Detect Latent Defects on High-Density Printed Wiring Boards with Absolute Reliability

The FA1817 is a fixtureless, dual-sided, bare board tester that provides superior cost performance and quick inspection yield thanks to advanced probe movement technology. Using a total of four arms, two in front and two in back, it is capable of simultaneously testing both sides of the board, provides open via detection via low resistance testing. Key Features • Optimization of probe movement reduces inspection time by up to 20% • Reduce probe marks in combination with the latest probes • Fault analysis using newly developed “Process Analyzer”

Model No. (Order Code)

FA1817 Vertical, 2-sided

Installation area: FA1817 can inspect boards (610 × 510 mm) of the same size as the conventional Model 1271, but the installation area for the equipment is even smaller than the conventional Model 1270 (inspection board size is smaller than on the 1271), contributing to space saving measures. In addition, a back door is available as an option, supporting easier maintenance.

Never Miss Out on Latent Defects on High Density Printed Wiring Boards

With a dedicated board and proprietary 4-wire probes, you can now quickly and accurately detect minute resistances characteristic of open vias. To measure high insulation resistance, use the newly developed 100GΩ/250V super megohm board that minimizes stress from high applied voltage to deliver damage-free, rapid results. In addition, the built-in “Process Analyzer” lets you batch load accumulated inspection results to easily create statistical reports out of the data. Present data trends and view histograms from the results captured with each inspection step, make distribution maps, and draw other charts to visually data graphically in order to analyze defects and provide feedback to upstream design and manufacturing processes, ultimately helping to improve the quality and yield of PWBs.

Specifications Overview

Number of arms4 (front × 2, rear × 2)
Compatible probes1172 series, CP1072 series
Number of test steps999,999 steps
Test parameters and measurement rangesResistance measurement : 40.00 μΩ to 40.00 MΩ
Insulation measurement : 1.000 kΩ to 100.0 GΩ
Capacitance measurement : 100.0 fF to 10.00 μF
Leakage current measurement : 1.000 μA to 10.00 mA
High-voltage resistance measurement : 1.000 kΩ to 100.0 GΩ
Capacitor insulation measurement : 1.000 kΩ to 10.00 MΩ
Open measurement : 4.000 Ω to 4.000 MΩ
Short measurement : 400.0 mΩ to 40.00 kΩ
Judgment range-99.9% to +999.9% or absolute value
Total probing precision*20 μm × 20 μm square (Constraints apply to test conditions.)
*After performing 3-point alignment in an area measuring 25 mm (0.98 in) square on a side and then probing within that area (using 1172-82 probes in high-precision mode).
Minimum probable pitch50 μm (Constraints apply to test conditions.)
Measurement speedMax. 67 points/sec. (0.15 mm movements, 4-arm simultaneous probing, capacitance measurement)
Testable boardsStandard specification: 50 mm (1.97 in) W × 50 mm (1.97 in) H to 610 mm (24.02 in) W × 510 mm (20.08 in) H, Thickness 1.0 mm (0.04 in) to 3.2 mm (0.13 in)
Pneumatic board clamp (option): 50 mm (1.97 in) W × 70 mm (2.76 in) H to 610 mm (24.02 in) W × 510 mm (20.08 in) H, Thickness: 0.6 mm (0.02 in) to 6.0 mm (0.24 in)
Maximum testable area604 mm (23.78 in) W × 504 mm (19.84 in) H
Power supply200 V, 220 V, 230 V, 240 V AC single-phase (specify at time of order),
50 Hz/ 60 Hz, Maximum power consumption: 3 kVA
Dimensions and mass1485 mm (58.46 in) W × 1950 mm (76.77 in) H × 800 mm (31.50 in) D, (excluding protruding parts), 1070 kg (37742.5 oz)

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Catalog: FAIL VISUALIZER UA1782 Download PDF  [2MB] English
Catalog: FLYING PROBE TESTER FA1817, FA1283, FA1816, Process Analyzer Pro UA1801 Download PDF  [3MB] English

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