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Cirtronics Installs High-Performance X-ray Inspection Solution

Aug 17, 2017

Cirtronics operating the Quadra 5 X-ray.

Cirtronics operating the Quadra 5 X-ray.

Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Cirtronics for its Quadra™ 5 flexible X-ray inspection solution. Cirtronics is an experienced contract manufacturer located in Southern New Hampshire.

David Patterson, Chief Operating Officer at Cirtronics Corporation, commented, “We’re excited to add the Quadra 5 to our manufacturing inspection capabilities. Adding the Quadra 5 provides us with additional flexibility in selecting the optimum inspection method to meet each customer’s requirements. This is part of our Precision Engagement® approach where we tailor everything we do to the needs of each customer.”

Patterson continues, “Cirtronics uses X-ray inspection as a process monitor and indicator in our SMT assembly operations. Moving from our current 2D platform to the Nordson DAGE Quadra 5 considerably raises the bar for us. The Quadra will help us increase throughput with its advanced feature detection and allows the operator to quickly focus on results.”

With the new Nordson DAGE Quadra™ 5, Cirtronics will benefit from industry-leading core technology, high performance and ease of use for 2D and 3D X-ray applications. 0.35μm feature recognition up to 10 W of power, makes the Quadra™ 5 the leading choice for printed circuit board and semiconductor package inspection. Key features include:

  • < 0.35 µm (350 nm) Feature Recognition up to 20 W Tube power 

  • Aspire FP™ 3 MP @ 25fps with 50 µm pixel pitch

  • Total Magnification 45,000X

  • 24" Full HD WUXGA 1920 x 1200 Primary LED monitor

  • 70° Oblique Views without Loss of Magnification

Cirtronics is a New England-based onshore contract manufacturer for electronics, electro-mechanical assemblies and box builds for a wide range of markets including medtech, robotics, communications, aerospace, military, security and industrial. Combining leading-edge technical capabilities with proactive and collaborative customer relationships through Precision Engagement®, Cirtronics is in the business of building confidence as well as high quality products. Cirtronics is an Employee Owned Company (ESOP) that qualifies for US government woman-owned and small business status and is FDA Registered, and ISO 13485 Certified. To learn more about Cirtronics and Precision Engagement®, visit www.cirtronics.com.


Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Nordson DAGE is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital X-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit www.nordsondage.com.

Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing and processing of adhesives, coatings, polymers and plastics, sealants, biomaterials and other materials and for fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.

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