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Nordson YESTECH BX Chosen by Mer-Mar
Benchtop AOI system.
Carlsbad, CA — Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has been selected by Mer-Mar, Inc., a full-service contract electronics manufacturer, as its AOI supplier. Nordson YESTECH's BX benchtop AOI will be used for automated inspection of printed circuit boards at Mer-Mar's 22,000-ft.2 facility, located in Hesperia, California.

Nordson YESTECH was selected after an extensive evaluation of various AOI systems. Mer-Mar, Inc. has been a premier contract manufacturer for over 35 years, specializing in high reliability applications, including medical electronics, first responder, industrial and aerospace assemblies.

Over the years, they have evaluated many AOI systems but were unimpressed. They had maintained a long-standing reputation for extremely low rejection rates, and approached AOI with skepticism. They realized however, as boards became increasingly more complex and dense, that AOI would be necessary to maintaining their quality excellence. As a contract manufacturer who runs hundreds of part numbers, they found programming times on systems they evaluated were nearly as time consuming as visual inspection.

When evaluating the BX benchtop AOI, Mer-Mar found that it delivered not only the accuracy and reliability they demanded, but was also easy to use and program, which was a paramount consideration. Nordson YESTECH also provided the company with meticulous training and customer service.

According to the company, the BX benchtop's advanced 5 megapixel color camera imaging technology provides fast and accurate PCB inspection with exceptional defect coverage. The system inspects solder joints and verifies correct part assembly enabling users to improve quality and increase throughput. The optional four side viewing cameras add even more inspection capabilities found only on in-line systems. The BX benchtop AOI delivers a complete inspection solution, providing advanced automated inspection of: solder defects, lead defects, component presence and position, correct part/polarity, through-hole parts, and paste.

Programming the BX is fast and intuitive. Operators typically take less than 1 hour to create a complete inspection program including solder inspection. The BX utilizes a standard package library to simplify training and ensure program portability across manufacturing lines. Programs created with the BX are also compatible with the company's complete line of AOI systems. The BX is equally effective for paste, pre-and post-reflow and even final assembly inspection. Remote programming maximizes machine utilization and real-time SPC monitoring provides a valuable yield enhancement solution for any application.

Contact: Nordson YESTECH, 2762 Loker Avenue West, Carlsbad, CA 92010 760-918-8471 fax: 760-918-8472 Web:

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