NOTE invest in new 3D AOI technology at UK operations
The UK subsidiary of Swedish EMS provider NOTE has recently invested in a new Zenith Alpha HS+ automated optical inspection system from Koh Young ,
The investment was made as a continuation of NOTE Windsor's investment in process improvement. With the new AOI, the company will be able to utilise enhanced 3D measurement capabilities.
Using AI technology the system utilises five projectors to provide true measurement up to 25mm high of the profile and shape of components and solder joints to IPC-610 standards, overcoming the limitation of 2D AOI systems which are often prone to false calls, the company explains in a update on their website.
The new system will be installed at NOTE Windsor as a dedicated line with automated board handling. The system also delivers automated fault logging to an offline inspection/repair station.
“We see this investment as an essential part of our business to position ourselves ready for the technologies that the future has in store for us and to ensure we have the capability support our customer manufacturing needs”, said Karen Heath, MD, in the update.