3D AOI - automated optical inspection of PCBs

Inspection of SMD assemblies with Vario Line · 3D

AOI all-rounder Vario Line · 3D for the highest quality standards.

Vario Line combines the best in fault detection, customer specificity and economic viability using 3D measurement technology and 2D image capturing. Four angled-view cameras and the additional rotary drive allow shadow-free inspection and measurement from 360 angles. A new axis system based on linear actuators has also been integrated, which impress with outstanding dynamic features and highest positioning speeds.

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Your System - Spiegelbild Ihrer Wünsche

Your System - Mirror of your Needs

  • customer-specific inline integration with flexible interfaces (Hermes, Pulse etc.)
  • Longboard-AOI or AOI for inspection of continuous material
  • Integration of additional test procedures (e.g. electrical tests) in the AOI system
  • very high component clearance (e.g. for THT components)
  • Inspection of assemblies with and without workpiece carriers
  • double-sided THT inspection in one system
  • Initial sample inspection
  • Import and classification of defect data, also from external systems
  • Individual MES connection on delivery
  • 3D AOI system with manual loading


  • maximum fault detection
  • variable 360° inspection in 1° steps at constant resolution and definition
  • unique multispectral and multidimensional illumination
  • combined 2D/3D technologies

Industry 4.0 and MES

global data management and MES connection as well as central verification across several production lines with

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  • outstanding ease of use with the system software PILOT AOI
  • highest fault detection through different inspection methods as well as individually expandable inspection functions and library entries
  • maximum inspection reliability through verification of the inspection depth and monitoring of defect detection


The Camera Module 3D · ViewZ

  • area-wide 3D measurement
  • selectable 3D measurement, 2D inspection or 3D/2D combination
  • identical field of view of all technologies - without additional axis movements and offset
  • telecentric orthogonal lens
  • adapted focal plane for angled-view inspection


Fully automated generation and optimization of test programs for SMD assemblies

  • generates production-ready test program including component library in only a few minutes
  • PCB-specific layout is considered through import and automatic analysis of Gerber data
  • optimization of inspection parameters based on sample PCB and IPC standard
  • efficient use of AOI already for second PCB
  • up to 80% time savings for test program generation and optimization
  • guarantees return on investment in the shortest time

available in software PILOT AOI Version 6 for Vario Line · 3D with camera module 3D · ViewZ

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