PCB manufacturing

Cameras for electronics manufacturing inspection systems

QUARTZ cameraFor over a decade, Adimec has served leading Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) and Automated Optical Inspection (3D AOI) equipment manufacturers. Adimec’s innovative imaging technologies have helped them excel in inspection accuracy & speed in a challenging ecosystem with shrinking component sizes and high price pressures.

To continue innovating, our customers rely on our machine vision cameras with uniform and stable images at constantly increasing frame rates and resolutions.

For inspection systems like:

Solder paste inspection

solder paste inspection

Component placement inspection

component inspection

Pre reflow inspection

pre reflow

Post reflow inspection

post reflow

Throughput

Throughput

Increase throughput with accurate  acquisitions and optimize the total equipment

Increased throughput with high frame rates and real time processing

Most high-speed  machine vision cameras are focused primarily on high frame rates at the compromise of good image quality. The accelerated camera architecture and design of an Adimec camera does all image processing in real time, so neither speed nor image quality is lost.  This creates higher system throughput without the loss of accuracy, particularly for 3D AOI equipment that require multiple images to detect and identify defects in PCB production.

Minimize scan time with larger fields of view

To improve the efficiency of  inspection systems, the path travelled by the devices under test needs to be planned optimally with minimal movements. Using cameras with high resolutions and multiple Region Of Interest (ROI) functionality decreases the number of movements per inspected PCB. Adimec offers cameras with image sensors up to 25 megapixels. Combine this with the best image uniformity in its class and you get a vision system with a large field of view in which every single pixel truly contributes to better system performance.

framespeeds

component sizes

Accuracy

Inspect ever smaller components, in 3D

For best accuracy: Uniform images at high resolution

Creating images with high uniformity becomes more challenging as the resolutions of image sensors increase. The high-performance image processing core of Adimec cameras is perfect for dealing with artifacts that come with these high resolution image sensors. This results in high quality images that deliver the details to accurately inspect the smallest components.

High resolution

stable performance

Reliable Performance

Decrease downtime of your system at your customers

Choose reliability for optimal performance

The consequences of a malfunction in inline inspection environments can be high. One of Adimec’s design philosophies is to ‘create a robust and reliable camera that lasts, whatever the circumstances are.’  These designs optimize the uptime of the system and thus the total inspection line.

Solid performance: Images you can build on

Behavior of camera components changes over time and temperature, with varying image quality as a result. Adimec cameras have a robust design to minimize this, while the image processing core of our cameras corrects for any differences that may still occur. The result? Stable image-to-image performance over a long period of time which is especially beneficial for 3D AOI systems that use multiple images to extract 3D information.

Sensor alignment

Recommended cameras

SAPPHIRE series

Global shutter CMOS

  • 4.5 um pixel size
  • 25 M at 32 fps
  • Camera Link
  • 80 x 80 x 44.7 mm
QUARTZ series

Global shutter CMOS

  • 5.5 um pixel size
  • 2M at 340 fps
  • 4M up to 180 fps
  • 12M up to 187 fps
  • Camera Link, CoaXPress
  • 80 x 80 x 29 mm
Qs series

Global shutter CMOS

  • 5.5 um pixel size
  • 2M at 120 fps to 4M at 60 fps
  • Camera Link (Base)
  • 52.5 x 52.5 x 78 mm
A-4×50 series

Rolling shutter CMOS

  • 7 um pixel size
  • 4M at 66, 150 and 196 fps
  • Camera Link (Deca)
  • 80 x 80 x 41 mm
OPAL series

CCD

  • 5.5 um pixel size
  • 1M at 120 fps to 8M at 16 fps
  • Camera Link (Base), GigE, CoaXPress
  • 52.5 x 52.5 x 78 mm