AOI/SPI designer and manufacturer Mek (Marantz Electronics) recently completed a User Group Seminar in Centurion, Pretoria for a receptive group of electronics manufacturers from the region.
The two day seminar was hosted by Mecalc, who designs, develops and manufactures advanced acquisition and control systems used to optimize noise, vibration and structural integrity; factors critical to the automotive and aerospace industries. Delegates from seven additional companies were also in attendance.
The agenda included detailed updates and hands-on demonstrations of the latest of Mek AOI hardware and software, including automatic inspection by angular cameras and the latest Stamp database. Passive components, LED polarity checks, solder ball detection, OCR and length measurement were among the multitude of new and improved functions that were covered during the two day course.
“We were very pleased with both the turnout and the level of attendee engagement throughout the presentations,” commented Mek’s technical director for the event, Jeremy Saise. “The product line has advanced rapidly and this was an excellent opportunity to assist our customers to achieve maximum productivity with the equipment that they’ve purchased.”
Since 1994, Mek has been delivering commercial AOI systems throughout the global electronics industry, and has a current installed base of over 5000 machines (8000 as of 2021).More recently, the company launched its highly innovative SpectorBOX bottom-up modular AOI that has been specially engineered for the unique process and board handling requirements associated with wave and selective soldering applications.