Blog: Inspection Matters

Mek launches MekCare, a portfolio of new AOI & SPI support and maintenance services

March 31, 2021
Mek launches MekCare, a portfolio of new AOI & SPI support and maintenance services

Mek (Marantz Electronics), has now launched MekCare, a range of flexible service plans designed to meet differing support requirements for Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) and Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) technologies, all at a pre-determined cost. Three levels of service & support contract are on offer: Remote Maintenance & Calibration Warranty Plus All the plans give users unlimited access to Mek’s iMentor for online access to software downloads, an online self-training portal, application notes and a…
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Fast & Simple PCB Conformal Coating Inspection

November 11, 2020
Fast & Simple PCB Conformal Coating Inspection

Conformal coating inspection, (CCI) is an essential stage of the conformal coating process and yet one that very few companies undertake, aside from a brief manual visual inspection. Manual inspection is an extremely difficult job due to factors such as eye strain and concentration drift, while slow throughput makes it economically challenging… The Solution Mek automated CCI systems for automatic inspection of conformal coatings and defect detection see more than an operator ever could and…
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What about inspection quality?

August 5, 2020
What about inspection quality?

3D AOI connectivity is exceptionally important, but what about inspection quality? 3D automatic optical inspection systems (AOI) have become a critical component of production lines in electronics manufacturing Smart Factories as the hubs for quality control, giving valuable feedback to the production machines. But Smart Factories with AOI can only work if the AOI results are reliable… Of all the systems in a SMT/THT assembly line, automatic optical inspection systems have the most scope for…
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Simultaneous bottom and top inline inspection

February 5, 2020
Simultaneous bottom and top inline inspection

The Mek PowerSpector BTL Bottom & Top In Line Automatic Optical Inspection Systems offer synchronized inspection of the top and bottom side of PCBs to deliver the fastest inspection Reflow, Wave or Selective soldering & placement of SMT & THT components. Patented synchronized lighting technology brings new capabilities. 9 cameras per side, with both heads inspecting the PCB at the same time, give the fastest inspection times but without the high power lighting system of…
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Mek Conformal Coating Inspection

November 20, 2019
Mek Conformal Coating Inspection

The new Mek iSpector JUz CCI system is designed to provide high detail and flexible conformal coating inspection and automated optical inspection in the same unit. All approved conformal coatings contain a UV tracer and the coating glows bright blue under a UV light. By switching between its main white light and high intensity UV LED light source, iSpector JUz makes conformal coating inspection simple and is able to inspect both component bodies and coatings to…
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3D AOI system with Artificial Intelligence based 100% automatic programming

August 5, 2019
3D AOI system with Artificial Intelligence based 100% automatic programming

The ISO-Spector M1A 3D Automated Optical Inspection system introduces Artificial Intelligence based 100% automatic programming for solder joints in 3D and semi-automatic programming of component bodies. Measurement results are completely operator independent. Production-ready programming time averages under 2 minutes per unique part number, from scratch. The sophistication of the M1A AOI software further includes push button switchable IPC Class I II or III values and single click detection of a full range of foreign material,…
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SMT Roznov Seminar

June 12, 2019
SMT Roznov Seminar

  Last month Mek participated in the SMT Roznov seminar, held by PBT at Hotel Relax in Roznov. The event proved, yet again, to be a great success. It was the 25th of its kind and the largest ever, with 120 visitors from over 50 different companies from around the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, many with extremely senior positions within their organisations. The two days comprised of an interesting and comprehensive programme focusing on SMT…
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Mek celebrates 25 years in business

May 20, 2019
Mek celebrates 25 years in business

Mek (Marantz Electronics), is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Founded in Japan, we have thrived thanks to a relentless emphasis on quality and innovation. With a worldwide installed base of more than 8,000 Automated Optical Inspection machines, the company has a proven track record of delivering excellence in AOI around the globe. Well known for high quality Audio/Video products, Marantz, then part of the multinational technology company Philips, developed its first Automatic Optical Inspection…
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Two New Leadership Appointments to Take Company through Next Phase of Growth

November 21, 2018
Two New Leadership Appointments to Take Company through Next Phase of Growth

Mek (Marantz Electronics), has recently appointed two new people to form our next generation of leadership in the Americas region. Cleve Williams joins Mek as Product Manager and Rich Heimsch takes on a new consultancy role assisting in the ongoing development of sales strategy and tactics for the Americas. Both Rich and Cleve will assume their roles effective immediately. Cleve brings more than 18 years of experience to Mek with specialist experience in SMT Process…
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Jeroen Nagtzaam joins as new Operations & Logistics Manager

July 26, 2018
Jeroen Nagtzaam joins as new Operations & Logistics Manager

Jeroen Nagtzaam has recently joined us in the position of Operations & Logistics to help with continued company growth.  As part of the Mek team, based at the Mek Europe Tilburg headquarters, Jeroen will oversee the smooth delivery and logistics of Mek AOI and SPI systems and take a supportive role in sales activities and fulfilment.

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