Identifying and Characterizing Foreign Particle Contamination in the Automotive Industry - ASPEX AQC SEM System
The ASPEX AQC, Automotive Quality Control (AQCTM) is designed for manufacturing companies.
Defining contamination is relatively straight-forward. Contamination is a particle, or debris, which is not inherent to the final assembly, component, or fluid being analyzed. Unfortunately, removing and controlling contamination, is not as easy as DEFINING it!
ASPEX has developed the industry's only totally integrated solution for the automated detection, identification, and characterization of micron-level debris in automotive manufacturing and cleansing operations, the Aspex AQCTM. The Aspex AQCTM is based on Aspex's PSEM 3025 SEM (scannineng electron microscope.
Manufacturers have come to understand that sub-micron particles can be seen by their current optical and gravimetric inspection techniques. These particles can impact production—particles. That are easily be identified and characterized by the AQCTM.
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Also, unlike optical microscopes, which provide only a visual image, the ASPEX AQCTM system identifies both the presence of foreign particles and their elemental composition—data that can help a manufacturer pinpoint the likely source upstream in their production operations or from a supplier's component.