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3D inspection of THT solder joints in the manufacturing process

New 3D camera module for THT components to be presented at productronica 2019

3D AOI is established in the SMD manufacturing for the detection of assembly faults. This inspection technology is also increasingly required for THT (Through-Hole-Technology) components that can be plugged through, since 3D information provides added value for quality assurance. The inline inspection system THT Line from GÖPEL electronic performs these inspection tasks quickly and cost-efficiently with a new 3D camera module. Thus it improves the quality assurance of electronic assemblies with THT and SMD components.

The THT-Line inspects THT and SMD components from the top. A new 3D camera module below the conveyor belt simultaneously and independently performs a 3D inspection of the THT solder joints and pins. This allows solder volume, solder flow and pin height to be precisely measured and defects reliably detected.

The assemblies can be fed into the system both with and without workpiece carriers. Thanks to a height-adjustable camera module, the THT Line allows a component clearance of up to 140 mm. With up to 8 angled view cameras, even concealed components and lateral markings can be reliably detected.

A special user benefit results from the enormous time saving during programming. With the MagicClick software tool, test programs are created and optimized fully automatically in the shortest possible time, without any library entries. The short time required for programming guarantees a return on investment of the THT Line even after a short period of use. The great customer specificity of the system is also reflected in the MES connection. This is guaranteed with the installation of the system. Standard interfaces such as ZVEI, iTAC, Aegis, SECS/GEM, GEP, CAM and most recently IPC CFX are supported. Nevertheless, the systems can also interact with customer-specific MES solutions. With its variable configuration and individual integration options, the THT Line is a particularly flexible and at the same time profitable inspection system, both for SMD and wired components.

The THT Line · 3D will be shown at productronica 2019 in Hall A1, Booth 235. 

Created by Matthias Müller | |   Inspection Solutions
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