Innovative Korean Company on Top at Altus


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Leading 3D measurement-based inspection equipment provider, Koh Young, reported impressive growth in 2018 with new facilities, technology and the placement of its 13,000th inspection system installed in Germany. This success has filtered through to Altus, a leading distributor of the Korean company’s capital equipment in the UK and Ireland.

Koh Young’s impressive milestone of installing its 13,000th inspection system, Zenith 2 AOI, and its growth last year reflects that of Altus. Andrew Wolfe, Altus’ Sales Support Manager explains; “Koh Young had a very successful year with their range of equipment and Altus also shared in this as we received unprecedented enquiries for the products.

“Last year Altus supplied 30 Koh Young systems bringing our installed base to an impressive 140 AOI and SPI systems in total. Koh Young Zenith 3D AOI has really caught people’s imagination due to its extraordinary technological ability and innovative software. Based on their technology ‘Zenith’, it measures the true profilometric shape of components, solder joints, patterns and even foreign material on assembled PCBs with patented 3-dimensional measurement, overcoming the shortcomings and vulnerabilities of traditional 2D AOI.

“Koh Young has incorporated KSMART software into the Zenith system. This software incorporates an ‘Intelligent Platform’ ensuring the highest level of connectivity for all the inspection stations, enhancing overall automation capability. It is innovations like this that are making Koh Young stand out and helping to achieve impressive sales results.”

The KSMART Solution is entirely modular and offers maximum production efficiency and control for advanced electronics manufacturing. With miniaturisation on the increase, and more complex products being designed, flexibility and increased standards for equipment that must communicate in real time are important. KSMART comprises an easy-to-use toolbox designed to meet these challenges. It enables real-time analysis of defects, beginning with simply providing true 3D inspection data obtained from Koh Young's 3D inspection systems. This data is essential for finding root causes of defects and achieving process optimisation.

About Altus Group Ltd

Altus Group was formed in 2001 to support the UK and Irish market for Surface Mount Technology, capital equipment for every process, peripheral equipment, spares and consumables and most importantly excellent service support.

The Altus Group product line has evolved over the years with carefully selected suppliers who offer ‘best in class’ products at cost effective prices, from world leading brands.

The Altus Team has a network of highly skilled technical sales specialists, applications and service engineers, providing local support across the UK and Ireland.

In 2005 sister company Danutek was formed with offices in Hungary and Romania to service the needs of local customers and multi-national companies with manufacturing facilities in the Central and Eastern European marketplace.

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