Flexible Automation Camera Module Align, Assembly, and Test Stations

WILMINGTON, Mass.-Oct. 18, 2007-Automation Engineering
Incorporated (AEi), a global supplier of high-precision, flexible
automation systems (www.aeiboston.com/precision_automation.htm),
developed an enhanced version of its CMAT (Camera Module Align,
Assembly & Test) manufacturing system for four different European
automotive manufacturers. The CMAT automation system
(www.aeiboston.com/download/AEi_CMAT.pdf), which utilizes machine
vision, will be both a development and high volume production tool for
multi-camera vehicle systems used in luxury automobiles.

According to AEi Chief Technology Officer Andre By, "We've
enhanced our camera module align, assembly and test station to support
a wider range of camera types and styles. We've also augmented its
available 5-degree of freedom alignment stages to support even higher
precision requirements with our advanced alignment algorithms
(www.aeiboston.com/flexauto.htm), plus extended our set of available
options including automated dispense, fully automated material
handling, automated align and test targets positioning, laser marking,
and an even more comprehensive suite of configurable test functions.
This enables our customers to use either semi-automated or
fully-automated precision alignment, attach and test to produce
high-quality sophisticated cameras at reduced cost versus traditional
manual and automated manufacturing methods," concluded By.

The CMAT flexible automation system uses machine vision to align a
lens assembly in X, Y, Z and across the corners in pitch and roll,
achieving an even focus across its focal plane. The CMAT station uses
this approach to achieve camera module alignment, assembly and test at
production rates that are 500 to 1000 percent faster than using manual

About Automation Engineering, Inc.

Automation Engineering Inc. (AEi), is a leading supplier of
high-precision, flexible automation systems across the
optoelectronics, medical devices, consumer products, aerospace &
defense, and other worldwide markets. AEi provides comprehensive
design for manufacturing, process development, and pre-production
build services, in addition to complete turnkey automated
manufacturing stations and lines. For more information, visit AEi's
website, www.aeiboston.com.

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