality control and validation testing, making it easy to get the right results in seconds.

Coating thickness and materials analysis based on X-ray fluorescence (XRF) is a widely accepted and industry-proven analytical technique, offering easy-to-use, fast and non-destructive analysis, requiring little to no sample preparation, capable of analysing solids or liquids over a wide element range from 13Al to 92U on the periodic table.

Applications

Microspot XRF for PCB, semiconductors and electronics

PCB / PWB finishing

The ability to control finishing processes determines the pitch, reliability and shelf life of boards. Measure electroless nickel (EN, NiP) plating thickness and composition according to IPC 4556 and IPC 4552A. Hitachi High-Tech products enable you to maintain your operations in tight tolerance to ensure high quality and avoid costly re-work.

Electric and electronic component plating

Components must be plated within specification in order to provide the desired electrical, mechanical and environmental properties. Measure small features or continuous strips using the slotted chamber of the X-Strata series products to control top, intermediate and strike layers for lead frames (leadframes), connector pins, wire and terminations.

IC substrate packages

Semiconductors are becoming increasingly miniaturized and complex, requiring analytical equipment to measure thin films in small areas. Hitachi High-Tech analysers are designed to provide high precision analysis and reproducible sample positioning for demanding applications.

Electronic manufacturing services (EMS, ECS)

Combining sourced and locally manufactured components to build a final assembly or product involves many test points, from incoming inspection to at-line process control to final quality control. Our microspot XRF products allow you analyze components, solder and finishes throughout the facility, ensuring quality at every step.

Photovoltaics

The demand for renewable energy continues to increase, with photovoltaics playing an important role in harnessing the power of the sun. The ability to collecting this energy efficiently is in part determined by the quality of the thin film solar cells. Ensure these cells are plated accurately and consistently with microspot XRF to achieve maximum efficiency.

Restricted materials and high reliability screening

Working with a complex, global supply chain it is critical to trust and verify materials received from suppliers. Use our XRF technology to validate incoming shipments comply with regulations such as RoHS and ELV following IEC 62321 methodology, and ensure high reliability coatings are applied for aerospace and military applications.

Microspot XRF for metal finishing

Corrosion resistance

Verify the thickness and chemistry of the applied coatings to ensure product functionality and life-span in harsh environments. Handle small fasteners or large assemblies with ease.

Wear resistance

Prevent product failure by ensuring coating thickness and uniformity of critical components operating in abrasive environments. Complex shapes, thin or thick coatings and finished goods can all be measured.

Decorative finish

When the goal is to achieve a flawless finish, quality control throughout the production process is critical. With our range of test equipment, you can reliably inspect base materials, test intermediate and top layers.

High-temperature resistance

Surface treatments for parts operating in the most extreme conditions must be controlled within tight tolerances. Ensure coatings specifications are met to prevent product recalls and potentially catastrophic failures.

Product Comparison

X_Strata920_1

X-Strata920

  • Proportional counter or high resolution SDD
  • Element range: Ti – U or Al – U (SDD)
  • Chamber design : slotted
  • XY stage options : fixed base, deep well, motorised
  • Largest sample : 270 x 500 x 150 mm
  • Maximum number of collimators : 6
  • Filters : 1
  • Smallest collimator : 0.01 x 0.25 mm (0.5 x10 mil)
  • SmartLink software
FT110-xrf-analyser

FT110A

  • Proportional Counter System
  • Element range : Ti - U
  • Chamber design : closed or slotted
  • XY stage options : fixed base, motorised
  • Largest sample : 500 x 400 x 150 mm
  • Maximum number of collimators : 4
  • Filters: Primary 1, Secondary (Option) 1
  • Smallest collimator : 0.05 mm
  • X-ray Station software
EA6000-coating-thickness-analysers

EA6000VX

  • High resolution SDD
  • Element range : Mg - U (Na - U when using helium purge)
  • Chamber design : closed
  • XY stage options : motorised
  • Largest sample : 270 x 220 x 150 mm
  • Maximum number of collimators : 4
  • Filters : 6 mode automatic switching
  • Smallest collimator : 0.2mm
  • X-ray Station & Mapping Station software
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FT160

  • High Resolution SDD
  • Element range : Al - U
  • Chamber design : closed
  • XY stage options : motorised, wafer
  • Largest sample : 600 x 600 x 20 mm
  • Filters : 1 or 3
  • Polycapillary < 35 µm
  • XRF Controller

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Brochures and Case Studies
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Brochure: X-Strata920

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Brochure: FT110A

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Brochure: FT150

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Brochure: Electronics Coatings XRF Analysers

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Brochure: Metal Finishing Coatings Analysis

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Case Study: X-Strata920 instils customer confidence

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Brochure: EA6000VX

Microspot XRF for metal finishing
4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD011 chrome v2_2.indd
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Application Note – 011: X-Strata920, Analysis of chrome coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD012 copper_V2.indd
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Application Note – 012: X-Strata920, Analysis of copper coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD013 gold_V2.indd
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Application Note – 013: X-Strata920, Analysis of gold coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD014 nickel_V2_2.indd
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Application Note – 014: X-Strata920, Analysis of nickel coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD016 silver_V2.indd
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Application Note – 016: X-Strata920, Analysis of silver coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD017 tin_V2.indd
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Application Note – 017: X-Strata920, Analysis of tin coatings

4241_HHA_X-Strata920 AN-SDD019 zinc_V2.indd
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Application Note – 019: X-Strata920, Analysis of zinc coatings

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Application Note 1: FT110, Ag

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Application Note 3: FT110, Cr

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Application Note 4: FT110, Sn

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Application Note 6: FT110, Ni

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Application Note 5: FT110, Zn

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Application Note 1: FT150, Ag

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Application Note 2: FT110, Au

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Application Note: X-Strata920, Analysis of titanium coatings

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Application Note 2: FT150, Ni

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Technical Report: EA6000VX, Contaminant Analysis of Milk Powder Contain Iron Particle

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Technical Report: EA6000VX, Particle analysis in lithium ion rechargeable battery

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Technical Report: EA6000VX, Film Thickness Distribution by Mapping

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Technical Report: EA6000VX, Inspection of rare metals and precious metals by XRF mapping

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