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AOI Series with Shadow-Free 3D Measurement Technology

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AOI Series with Shadow-Free 3D Measurement Technology

Press release date: May 6, 2014

The AOI systems of the OptiCon family made by GOEPEL electronic extend their dimension with a revolutionary measurement technology and have evolved to become the "3D Series".

The first OptiCon Advanced Line 3D will be presented at the SMT/Hybrid/Packaging show.  The telecentric measuring procedure for three-dimensional detection of components and solder joints represents a significant technology leap in terms of area-wide height measurement. Known disadvantages of conventional 3D methods include such problems as shadowing caused by high components are with this technology now a thing of the past.

The sensor module called "3D EyeZ" is based on a Telecentric Multi Spot Array (TMSA), which measures the height of assemblies and solder joints by movable scanning. Due to the orthogonal and telecentric projection and viewing direction, error-free measuring is possible even in the gaps between the closest of components. In addition, this technology guarantees the independence of surface properties of components, solder joints and the PCB.

As well as the 2D inspection tasks of a standard AOI system, solder volume, wetting angle, height and coplanarity of components can still be measured by all systems of the OptiCon family.

Further outstanding features of 3D EyeZ are the freely selectable X/Y resolution as well as a maximum measurement speed of 70cm²/s. The integration is possible both in-line systems and in the well-known stand-alone AOI system the OptiCon Basic Line. 

About GOEPEL electronic:
GOEPEL electronic is a technologically leading vendor of professional Automated Optical Inspection systems (AOI) and Automated X-ray Inspection Systems (AXI). A network of branch offices in the UK, France, China, India and the USA, international distributors and service partners ensures the global availability of the products as well as the on-site support to several hundred system installations. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Jena, Germany, GOEPEL electronic has currently more than 200 employees and generated revenue of 25 million Euro in 2013 (approx. $34 million). GOEPEL electronic has continuously been ISO9001 certified since 1996 and has been honoured with TOP-JOB and TOP-100 awards for being one of the best medium-sized companies in Germany. GOEPEL electronics' industry award winning products are relied on by the leading companies in telecommunication, automotive, space and avionics, industrial controls, medical technology, and other industries. Further information about the company and its products can be found on the internet at

Press Contact:
GOEPEL electronic GmbH  
Matthias Müller                    
Goeschwitzer Str. 58-60/66  
D-07745 Jena                      
Tel: +49-3641-6896-739
Fax: +49-3641-6896-944


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