Selective 3D AOI machines

Mek Selective 3D AOI

Industry Leader in
PCB Assembly Inspection

Selective 3D AOI Systems from Mek (Marantz Electronics)

As an industry leader in Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) for PCB assembly, we’re constantly refining and developing our product range in line with the needs of our customers.

Every one of our desktop AOI and inline AOI systems is optimised for the demands of today’s advanced SMT applications and critical manufacturing environments.  All are capable of delivering Selective 3D, using our unique stereoscopic imaging from the 9 cameras of the GTAz /GDAz optical heads.

Our Desktop AOI machines can be conveniently positioned anywhere in your factory to transform inspection accuracy and operator control. Placing minimal demands on factory floor real estate, these leading-edge Automatic Optical Inspection machines are ideal for a broad range of inspection and test requirements. As well as inspecting for reflow manufacturing defects, pre and post reflow, they are often used in labs or other offline locations for testing samples without holding up the production line. With similar capabilities to Mek inline equipment, improved quality and increased throughput can be achieved within a small footprint.

The Mek PowerSpector BTL AOI offers inspection of the bottom and top side of PCBs after Reflow, Wave or Selective soldering and placement of THT & SMT components.

Easy programing and flexible inspection algorithms provide complete coverage of SMT and THT production issues. Optional defect tracking and SPC analysis provide seamless factory integration. Offline programming is available to free up system time for production and enables live program updates from a remote station.

Off Line Programming

With a user interface identical to the user interface on the machine software, no additional knowledge or training is required for the Mek offline programming. PCB’s can be programmed without occupying the AOI machine so that production is not interrupted.

The off line software uses virtual images created by any Mek AOI system. Even when the Mek AOI has multi-lights with different colours and from different angles, the software handles it just like programming the PCB with a machine.

Another important feature of the off line software is that programmers are given the ability to debug running programs as the machines provide images of possible false defects. Combine this with easy debugging tools and programs can be dynamically improved during production – all from the comfort of a quiet office.

Tact simulations for upcoming projects are possible by only providing centroid data. For very high speed lines where two or more AOI machines are placed in sequence, the off line software splits a program between the machines to achieve the shortest possible inspection time and maximum productivity.

Oversee The Complete Production Line

The Mek Catch System delivers real time monitoring of AOI in the production line. By collecting inspection results and analyzing them, improvements in production quality and yield are possible.

Mek AOI Library Management Software

Primarily programs contain their own libraries. DB22X software synchronises changes in library models (packs) between programs on multiple machines and programs. This can be performed on the machine or on a standalone library management workstation.

Programs are either automatically or manually updated. Multiple supplier part number libraries can be managed on a single system.

The library management software DB22X is included free with all systems and is regularly updated for new features.

Our range of Selective 3D AOI Systems

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