Mek (Marantz Business Electronics), has recently announced the installation of its tenth and eleventh AOI system at RH Technologies. The Israel headquartered EMS provider recently commissioned two new PowerSpector FDAz in-line AOI systems, complementing the existing 9 Mek systems.
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.
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.