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Mek to showcase new 18-Camera Simultaneous Top/Bottom AOI and new GTAz Range for the Perfect Combination of 3D and 2D Inspection at Apex 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017

AOI at ApexAt the forthcoming IPC Apex Expo in San Diego on booth #1211, Mek (Marantz Electronics), will showcase its newest and most advanced optical head available on the company’s PowerSpector and SpectorBOX range of AOI machines including a combined Top/Bottom version.

The GTAz delivers true Stereoscopic imaging using its 9 high speed (90 Fps) CameraLink cameras operating in full 24 bit colour. This new generation optical head precludes the need for external capture cards. Full colour 3D enables the user to actually see the side of components rather than extruded 2D images from single camera systems. The result is a perfect combination of the 2D fast programming advantages and 3D features such as verification of body height, tilt and coplanarity, pin height and solder meniscus profile analysis in addition to component presence/absence, polarity, value, angle, offset, colour, extra part detection, solder ball detection and short detection.

Unique stereoscopic 3D imaging is achieved utilizing the full 9 cameras of the GTAz. In the case of chips, for example, the height measurement of chip capacitors in combination with colour analysis produces a more reliable inspection of the chip capacitors value.

Line Sourced DOAL (Direct On Axis Lighting) coaxial lighting with high resolution Telecentric Optics enables the inspection of solder joints without shadow effects from tall components nearby, as well as accurate inspection model building.  Omnidirectional multi angle, multi color LED lighting provides optimal illumination regardless of component direction.

Mek’s flagship PowerSpector AOI  featuring the GTAz head stands out in situations where production quality is the top priority. The PowerSpector series is available in Desktop, Inline and Dual Inline AOI in an 18 camera, top/bottom configuration for simultaneous inspection. Simultaneous Top/Bottom inspection delivers a huge efficiency and speed boost in both inline and island configurations.

The SpectorBOX GTAz modular AOI can be used for bottom up/top down inspection of THT solder joints and the detection of solder bridges and solder balls. Component clearance over 5”,  a 3” Z-Axis and 9 cameras per module allow for maximum THT versatility.

Also on display will be the Mek iSpector, a desktop AOI solution with exceptional defect coverage.  The iSpector is an entry level machine for manufacturers requiring high-quality AOI with a low price tag. Providing a rapid, repeatable inspection process at an affordable cost, it’s a plug-and-play installation with iMentor online training and is exceptionally easy-to-program.

The Mek team will be on hand to host live demonstrations of unique AOI capability across a very wide range of applications and budgets.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our booth #1211. Find out more at www.marantz-electronics.com

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