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. Continue reading →
Mek has appointed Minneapolis based EMSi as a US sales representative for its AOI and SPI systems. EMSi’s territory is Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. The appointment follows the opening of our direct sales, marketing and applications engineering operations in the Americas, Mek Americas LLC, in March 2014.
Inline Bottom side PCB Inspection with up to 9 cameras, configurable to simultaneous Top & Bottom PCB inspection with up to 18 cameras addresses growing new needs in electronic assembly.
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.
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. Continue reading →
It’s a busy time of year as another Productronica approaches. The show in Munich, Germany takes place next week and here at Mek we look forward tomeeting existing customers as well as plenty of new ones and to introducing them to our brand new range of AOI equipment with the FDAz head.
The PowerSpector FDAz is designed for solder quality inspection and engineered for the reliable inspection of everything related to solder; Excess, insufficient, missing. Shorts and lifted leads of SOT, SO, QFP, THTs and chips. It inspects SMT component bodies for presence/absence, type, polarity, offset.