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Omron Focuses on High-Speed PCB Inspection
VT-RNSII AOI system.
Schaumburg, IL — Omron Inspection Systems is introducing high-speed enhancements for its industry proven VT-RNS AOI system. The enhancements were developed to help manufacturers shorten program generation, improve inspection cycle time and eliminate escapes and reduce false calls while maintaining the company's high quality inspection capability. Equipment being shown includes the VT-RNSII in-line and benchtop, post reflow AOI inspection systems and the VP5200 3D In-line Solder Paste Inspection System.

The new VT-RNSII in-line post-reflow inspection system and VT-RNSII-ptH benchtop model utilize faster shutter speeds and improved image processing to perform inspections 20 percent faster than the original VT-RNS series. This combination allows faster throughput and more detailed inspections of densely populated boards within the same cycle time. The new system uses the company's patented, proven Color Highlight system which reportedly delivers superior solder joint illumination by providing 3-D information from a 2-D image. This system utilizes RGB LEDS in a dome configuration which ensures consistent inspection regardless of component angles.

The 3-CCD camera used in the system enhances solder shape recognition accuracy by obtaining three times the information of a conventional 1-CCD camera.

The VT-RNSII offers high resolution of up to 10 µm that supports inspection of components as small as 01005 and 12 mil pitch. Optical Character Verification capability is standard. The EzTS program generation software makes it easy to create and implement initial programs tailored to the PCB in just a few minutes. The flexible platform also includes models for paste inspection and pre-reflow component placement inspection.

Another entry, the VP5200 in-line, high-speed 3D solder paste inspection system completes inspection cycles two times faster than conventional models, using the highly accurate phase shift method to measure height. Simplified programming enable program generation time of less than 10 minutes, and onetouch operation through touch panel control improves operator efficiency. The VP5200 offers high accuracy and repeatability for height inspection (within 1µm) and volume inspection (within 3 percent). Available models offer horizontal resolution of 15 or 25µm.

Contact: Omron Electronics LLC, 1 Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 866-886-6766 fax: 847-285-8176 Web:


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