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Publication Date: 10/1/2009
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Marantz Launches Automated Inspection Island
In-line "island" inspection system.
Eindhoven, Netherlands — Marantz Business Electronics has unveiled a new Inspection Island that is specially configured to save manufacturers time, cost and complexity. Working in partnership with Nutek, the company has pioneered fully automatic offline inspection operation. The new product offers completely automated PCB handling.

Available on new as well as existing iSpector models, the automated handling technology is a suitable partner for this popular AOI platform. Equipped to serve multiple lines, the Inspection Island eliminates the need for operators to load and unload PCBs. Fully compatible with the company's Catch process control system, the island also eliminates the need for operators to classify inspection results on the machine, since the repair and traceability software allows post-processing of defects. Maximizing flexibility even further, users can choose classification on the fly through manual intervention.

The compatible iSpector 350 and 650 AOI system models provide the company's pioneering true 24-bit color imaging technology and 3D Solder Meniscus profiling. 24-bit processing extends the amount of data available per pixel, dramatically enhancing defect detection while minimizing false alarms. It detects subtle changes for improved image clarity, helping to separate components and solder images from the background board or substrate.

The technology is deployed across the iSpector range in conjunction with through-the-lens, dual on-axis lighting and angled RGB. Fast, accurate and highly reliable 3D profiling of Solder Meniscus is achieved with a combination of reflected angle detection and synthesized imaging. Accurate inspection of joints with nearby tall components and robust detection of failures on large and warped PCBs are additionally enhanced.

Contact: Marantz Business Electronics Europe, Beemdstraat 11, 5653 MA Eindhoven, Netherlands +31 40 2507870 fax: +31 40 2507840 E-mail: Web:

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