Q.P.I. has a fully-equipped laboratory in Helmond (Netherlands) for testing printed circuit boards. The laboratory is not only for Q.P.I. use but may also be used to carry out projects for third parties. This could include tests and advice on the application of a PCB, an analysis of the PCB or an independent investigation when there are problems with a printed circuit board or its processing. The analysis and optimisation of both wave and reflow solder profiles is possible too. These tests can also be carried out on products that were not supplied by Q.P.I. In addition, First Article inspections can be carried out and release reports can be made.
- Inspection of PCBs
- ROHS issues
- Cross sections
- Temperature tests
- Analysis and optimisation of reflow profiles and wave / selective solder processes
Example standard test conformity with IPC A610
X-ray of the solderjoints for voids
Example standard test conformity with A600
Dimensions of the soldermask of a PCB
Analyses in the Q.P.I. laboratories are carried out in accordance with the applicable IPC standards or in accordance with the customer specifications. Q.P.I. also has a wide network of partners that it can call on for carrying out specific tests and, as such, can guarantee a very complete range of tests and analyses.
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Test standards in use
IPC TM650 test methods
IPC A-600 class 2
IPC A-600 class 3
Q.P.I. is an ISO9001:2008 certified company and a member of the IPC.