First high performance portable Omron AOI for DVR
May 09, 2006
Enables 50 percent increase in production
As part of a recent expansion programme, contract electronics manufacturer, DVR, has purchased the UK's first high performance portable PCB inspection system, the Omron VT-RNS-ptH, from leading production automation specialists, Contax Ltd.
DVR estimates that the time savings resulting from this new AOI system could increase their production output by around 50 percent. Furthermore, it will help provide the necessary infrastructure for lead-free manufacture.
The new Omron VT-RNS-ptH is the first benchtop system available to offer true analysis rather than pattern recognition as the basis for its inspection. This is important for lead-free production. Using its colour highlight system, LEDs emit coloured light and information is extracted through chromaticity. This ensures that inspections are not affected by fluctuations in the brightness of the surface of the solder, as can happen with lead-free paste.
DVR selected the Omron VT-RNS-ptH after careful consideration and extensive research. Explained David Hellings, Sales Director at DVR, "Our business has been growing considerably and we needed to invest in further equipment to cope with the increased demand".