Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Solder Paste Inspection Unit requires zero maintenance.

Press Release Summary:

Solder Paste Inspection Unit  requires zero maintenance.

Sep 24, 2012 - Using advanced white light Moire interferometry, M500 Manual 3-D SPI System automatically recognizes and measures solder paste in camera's view, displaying height and volume readings for each pad. Double clicking readings adds them to built-in SPC charts. Machined from aircraft grade aluminum, sensor is mounted on vibration damping, ESD-resistant granite base. Solid state LEDs are used for projection and background lighting.

Original Press Release

VisionMaster to Debut M500 Manual 3-D SPI Unit in the TRC Booth at SMTA International

Press release date: Sep 01, 2012

PORTLAND, MAINE - VisionMaster, Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced 3-D solder paste inspection (SPI) and measurement equipment, will debut the M500 Manual 3-D SPI system in Distributor Technical Resources Corporation, Inc.'s booth #229, at the upcoming SMTA International Conference and Expo, scheduled to take place October 16-17, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL. 

With the most advanced VisionMaster software to date, the M500 makes full use of modern multi-core processors and available GPU (video card) massive parallelism to speed up processing and user-responsiveness. The M500 runs with a single click, automatically recognizing and measuring solder paste in the camera's view. Height and volume readings for each pad are clearly displayed. Just as easily, double-clicking readings add them to the built-in SPC charts. Long life, solid state LEDs are used for projection and background lighting. Additionally, advanced CMOS image sensors are immune to electrical analog noise resulting in very repeatable measurements.

Like all other VisionMaster equipment, the M500 uses advanced white light Moire´ interferometry to build height data for every pixel in the view at a fraction of the cost of the competition. VisionMaster honed this technology for SPI use and is the only manufacturer in the world deploying this sophisticated 3-D algorithm for manual benchtop units.

The M500 requires zero maintenance and is designed to provide years of trouble-free usage. Rugged yet light and portable, the sensor is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and is mounted on a vibration damping, ESD resistant granite base. To ensure consistent high quality, more than 95 percent of components are sourced in the U.S.

For more information about VisionMaster's M500 Manual 3-D SPI system, meet company representatives in the Technical Resources Corporation booth #229 at the show or visit

About VisionMaster
Established in 1996, VisionMaster is a privately held company that focuses on the most efficient, effective engineering to ensure the highest quality products. Focusing on RD, VisionMaster has made strategic investments so that the company has the capacity to create custom components, which results in superior specs while lowering its – and it customers' – costs. Every aspect of the M500 and A500 have been completely re-engineered, and the results show it. For more information, visit .