Contamination control is over ever-increasing importance in automotive manufacturing and in the automotive supply chain. An increasing number of manufacturers require their suppliers to monitor for hard particles using SEM/EDS based solutions to conclusively identify types of contaminants based on their size, shape and composition.
The international standard ISO16232 is based on the German VDA 19 standard, which was originally developed based on Oxford Instruments particle analysis software. In its latest version, AZtecClean offers automated and accurate analysis and reporting of particles consistent with the latest definition of the standards.
AZtecClean automates the SEM/EDS based analysis of contaminant particles based on ISO 16232 and VDA 19.