Juki Automation Systems releases OPASS
Apr 30, 2007
Juki Corporation has developed a technology called OPASS, which stands for Offset Placement After Solder Screen Printing, to address the problem of solder paste alignment errors.
With OPASS technology, the placement machine can automatically detect and compensate for misalignment of the solder paste to produce high-quality boards regardless of the process errors beforehand.
"The OPASS system developed by Juki ensures that customers can achieve high first-pass yields regardless of circuit pattern variations between board lots," said Bob Black, CEO.
Through extensive research and cooperation with high-volume manufacturers, Juki has found that placing small components centered on the paste and not the pad will reduce the defect rate. OPASS addresses this issue.
When OPASS is integrated into the electronics assembly machine, it eliminates the need for other equipment such as AOI machines to correct for solder paste alignment problems and provides a comprehensive solution to meet the future market trends of component miniaturization, high-density placement and lead-free assembly.