Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Inspection Platform features dual mode AOI/SPI capability.

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March 17, 2014 - Incorporating 3D solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection into one system, LineMaster DM Platform validates overall variables associated with component placement and solder paste printing. System can detect absence/presence, polarity, OCV, misalignment, and RDI. Features include real-time SPC, customized data reports, offline CAD/Gerber programming, and defect repair station.

ASC International

1799 County Road 90 Ste. 9, Maple Plain, MN, 55359, USA

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ASC International Releases New Dual Mode Inspection Platform

Press release date: March 1, 2014

MEDINA, MINNESOTA -- ASC International, a leading manufacturer of 3D solder paste inspection and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, today announced the release of the new LineMaster DM platform. The system has undergone successful testing at numerous facilities and has been approved for release globally.

“ASC is very excited about the recent release of the LineMaster DM,” said Steve Arneson, ASC’s National Business Manager.  “All indications from our current customer base have pointed towards an immediate acceptance for this “Dual Mode” capability.  The long time internal battle of manufacturers trying to decide which technology provides the most value add to the production process has now been eliminated.  By incorporating both technologies into one affordable solution, manufacturers can realize significant cost savings through the implementation of the LineMaster DM.”

The new LineMaster DM incorporates SPI and AOI into one platform for “Dual Mode” performance.  The solid AOI/SPI platform validates the overall variables associated with component placement and solder paste printing.  Combining both inspection capabilities within one platform, the LineMaster DM  detects absence/presence, polarity, OCV, misalignment, RDI and solder joint inspection for AOI and the most accurate and repeatable true 3D volumetric measurements for SPI.  Features include real-time SPC, customized data reports, offline CAD/Gerber programming and a defect repair station, all wrapped together with an affordable price tag similar to purchasing both inspection capabilities for the same price as one solution alone.

For more information about ASC International, visit www.ascinternational.com.

About ASC International, Inc.
Since its foundation in 1992, ASC International has become a leading supplier of AOI and SPI systems and custom sensor technology integration.   Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, ASC International provides customers with the service and support needed to realize the value of their investment in inspection and process control systems.  ASC International’s customers include world-class organizations like Celestica, Creation Technologies, Flextronics, Honeywell, Jabil, Lockheed Martin, Plexus, Rockwell Automation and Sanmina-SCI to name just a few.  For more information, visit www.ASCInternational.com.

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