Cencorp introduces Cencorp 500 VIC
Nov 16, 2005
Cencorp Corporation introduces the Cencorp 500 Visual Inspection Cell (VIC) for electronics manufacturing. In addition to visual inspection, the Cencorp 500 VIC can also be used in functional testing, which makes the new solution exceptionally flexible and cost-effective.
"Compared to Automatic Optical Inspection solutions, the Cencorp 500 VIC is a simpler and more affordable solution for quality control and product monitoring. The same equipment can also be used in functional testing, like checking the functioning of a keyboard. This makes it an even more cost-effective solution, as you can combine multiple functions in one cell," says Business Unit Manager Arto Timonen from Cencorp Corporation.
The cell can be applied to barcode reading, inspection of label positioning or scratches or it can check PCBs for missing or misplaced components. The high resolution camera can scan a small field of view of only 10 x 7 mm.
Using automation instead of people in visual inspection will improve throughput as well as quality. "It is inevitable that people get tired in a fairly short span of time when they have to check complex boards or products by eye. A machine never gets tired, so it can do the inspection faster and without fail which in the long run improves overall production reliability and quality," Timonen says.