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During productronica 2019, the I-Connect007 Editorial Team met with some of the industry's top executives, managers, and engineers.
In this video interview, Editor Nolan Johnson and Harald Eppinger, managing director at Koh Young Europe, discuss the company’s milestone of 16,000 installed systems, the Zenith Alpha, and market trends in AOI systems.
This year at productronica, Koh Young proudly introduced the True 3D AOI platform—Zenith Alpha. Leveraging its award-winning technologies, the Zenith Alpha fits myriad applications and manufacturers of all sizes. It incorporates a “smart and dynamic” feature set with AI-powered quality optimization True 3D technologies. This new system concentrates the technological insight 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.
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Excerpt—The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to... SMT Inspection: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond, Chapter 2
04/15/2021 | Brent Fischthal, Koh Young America
A limitation of many 3D optical inspection systems is the cycle time typically associated with processing millions of pixels to reconstruct a full 3D image using data captured from multiple channels. There should not be a compromise between 3D inspection and throughput. A successful inspection deployment should provide oversight for the process, not compromise, interrupt or slow that process.
Excerpt: The Printed Circuit Assembler’s Guide to... SMT Inspection: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond, Chapter 1
04/08/2021 | Brent Fischthal, Koh Young America
Today, optical inspection systems are the preferred solution for in-line quality control in the SMT industry. Systems such as solder paste inspection (SPI) or automated optical inspection (AOI) systems for pre- and post-reflow are almost standard in every production facility.
10/01/2020 | Real Time with...SMTAI
Andy Shaughnessy recently spoke with Dr. Bill Cardoso, CEO of Creative Electron, a provider of advanced X-ray inspection systems. Bill discusses some of the new technologies the company will demonstrate in their virtual booth at SMTAI, including a next-generation X-ray parts counter and a new software platform that offers better automation than ever. He also explains the company’s plan to migrate from automation to autonomous systems by using AI to help remove humans from the process.