At Mek (Marantz Electronics) we are an industry leader in Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions. With over 7000 AOI machines in use worldwide, our 24-bit imaging technology is driving powerful process control and maximum production yield for Mek electronics assembly and microelectronics customers everywhere.
Here at Mek (Marantz Electronics), we developed our first AOI inspection machine in 1994 for use in our own factories. Proving to be an extremely successful method of component inspection, placement and soldering in PCB assemblies, we launched our first generation AOI system, iSpector, in 1996. Since this time our range has expanded significantly, characterised by breakthrough desktop AOI, inline AOI and Full 3D systems.
In late 2009, we pioneered the industry’s first 5D post-print solder paste inspection (SPI) technology. Enabling our customers to intercept the myriad of end of line defects that can be traced back to printing errors, our SPI system, PowerSpector, substantially reduces rework costs while boosting yield and ROI. It’s a major inspection breakthrough, and it won’t be our last!