Mek ISO-Spector is an AOI system of ‘true measurement’ for the full across the board inspection of components and solder joints. Continue reading
Recent new additions to our ground breaking SpectorBOX AOI system include a massive 5 inch camera clearance that enables complete single pass inspection of virtually any assembly. Continue reading
We’ve recently installed a fourth Mek AOI system at Projects Concern Manufacturing. The Johannesburg based EMS provider commissioned an iSpector HDL with Mek statistical control software including CS Center, Repair and Analyser. The system complements their existing 3 Mek systems. Continue reading
The deployment of AOI technology for THT inspection has historically been restricted by a number of factors. These include the physical configuration of most wave and selective soldering lines, which do not lend themselves to conventionally designed AOI machines that are now popular in SMT flow lines. Product is processed in pallets moving on a continuous drive with automatic return on which the inspection must take place.
Emerging trends in printed circuit board assembly, in particular high power automotive electronics, present an increasing requirement for automated inspection of THT. Rework is increasingly forbidden, pressurizing selective and wave soldering yields, and making AOI the solution of choice.
Mek ( Marantz Electronics Ltd), has installed an iSpector AOI system within PKC Group in Finland. In association with Mek partner, SMT House, the manufacturer recently commissioned an iSpector HDL350 at its Raahe site in Finland.
PKC designs and manufactures electrical distribution systems, wire & cables, wiring components and electronics predominantly for the commercial vehicle, automotive and electronics industries. With 19,759 employees globally the Group’s net sales amounted to EUR 928.2 million in 2012. The Electronics division, headquartered in Raahe, offers flexible prototype and customised low volume, high mix production services.