Automated Optical Inspection
Automated Optical Inspection- Machines specific to the inspection of SMT and through-hole technology are used to check component values, placement characteristics, polarities, damage, and solder fillets. These machines use multi camera heads for inspecting components from the top looking down as well sideways from each quadrant. AOI provides a high level of confidence that every PCB is built correctly and consistently. These high speed machines are designed to spot problems on PCBs that are not visible without magnification and allow for the repair of the PCB before further processing as well as providing feedback to the SMT line for process optimization.