Pin Pull Test for PCB
The electronics market is always looking for smaller, lighter packages with faster speeds, lower power consumption, and higher pin counts. In response to this, semiconductor manufacturers need to constantly enhance their products to meet market demands, while at the same time ensuring the quality of the products produced.
Various mechanical tests are commonly performed on surface mount or peripheral assemblies and on printed circuit boards (PCB) during the product development phase to verify product design; or as a quality check during the manufacturing process. One such test is the pin pull test. This test is performed by subjecting the solder pin to a tensile force until failure occurs. This measures the adhesion strength of the solder pin to the pad and the pad to the laminate. The miniature size pins are closely arranged in an array and the fixtures selected must ensure that the pins are not damaged prior to - and during the clamping process.
We recommend the 5965 dual column mechanical testing machine equipped with the X-Y manual translation stage, specimen clamping plate, and custom double-action pneumatic wedge grips to perform the pin pull test. The X-Y stage allows for precise positioning and alignment of the test pin below the Z-axis actuator and the user can move to the next test pin easily by adjusting the micrometers. Our custom double-action pneumatic grip is designed with the grip body moving down to effect clamping while the jaw faces move horizontally in parallel. This feature makes it possible to pre-select the exact point at which the test pin will be held while at the same time ensures that adjacent pins are not damaged. Bluehill Universal contains many test set-up parameters, providing the user the flexibility to create test methods that automatically calculate the desired results and produce a test report.
5960 Dual Column Series are versatile universal testing instruments for mid-range testing up to 50 kN. They are commonly used for plastics, metals, rubber materials, automotive components, composites and non-ambient temperature applications.
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Bluehill® 3 is the newest version of Instron’s widely popular Bluehill Software, designed to meet the demands of any level of user from educators and test technicians to, quality engineers and laboratory managers. Compatible with 5900, 3300 and 5500 systems.
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5900 Universal Testing Systems are engineered for precision, built for durability, and offer the flexibility for changing requirements. They are designed with standard and optional features that increase testing efficiency and improve the testing experience for the operator. A wide range of models are available for testing capacities from < 100N up to 600kN.
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