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Automated Surface Analyst™ XA

Surface Quality Control Gets Fully Automated

For the first time ever, manufacturers have access to the Surface Analyst XA, an automated, non-contact surface quality inspection that will fix long-standing adhesion problems that cause scrap, recalls, rework and production delays.

Surface Analyst XA

The XA provides real-time feedback to continuously monitor and validate surface critical operations to ensure adhesion processes aren’t drifting out of spec. This gives you fully integrated, total surface quality control throughout your entire adhesion production process.


Flexible Surface Quality Control

The XA is versatile, with applications in such diverse fields as aerospace, medical device, automotive, electronics, film & flexible packaging, consumer products and many more.

Common material applications include silicon wafers, machined or casted metal parts, PCBs, electronic displays, polymers, glass, medical tubing, lenses and mirrors.


Fastest automated contact angle measuring system at over 5,000 inspections per hour.


Non-contact inspection head and use of highly purified HPLC-grade water eliminates the potential for material contamination.


Comprehensive documentation provides all the information necessary for a quick and easy installation with any automated system or configuration. The flexibility of the XA allows manufacturers to choose the right implementation for their production processes. Whether it’s in-line with a robot, linear actuator, fixed to the line or a stand-alone off-line quality check station.


The XA keeps your line connected by providing continuous feedback and automatic data handling into manufacturing execution systems. The statistical adhesion process control keeps you informed about what changes are occurring on your surface over time due to treatment degradation or other unseen factors that can lead to adhesion failure.


Archer, the powerful software that drives the XA, provides statistical process control for long-term trend analysis and process drift monitoring.

Download the Surface Analyst XA Data Sheet

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with the Surface Analyst XA

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Product Care Packages

Get the best performance out of your Surface Analyst products.

Standard Care Program

Manufacturing equipment is often subjected to rough environments. Brighton Science's Standard Care Program preserves the quality of your Surface Analyst products and guards against parts failure, common wear and tear and provides the latest version of Archer, the software that powers the Surface Analyst. Choose the Standard Care Program and benefit from:

  • Parts & Labor Warranty - 1-year full parts and labor warranty (included with any Surface Analyst purchase during year 1)
  • Software & hardware maintenance - provides regular software maintenance, upgrades and updates to ensure your Surface Analyst is delivering peak performance at all times.

Comprehensive Care Program

Your Surface Analyst is the key to surface quality control and ensuring your measurements meet requirements keeps your product quality process in check. Stay compliant with routine Surface Analyst calibration. Opt in for Comprehensive Care and benefit from the services included in the Standard Care package as well as:

Annual calibration
• Includes a 50-point device inspection
• The Surface Analyst’s measuring performance is verified for accuracy using a precision laboratory balance and LabVIEW software
• Contact angle is verified using a benchtop goniometer
• New water cartridge is provided in the device

Loaner instrument - when instrument calibration or maintenance is necessary, our loaner program provides an overnight, emergency replacement to ensure no interruption in productivity.

Discount on accessory spare parts - 10% off all spare parts (not including consumables)

Priority emails and phone calls - Front of the line positioning for device questions

Client services and resources

If you’re a current client please login to our portal for any of the following:

  • Submit a service request
  • Check on the status of a service being performed
  • Engage in a client-only library of industry leading insights and perspectives including exclusive access to:
    • Webinars
    • White Papers
    • Videos
    • EBooks
    • and more!

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