Koh Young Expands its True 3D AOI Solutions with New Zenith Alpha


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Zenith Alpha.pngKoh Young America proudly introduces its latest True 3D automated optical inspection (AOI) platform—the Zenith Alpha. Driven by the increasing need to inspect and measure densely populated boards at faster speeds, Koh Young leveraged its award-winning and proven technologies to deliver a new solution. The Zenith Alpha is suitable for myriad manufacturers, including smaller companies just realizing how 3D measurement can improve the board assembly process yield.

Koh Young introduced the world’s first True 3D measurement technology over 17 years ago. Since then, Koh Young has become the de facto standard for electronics inspection with well over 15,000 installations so far. “Clearly, the industry recognizes how our AI-powered algorithms can accurately detect potential defects like bridging, insufficient solder, pad overhang, or missing components,” said Juan Arango, Managing Director at Koh Young America. “We are excited to see our product portfolio expand with the Zenith Alpha. Now, even more manufacturers can reduce false calls and eliminate escapes.” By combining our mechatronic designs and advanced algorithms with proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep machine learning developments, the Zenith Alpha delivers best-in-class accuracy and performance that conquers electronics inspection challenges.

The Zenith Alpha incorporates a “Smart and Dynamic” feature set, plus quality optimization technologies stemming from the True 3D AOI expertise at Koh Young. Consequently, the Zenith Alpha benefits from proven technologies from the industry leader. The machine has concentrated that technological insight into a smartfactory solution to increase process performance and reduce line downtime. At the same time, its inherent True 3D inspection capabilities help manufacturers methodically collect, analyze, and manage data in real-time to dynamically formulate a multifaced view of the assembly process. In turn, releasing optimized results that will transform the manufacturing floor into a smart factory with higher production yields.

The Zenith Alpha provides reliable 3D measurement and supports the latest factory optimization solution from Koh Young called KSMART. This software suite integrates process management by linking the SPI and AOI to production results. The manufacturer can verify line efficiency with actual real-time data to capture user-relevant production metrics. In addition, Koh Young Auto Programming (KAP) automatically creates inspection programs about 70 percent faster than before. KAP is based on the internally-developed Koh Young AI software to deliver real value to the manufacturer, especially for new product builds. To learn more about Koh Young, visit its website at www.KohYoung.com. Alternatively, visit Koh Young at i4.0 Connect Forum in Fremont, CA (www.i40connectforum.com). The new Zenith Alpha will be regionally unveiled at SMTA Guadalajara in booth 227 (www.SMTA.org/expos/#guadalajara), and then at Productronica in Hall A2 Booths 377 and 361 (www.productronica.com).

About Koh Young Technology Inc.

Koh Young, the leading 3D measurement-based inspection equipment and solutions provider, performs an essential role for quality control and process optimization across a growing set of industries including printed circuit board assembly, machining and assembly process manufacturing, semiconductor manufacturing, and medical. Beyond its headquarters in Seoul, Koh Young has sales and support offices in Germany, Japan, Singapore, China, Mexico, and the U.S. to ensure a close relationship with its growing customers, while supplying access to a global network of inspection and measurement experts.

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