Emerging trends in printed circuit board assembly, in particular high power automotive electronics, present an increasing requirement for automated inspection of THT. Rework is increasingly forbidden, pressurising selective and wave soldering yields, and making AOI the solution of choice.
Equipment and factory production configurations for wave and selective soldering are quite different than the familiar flow lines with SMEMA standardised interfaces common to convection reflow. This makes it difficult to apply conventional AOI systems in a cost and space effective manner.
Inspection from the bottom up is fundamental to the solution.
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