Dynamic testing of ionic contamination is a widely approved and followed standard. So, too, is the equipment that makes it possible — SCS Ionograph®. Available in different models, the SCS Ionograph is the industry standard of testing technology.

Product Information

The SCS Ionograph® is the industry standard for ionic contamination testing specified in commonly used cleaning standards. Using the “dynamic” testing method, this line gives you a reliable testing solution at an affordable price. Plus, the SCS Ionograph series is available in four newly redesigned models – the Ionograph SMD V and bench top modules for small, standard and large parts — all operated by our advanced SCS PowerView™ software.

SCS Ionographs offer customers reliable and efficient testing capabilities, including:

  • Compliance with industry specifications including MIL-STD-2000A, IPC-TM-650 and ANSI/J-STD-001
  • Control of aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaning processes for bare and assembled printed circuit boards
  • Control of both the cleaning and the no-clean processes
  • Testing to prevent corrosion or product performance problems associated with ionic contamination
  • Cleanliness testing of performance-sensitive small parts
  • Cleanliness testing of cleanroom specific products such as gloves, fixtures, assembly tools and critical assembly components used in precise manufacturing
  • Process control of no clean/low residue processes, including spray fluxer set up and monitoring

SCS Ionograph SMD V Features

  • Designed for large part ionic contamination testing in a production environment
  • Submerged agitation jets and optional heated extract solution provide outstanding sensitivity
  • Available with convenient onboard all-in-one computer or tablet
  • Operated with SCS PowerView software
  • Test cells available in four test cell sizes

About heated solution testing.

The SMD V gives you the option to test with a heated solution. As IPC-TM-650 describes the benefit, testing with heated solution enables you to “accelerate and improve the efficiency of extraction of ionic material from poorly accessible regions, such as under surface-mounted components.”


Test Cell Sizes (W x H, D)
- 18 x 20 in / 45.7 x 50.8 cm, 5 in / 12.7 cm at top and 3.1 in / 7.9 cm at bottom - 26 x 20 in / 66 x 50.8 cm, 5 in / 12.7 cm at top and 3.1 in / 7.9 cm at bottom - 30 x 26 in / 76.2 x 66 cm, 5 in / 12.7 cm at top and 3.1 in / 7.9 cm at bottom - 38 x 26 in / 96.5 x 66 cm, 3.5 in / 8.9 cm at top and bottom
Estimated Solution Capacity
6.5 - 15 g / 24.6 – 56.8 L
Dimensions (W x H x D)
43.5 x 39.1 x 26.7 in / 110.5 x 99.3 x 67.8 cm
382 lb / 173 kg
Power Requirements
120 VAC, 60 Hz, 10 A / 230 VAC, 50 Hz, 5 A
Maximum Operating Temp.
113° F / 45° C *Over temperature control: double fault protection.

SCS Ionograph® Series

The SCS Ionograph® series is designed for fast and accurate ionic contamination cleanliness testing. SCS offers a full range of capacity and control to meet the needs of any lab or manufacturer.