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Automated Optical Inspection (AOI/AXI)

OptiCon SmartLine

OptiCon SmartLine

Desktop AOI System for efficient Inspection of Small Batches

The compact design enables space-saving utilization at various places within the production process.

The optical inspection quality is ensured by the unique multispectral illumination and integrated reference data base.

According to a repeatedly conducted customer survey, 98% of our customers gladly recommend the AOI products of GOEPEL electronic.

Component inspection with visible light and with infrared illumination
Component inspection with visible light and with infrared illumination
Effect of illumination variants on a SMD component
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Unique Illumination from Infrared to Ultraviolet

PCBs must be illuminated to shed light on the dark interior of an AOI system. You may select between many illumination options and variants to show and improve contrasts.
Wrongly soldered components can be clearly detected, i.e. image evaluation is getting more simple and precise.

The illumination colours in the OptiCon systems can be freely selected from infrared to ultraviolet. It is also possible to control light intensity and directions. The many light variants enable the visibility also of low-contrast components, polarity marks, differences in material and pollutions.

Program Optimization by means of statistically recorded Inspection Data

As factors of the daily production process, variations in the production process and component changes cannot be avoided. The software in our AOI systems provides high-performance functionalities to solve these problems efficiently.

The statistical evaluation of the single measured data enables comfortable definition of tolerances. Additionally, the integrated reference data base guarantees a stable inspection quality.

Company-specific production integration

This AOI system can be individually integrated into your process of PCB assembly. The various error output varieties per screen, label or test protocol are suited for many PCBs production methods.

Furthermore, there are several options for fault display, classification and verification. The system can be utilized as an independent offline repair station.

The system stores the inspection results of the produced PCBs in a particular data base. Unrestricted traceability for statistical fault analysis is also guaranteed.

Keyboard for comfortable fault analysis at the repair station
Keyboard for comfortable fault analysis at the repair station
Repair station software
Repair station software
Statistics module
Statistics module

Traceability – more than just a buzzword

GOEPEL electronic offers many further steps for selecting, sorting and processing. There are also several varieties of serial number detection. Therefore, produced and inspected PCBs are traceable without restriction. All results are stored in the system-specific data base and can be reused. In particular, the SPC module for statistical fault analysis is a helpful tool to identify fault types and their origin in the production process.

The new software version provides additional interfaces for connection to quality, factory and traceability systems compliant with ZVEI standard or customer-specific communication versions.

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OptiCon PILOT – a well-balanced Software Concept


Software concept
Software concept

The OptiCon PILOT software provides powerful functions for component recognition, solder joint and short inspection, OCR, colour verification as well as solder paste inspection.

In addition to the intelligent component recognition based on automated characteristic extraction from real images, the solder joint quality is determined by a complex grey value analysis using a range of illumination types.


Reference database

The integrated reference database guarantees safe and documented fault detection at optimised false call rate. It enables the storage of previously detected faults and their verification after test program modifications. In case of inconsistent results after a program check, all corresponding parameters will be displayed. Likewise, the reference database serves as storage for PASS examples to ensure the stability of optimised test programs.


Inspection Parameters

Orthogonal top inspection
Image capturing technology up to 12 megapixels, 24 bit colour depth
Lens telecentric
Resolution up to 10,5 μm
Illumination multispectral, multi-directional
Handling time minimised by quick-clamping
Inspection speed up to 25 cm²/s
PCB size up to 400 mm x 390 mm
Max. PCB weight 5 kg
PCB clearance top side up to 65 mm
PCB clearance bottom side up to 100 mm
Smallest inspectable component 01005 / Pitch 0.3

System Specifications

Power requirements 230 V AC / 1 kVA
Dimensions (w x d x h) 1,000 mm x 790 mm x 597 mm
Weight ca. 200 kg
GOEPEL electronics Ltd., Unit 1A, The Old Granary, Westwick, Cambridge, CB24 3AR
Phone +44-1223-858298, Fax +44-1223-257800,