Orbotech introduces new Discovery AOI Series for PCB production
Nov 12, 2004
ORBOTECH LTD. (NASDAQ/NM SYMBOL:ORBK) announced the introduction of its new Discovery(TM) series of Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) systems for bare Printed Circuit Board (PCB) production.
"Discovery introduces a breakthrough approach to AOI combined with a totally new user experience," explained Mr. Asher Levy, President of the PCB Division at Orbotech Ltd. "It features first-ever technologies specifically developed to enable superior inspection with no trade-off between detection and false calls and to dramatically improve AOI ease-of-use. We expect this system will give our customers unparalleled AOI results never before achieved in the critical areas of operational efficiency, AOI throughput and labor cost reduction."
Designed with new SIP Technology(TM), Discovery delivers simple, intelligent and powerful AOI performance that focuses on achieving real AOI throughput for a major impact on the manufacturer's bottom line results. The system incorporates Orbotech's ground-breaking Push-to-Scan(TM) - the easiest, most user-friendly AOI operation on the market. The operator simply completes a few setup parameters, using interactive wizard-based guidance, and the system is ready to start inspecting panels. With built-in Visual Intelligence(TM), for the first time in AOI, it is no longer necessary to compromise between detection and false calls or to waste time reviewing non-critical defects. The system automatically distinguishes between those that are critical and non-critical, enabling the operator to review only relevant suspected defects - a more effective and efficient use of resources.
Discovery is currently available in two models for advanced PCB production - Discovery 6 for mid-volume applications and Discovery 8 for high-volume use.