Achieve zero defects with intelligent, in-line solutions

Omron's proven inspection systems and enhanced software tools help manufacturers move closer to zero-defect production.  With in-line, high-throughput and x-ray based solutions, Omron’s inspection machines can tackle a variety of PCB applications.

Omron provides a full range of SPI, AOI and AXI systems which are easy to use and offer fast inspection program generation.  These solutions meet the complete inspection needs of any SMT manufacturer by helping identify the root cause of a failure while ensuring that escapes and false calls are eliminated.

30 Years in Inspection Machines

Omron developed the first color-highlighting based AOI machine on the market in 1987.

Color and 3D AOI Analysis

Patented 3D-SJI technology utilizes both color highlighting and 3D techniques for the most robust inspection solution.

Complete 3D X-Ray Inspection

In-line CT AXI system captures the complete volume of every solder joint

Advanced AOI inspection solutions from a trusted industry pioneer

How do Omron’s innovations in AOI, AXI, and 3D SPI help you not simply identify defects, but actually prevent them from occurring in the first place? Watch this video to get a closer look at our integrated, intelligent, and interactive solutions that help you improve print quality, balance capability with speed, and maintain confidence in the quality of your product going out the door.

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Why is AOI critical?

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is a fast and effective way to measure and classify every solder joint in a PCB assembly line.

Through rule-based inspection criteria, Omron’s AOI machines automatically analyze each solder joint and measure their characteristics against IPC standards.  Additionally, every measurement is saved and tracked with Omron’s process control software which helps users spot potential production trends and eliminate defects.

Why do I need SPI?

While AOI is capable of pinpointing defects that occur after components have been placed, Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) is the only means of ensuring that the paste is properly deposited.

SPI measures the amount and location of the solder at each pad and can report potential issues.  The SPI machine is also able to act as a feedback loop and provide real-time adjustment data back to the printer to perform subtle stencil alignments automatically.

Simply put, SPI has the ability to reduce the most amount of potential scrap by spotting potential solder issues before they ever happen.

The advantages of CT X-ray

A 3D CT X-Ray system captures a complete volumetric image of every solder joint allowing for unparalleled inspection capability.

Unlike traditional 2D methods, this approach removes any interference from components above, below or nearby ensuring hundreds of high-quality cross-section images.

The Omron CT X-Ray inspection system also measures each solder joint automatically, providing a systematic approach with extremely repeatable results.

How Omron stands out

Omron has over 30 years of experience as it was the first company to introduce the color-highlighting method to the automated I\inspection Industry.

The latest generation of Omron machines utilizes multiple inspection techniques producing results of the highest quality. Omron’s inspection solutions also offer completely offline programming, allowing for minimal production downtime as new programs are created.

Each machine is also connected to the same intelligent process control system which, operators and engineers can use to monitor real-time production quality and prevent process deviations.

Community college students get access to SMT line

Lorain County Community College needed to provide its students with hands-on practice for its new microelectronics manufacturing degree program. Omron helped LCCC build a fully functional SMT line by contributing solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection equipment.

A detailed look at developing high speed systems to overcome PCB inspection challenges

For continuous imaging technology, highly accurate positioning control and high-speed image sensing are required. With this technology, the VT-X750 caused take time to improve by more than double in comparison with the conventional machine, enabled low-radiation inspection, and created the industry’s first in-line, full surface inspection system. Built upon a new platform, the Omron AXI (automated X-ray inspection) system makes inspection safer and more comprehensive while continuing to evolve with the times.

The 3D-SJI Philosophy

See how Omron is raising the standard for solder joint inspection, helping customers ensure the viability of printed circuit boards by checking that surface-mount solder joints are all properly formed.

The impact of smart factory solutions on PCB manufacturing

Advancements in technology continue to shape our way of living. More and more of the services and products that humans use each day are driven by printed surface boards (PCBS). Automobiles which were once largely powered by mechanical systems, now feature multiple electric motors, auto-assisted parking, lane departure, driving assistance, and sophisticated routines which charge hybrid batteries as brakes are applied. Like countless other devices, these applications require high quality PCBs to operate and any malfunction could seriously compromise the user’s safety.

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