Saki Incorporates 3D AOI, SPI Systems into Fuji America's Smart Factory Line


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Saki Corp. has partnered with Fuji America to incorporate its 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) and 3D solder paste inspection (SPI) systems into Fuji's Smart Factory SMT line at its Vernon Hills, Illinois facility. Saki's inspection and measurement systems will be used to ensure that the printed circuit boards produced at Fuji adhere to the highest standards of quality and reliability.

"Saki has been on the forefront of innovation for over 20 years, and their inspection systems have played a vital role in the assembly process," said Scott Wischoffer, marketing manager at Fuji America. "As the industry has moved towards the Smart Factory Model and Industry 4.0, our industry partner companies have collaborated to produce an efficient assembly process that will benefit our customers and their customers as well. We are proud to have Saki as part of this Fuji Smart Factory Family."

Saki's BF-3Di AOI system precisely inspects and measures the height of all devices on a printed circuit board and detects defects such as lifted leads, tombstones, reverses, and height variations at high speeds and cycle times. Saki's 3D BF-3Si SPI system is one of the world's fastest 2-projector solder paste inspection systems available. Its Phase Measurement Profilometry with Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology ensures high repeatability of inspection results.

Saki is part of Fuji Machine Manufacturing's Smart Factory with Nexim initiative that standardizes the communication protocol between Saki's SPI and AOI machines and Fuji's component placement machines to create a manufacturing line that extends beyond the boundaries of corporations. This significantly contributes to the production of high quality products and results in a more highly efficient process.

"Saki is pleased to have its AOI and SPI machines installed in the Fuji America Technical Center," said Satoshi Otake, general manager of SAKI America. "It gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the performance and accuracy of our equipment and how it works with Fuji's systems." 

About Saki Corp.

Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automatic recognition through robotic vision technology, applying ground-breaking image processing tools to solve inspection problems associated with printed circuit board assembly. Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan with offices and sales and support centers around the world. Saki has Quality Management System JIS Q 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2008 certifications.

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