Cleanliness Testing

Gen3 Systems

CM Series Contaminometers

Commonly referred to “Cleanliness Testing” as this test method has, for over 40 years, been acknowledged as an important Quality Assurance and Process Control tool in the manufacture of electronic circuit boards, components and assemblies.

The Contaminometer (CM Series) test systems were originally developed by Protonique, the business of industry guru Brian Ellis. They also featured in the early development programmes of “cleanliness measurement” carried out by the US Department of Defense at China Lake in the 1970s.

Contaminometers are used to measure the amount of ionic contamination, usually referred to as cleanliness level, in accordance with IPC/ANSI-J-STD001 and UK DEF-STD and other international specifications. The instruments are also commonly referred to as ROSE (Resistivity Of Solvent Extracted) or SEC (Solvent Extract Conductivity) testers.

CONTAMINOMETERS from Gen3 Systems come in 4 different models and 4 different tank sizes because when selecting a Test System, it is important to use the smallest possible tank size for the circuit under test.

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