Koh Young Officially Certifies its Inspection Systems in the New IPC CFX Validation and Certification Program

Koh Young, an industry leader in True3D™ measurement-based inspection solutions, has taken its CFX support to the next level by endorsing the IPC CFX Validation and Certification Program. As an Early Adaptor of this new IPC program, Koh Young has officially validated and certified its KY8030 Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) Series and Zenith Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Series as CFX-compliant.

“Koh Young has been a long-time supporter of the CFX initiative, so choosing to elevate our efforts with the IPC CFX Validation and Certification program as an early adopter was an easy decision,” commented Brent Fischthal, IPC CFX Committee Member and Senior Marketing Manager at Koh Young America.
Successful utilization of IPC-CFX on the shop floor requires confidence and trust that equipment has been qualified to IPC-CFX by an independent third party. To provide the electronics industry with this assurance, any equipment vendor with a subscription to the IPC-CFX Self-Validation System can submit equipment models for listing on the IPC-CFX-2591 Qualified Products List (QPL). Now, through this new program, manufacturers can view the IPC-CFX-2591 QPL-listed equipment to help clarify the equipment purchasing decision as it pertains to IPC-CFX capabilities. The new program ensures equipment meets mandatory message sets for the equipment type.

“Combined with IPC communication standards, we are opening the gates to a smart factory,” commented Ivan Aduna, MES Software Developer at Koh Young America. “These tools collect data from across the factory for defect detection, real-time optimization, enhanced decisions, and traceability to improve metrics, increase quality, and lower costs.” Complementing the IPC standards, Koh Young KSMART uses the latest AI-powered technology to help manufacturers realize a smart factory.” The Koh Young AI-engine applies real-time data to improve the production process by converting data into process knowledge.

For more information about the benefits of IPC CFX Validation and Certification, contact Tamara Sites at TamaraSites@ipc.org. To learn more about Koh Young and its award-winning inspection solutions, visit us its new regional site kohyoungamerica.com.