Omron AOI success at Contax
Jan 10, 2008
15 new systems installed
Production automation system specialist, Contax Ltd, has recently installed 15 Omron AOI (automation optical inspection) systems at 9 different customer sites in the UK and Ireland. The machines range from the large in-line VT-RNS, through to the smaller benchtop VT-RNS-ptH system. Contax's customers include: Building Block Video Ltd, Prima Electronic Services Ltd, RFTRAQ Ltd, Hosiden Besson Ltd and Deep Sea Electronics plc.
All the users wanted to improve the quality and reliability of their optical inspection. And in some cases the new Omron has been instrumental in developing new procedures. Several manufacturers are now using their systems to identify and correct errors in product design.
One company benefiting from both these applications is Building Block Video (BBV) Ltd. An existing Contax customer, BBV has now purchased a benchtop VT-RNS-ptH to automate its inspection process.
"We had already bought a number of different machines from Contax, and have always found them very helpful and their service excellent," commented Trevor Malton, Process Service Manager at BBV Ltd. "So when we wanted to incorporate AOI into our processes, it seemed only natural to turn to them.
"Traditionally, we were inspecting everything under high powered magnification, but when you are looking a numerous boards it is easy to become 'snow-blind' and human error can happen.