Solder paste printing quality is becoming more important, because electronic products is becoming preciser, and components is becoming smaller. Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) is a key inspection equipment to control the solder paste printing quality in SMT.
SPI can inspect the solder paste, such as volume, area, height, XY offset, shape, bridge, etc. on PCB. The principle of optics and the triangulation calculation the core technologies in solder paste inspection. Nowadays, SPI has the powerful SPC process control software. SPC can effectively ensure good solder paste printing quality, greatly reduce the possibility of defective rate of finished products.
There are many manufacturers provide solder paste inspection (SPI). But, there are few article list them. Thus, we introduces top 10 SPI manufacturers around the world. In a word, they are are Omron, CyberOptics, Viscom, VCTA, Vi TECHNOLOGY, Orbotech, Kohyoung, TRI, Saki, and SEHO Systems GmbH.
Omron corporation ,Japanese LTD. The main business of Omron is providing industrial automation systems and services. It introduced the first automatic optical inspection machine for PCB inspection in 1987, and has grown into a very successful and important branch of omron’s global business. Thus, Omron has been in a leading position in the manufacturers of solder paste inspection, and market share continues to increase.
CyberOptics is a global leading developer and manufacturer of high-precision solder paste inspection based in Minneapolis. The CYBEROPTICS sensor is used for general purpose measurement and 3d scanning, and surface mount technology (SMT) and semiconductor markets have significantly increased production and productivity. With its leading technology and corporate strategy, CYBEROPTICS has established itself as a global leader in high-precision 3d sensors, and has further increased its penetration in key vertical markets.
Viscom company headquarters and production site in Hanover, Germany. Founded in 1984. Viscom was listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange in 2006. With a wide network of branches, application centers, service support points and via Point of sale, Viscom is able to go global. To our knowledge, Viscom develops, manufactures and sells high-performance, industrial-scale automated testing systems. The products cover a range of products in the field of automatic optical and automatic X-ray detection. It is one of the leading suppliers of 3-d solder paste detection, component mounting and solder joint detection equipment in the printed circuit board assembly market.
Since its establishment in 1996, VCTA has designed and made China’s first 3D SPI. Then, VCTA has occupied the No.1 market share of automatic optical inspection and SPI inspection in China for many years. In addition, it has an independent research and development base in silicon valley(USA) and has mature optical detection technology. For the field of 3D measurement and 3D optical detection, it detect various defects in SMT process by AOI/SPI. With its reliable quality and cost advantage in recent years, . VCTA has set up a wide range of branches in North America, Europe, southeast Asia. Therefore, the global market share continues to increase.
5. Vi TECHNOLOGY
Vi TECHNOLOGY is a Sweden company. As the innovative solutions provider for automated optical inspection, serve industry leaders for PCB assembly, operating in the most demanding markets (Automotive, Aeronautics & Space, Defense, Industrial…). It provides Solder Paste Inspection (SPI), Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems and associated software solutions enabling partners to set new quality standards for their manufacturing process.
Treasure technology (Orbotech) is a company located in Israel, the maldives (Yavne) of science and technology enterprises, was founded in 1981. Now, it provides automatic repair equipment, Laser direct imaging production system as well as the automatic optical inspection, Help high-tech electronics manufacturing enterprises to improve product rate. Orbotech’s products specifically used for printed circuit boards, Flat panel display, encapsulation, the advanced microelectronics mechanical systems and other electronic components manufacturers. So, after more than 30 years of development, Orbotech has become the world’s largest leader in advanced precision manufacturing solutions.
Kohyoung is also famous south Korean electronics manufacturing company, which established in March 2002. It is a Measurement-based inspection equipment and solutions provider. It has world-famouse and high-performance 3D Solder Paste Inspection with Intelligent Platform.
TRI is from Taiwan, China, which currently has a majority market share of solder paste inspection in Taiwan. Many of its products have Symbol of Excellence nessuah brokerage Award. TRI has gained recognition and acceptance from major international brands and other world – class companies. As a result, TRI has more than 700 employees and has established offices in the USA, Malaysia, Mainland China, Germany, Japan and Korea. Similarly, it also has distributors in over 30 countries.
Since its inception in 1994, Saki has led the way in the development of automated recognition through robotic vision technology. Saki’s 3D automated solder paste, optical, And X-ray inspection systems (SPI, AOI, AXI). Furthermore, SaKi has been recognized to provide the stable platform and advanced data capture mechanisms necessary for true M2M communication, improving production. Finally, Saki Corporation has headquarters in Tokyo, Japan with offices, sales, and support centers around the world. Thus, the business of Saki grow quickly.
10. SEHO Systems GmbH
SEHO systems is a another leading manufacturer of complete solutions for soldering processes. But, that is the only manufacturer worldwide that provides innovative systems for all Fields of automated soldering the processes, integrated solutions for automated optical solder to be inspection. Hence, they are designed to happens profitability in your production.
In summary, Omron, CyberOptics, Viscom, VCTA, Vi TECHNOLOGY, Orbotech, Kohyoung, TRI, Saki, and SEHO Systems GmbH are top ten manufacturers of Solder Paste Inspection.
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