About Us 

Precision Analytical Laboratory (PAL) is an independent facility specializing in the evaluation and analysis of printed board and assembly cleanliness. With over 25 years of focused electronics residue research, PAL is considered a leading authority in printed circuit contaminate analysis and has the database, knowledge and experience essential to help clients with their cleanliness questions.  Sound process and material decisions can only be made with reliable and accurate data.  PAL strives to solve challenging cleanliness questions by providing that reliable data, supported by an expert knowledge of the materials and processes used within the electronics industry to generate accurate data interpretation.  The skilled professionals at PAL will work closely with you to address any questions related to your product cleanliness.  


The mission of PAL is to assist our clients in finding solutions to their cleanliness questions for the purpose of mitigating risk to their products. PAL utilizes the techniques of ion chromatography (IC), surface insulation resistance (SIR) and electrochemical migration (ECM) testing to assist clients in understanding their process and material residues.  


PAL is an industry leader in IC, SIR and ECM testing and relating the data from those tests back to a process, material or both. We have the experience, the knowledge and the tools to go beyond just delivering data.  We take pride in our work and we strive to perform that work in a timely manner to help you stay on track and we do it without corroding your budget. 


"Your service and support are fantastic. Pricing was at or below competitors, turnaround time was quick, and the report was clear and formatted in a way that was easy for non-technical audiences to interpret the data. I also appreciate the personal support provided with information on trends in the industry and direction on where to find information on equipment and processes that are new to the marketplace." 
William, IEC Electronics Corporation 

"PAL has provided good services in terms of technical information related to the issues found on the test analysis conducted and that has helped us to narrow down the possible root cause to improve our manufacturing process."  
Ronald, Allied-Telesis International - Asia

"I am very impressed with thoroughness and details of reports.  Also, when an unexplained anomaly is discovered, PAL goes to industry experts to attempt to find an answer/reason for the variations.  PAL is clearly dedicated to ensuring the best service available." 
Bill, Raytheon

"Very good communications between the companies and it was very easy to convey our testing needs.  Great feedback from PAL to help us obtain our end needs." 
Lynn, Pioneer Circuits, Inc.

"Good communication during testing phase, Joe kept me up to date on how it was going and when to expect results. Report is simple to understand and works well when explaining it to customers on what it means. Web site has information sections that I have used to broaden my knowledge. I have recommended your services to other engineers and customers."
Christopher, Sanmina-SCI

"Whether it is helping us sort out our testing needs, running tests in a timely manner or just the solid support during and after the test phase, Joe has shown himself to be the "gold" standard for cleanliness testing.  PAL constantly exceeds our expectations."

Note: Some clients have given us permission to use their comments on our site but have asked that we keep their names and companies anonymous.