Koh Young Announces Sale of 1000th 3D AOI System


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Koh Young Technology announces the delivery of their 1000th 3D in-line Inspection AOI system, a Zenith model; the system was sold to Mando-Hella Electronics Corp. (MHE), located in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea. Mando-Hella is recognized as leading the trend in advanced electronic technology in the Korean automotive market.

In making the announcement, Dr. Kwangill Koh, CEO of Koh Young, said “The delivery of our 1000th in-line AOI system is a significant milestone for Koh Young Technology since we’ve started introducing 3D AOI from 2010. We are honored to have Mando-Hella Electronics deploy our Zenith systems to optimize their electronics manufacturing process. My thanks go out to the entire Koh Young family whose dedication, perseverance, and commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction have made this possible.”

In announcing their purchase, Keon Lee, Plant Manager of Mando-Hella Electronic in Korea, said, “We chose the Koh Young Zenith 3D AOI to increase product quality by using quantitative 3D measurement to overcome the shortcomings of 2D AOI technology. We are implementing Smart Factory setup configuration, helped in part by Koh Young’s KSMART Remote Monitoring System (RMS), part of our Industry 4.0 realization. We also expect ongoing process improvement through the integration of closed loop process control between our Koh Young SPI systems and our Mounters.”

MHE was the first company to introduce various state-of-the-art electronic products into the Korean market, including digital type torque and angle sensors, POWER Pack, a core control unit of electronic power steering systems (EPS), and radar, the brain of advanced driver assistance systems (DAS).

The Koh Young Zenith 3D AOI system 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. Zenith uses 2D and 3D information for better visualization of the components and solder joints. This ability allows a true comparison with the IPC-A-610 standard for inspection. Thus, the acceptability of the solder joint is without question. Zenith is the first true 3D AOI system ever developed.

Agile Process Management is enabled with Koh Young Technology’s KSMART Remote Monitoring System (RMS), a portal to Industry 4.0 realization. KSMART RMS shares crucial Information such as yield data, machine condition, and defect data from different SPI and AOI systems to one location. Fewer engineers and operators are required for real-time multi-line management, which is now easier and centralized for higher productivity. Process status and analysis from individual production lines can also be managed from a remote location.

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