MAINE ―November 2012 ― VisionMaster, Inc., a leading manufacturer of
advanced 3-D solder paste inspection (SPI) and measurement equipment,
introduces A500, the best benchtop SPI system in world. Fully automatic,
the system is set-and-forget SPI for monitoring and tweaking your
solder paste printing process.
The A500 is unbelievably
easy-to-use. Simply open a Gerber file and select the components that
need to be measured by dragging the mouse. With a single click, the
system takes over, automatically finding fiducials, identifying pads and
filing away height and volume data for each pad. Color-coded pads on
the Gerber data show pads outside the thresholds in real-time.
Historical data for the board is available at your fingertips by sliding
a simple bar back-and-forth. By zooming into the Gerber data, users can
swoop into 3-D views of the pads. Data is presented in intuitive
“exploding” charts for SPC. SPI data presentation does not get any more
With measurement speeds up to 17 cm²/sec, a typical
board can be 100 percent inspected in less than 30 seconds. This speed
is achieved with an amazingly high lateral resolution and accuracy.
A500 is completely plug-and-play with any Windows™ 7 computer that has a
Gigabit Ethernet port. The A500 is low maintenance and is designed to
provide years of trouble-free usage. The sensor and mounting components
are machined from aircraft grade aluminum. To ensure consistent high
quality, more than 95 percent of sensor and power supply components are
sourced within the United States, and the motion system is sourced from
State-of-the-art XY motion allows totally automatic and
seamless scanning of PCB panels up to 300 x 300 mm. The Z-axis motion
allows for auto-focus of the sensor and board warpage compensation. The
A500X uses a laser stripe that keeps the board in focus in real-time
independent of the 3-D data acquisition.
As with all other
VisionMaster equipment, the A500 uses advanced white light and infra-red
structured light scanning to build height data for every pixel in the
view. Long life, solid-state LEDs are used for projection and background
lighting. Advanced CMOS image sensors are immune to electrical analog
noise, resulting in very repeatable measurements. Gigabit connectivity
means fast, reliable and easy connection to the PC.
VisionMaster, are proud to introduce our game-changing fully automatic
A500 systems. VisionMaster has the best price:performance ratio in SPI.
The awesome A500 starts at an awesomely low $28,999. Contact us to find
out how VisionMaster can solve your inspection problems today,” said
Allegra McNeally, Vice President, VisionMaster.
For more information, visit www.visionmasterinc.com.