A 3D automatic inspection system with artificial intelligence creates the means for more consistent inspection of PCBs through machine learning.
The ISO-Spector M1A is the new flagship full 3D Automatic Optical Inspection (AOI) system from Mek (Marantz-Electronics). The new product features the electronics industry’s highest hardware specifications and introduces an exceptionally convenient fast automatic programming method while achieving production ready inspection results with very short cycle times.
The ISO-Spector M1A has a massive field of view (FoV) of 69 x 69mm (2.72” x 2.72”) and the industry’s largest 25 megapixel camera with advanced lens optics. Multiple Moiré fringe projections enable high precision, shadow free measurement of heights up to 25 mm as well as 4 fully programmable side view high-res cameras able to actively inspect J- leads and other devices invisible to top side imagers.
The programming of the ISO-Spector M1A is exceptionally easy and programmer-independent. The artificial intelligence reduces the human element involved in the programming meaning that the inspection results are the same whether programmed by a beginner or by an expert. The AI learns the production process values of assembled and reflowed PCB’s and then recognises defects based on hundreds of preset parameters. This is particularly significant in the inspection of solder joints, which are typically the most difficult and time consuming to program in AOI’s.
The large FoV combined with an industrial grade computer ensure short cycle times even when fully utilised including foreign material detection across the complete printed circuit board area.
Offline programming is possible. The ISO-Spector integrates fully with Industry 4.0 specifications via the FIBER system for classification, repair, traceability and SPC.