Visual Part Inspection

Our quality control inspectors are trained to visually inspect all components for quality issues. Our visual inspection equipment includes stereo microscopes, magnification lenses, as well as calipers to measure components for manufacturer specifications. Visual inspection is a large part of our overall quality inspection.  Components are checked for lead damage such as corrosion or solder on pins, retinned or refurbished leads, dents, dissimilar gloss, shine, color or texture; top surface inspection includes surface cracks, scratches, appearance of resurfacing or remarking; part markings must be consistent relating to font, color or placement, date codes, lot codes and country of origin must all be consistent, parts are checked against manufacturer data sheets and photos are taken at all stages of inspection.