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Viscom’s S3088 Ultra Gold Wins the NPI Award for Test & Inspection - AOI
Press release date: February 1, 2017
Duluth, GA, February 2017 - Viscom announces that it has been awarded a 2017 NPI Award in the category of Test & Inspection - AOI for its 3D AOI system - S3088 ultra gold. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center during the IPC APEX EXPO. The S3088 ultra gold reaches image data rates of up to 3.6 gigapixels per second. The core of this system is the innovative high performance camera module XMplus with its outstanding, high throughput camera technology.
As one of the leading manufacturers of high quality systems for optical and X-ray inspection in electronics manufacturing, Viscom is constantly driving new innovations. “With our 3D AOI system – S3088 ultra gold –we set new speed and precision standards in automatic optical inspection,” states Carsten Salewski, President/CEO of Viscom USA. “The 2017 NPI Award confirms Viscom’s technology leadership in the 3D market.” This model is a further development of the successful, and still available, S3088 ultra. It features an impressive, individually configurable design that can cover the varying requirements from small series production to high-volume-low-mix manufacturing. The S3088 ultra gold has joined the system family as a top-of-the-line option.
The central innovation is the 3D camera module XMplus with more than 120 megapixels. This key element of the S3088 ultra gold is designed for one purpose: high performance. The image data rate is up to 3.6 gigapixels per second. In short, it takes everything the standard Viscom XM camera module offers and doubles it. The ideal relationship of high throughput and high resolution featured by this system has yet to meet its peer. The S3088 ultra gold also boasts an image field size of 50 x 50 mm and inspection speeds up to 65 cm^2/s.
All variants of the S3088 ultra 3D AOI systems work with an integrated structured light projector. Fields of view from up to nine perspectives enable exact 3D analyses, with which lifted leads, chip coplanarity and many other critical defects are reliably detected. This also applies to 03015 components. The practical touchscreen operation and design for both vVision and EasyPro inspection software are additional features among all of the variants. The high-speed printed circuit board transport, known as Viscom FastFlow Handling, also is well-proven and therefore continuously integrated. With a width of just under 40" and a depth just over 60", the compact dimensions of the S3088 ultra gold are the same as of the S3088 ultra.
Premiering in 2008, the NPI Awards program is an annual celebration of product excellence in electronics surface mount assembly. Premier products based on the finest examples of creative advancement in technology are chosen by a distinguished panel of industry experts.
Viscom AG develops, manufactures and sells high-quality inspection systems. The portfolio encompasses the complete bandwidth of optical and X-ray inspections. In the area of assembly inspection for electronics manufacturing, the company is among the leading suppliers worldwide. Viscom systems can be configured specific to the customer and can be interlinked. The company headquarters and manufacturing location is in Hanover, Germany. With a wide network of branches, applications centers, service support points and representatives, Viscom is represented internationally. Founded in 1984, since 2006 Viscom has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0007846867). For additional information: www.viscom.com
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