Today’s best surface-mount production lines can deliver impressively high quality and productivity. Yet assemblers continue to seek improvement in both of these metrics. This can be achieved by taking greater advantage of the information captured by AOI.

Interview of Mr. Hansmann at the EPP InnovationsForum 2015:

Yamaha’s intelligent SMT machines and associated QA Option software with Mobile Judgement support closed-loop feedback of AOI NG data in real-time. In this case the line becomes capable of pinpointing errors and defects as their consequences arise.

This helps to improve quality control and can serve to focus operators’ attention on maintaining consistently high production quality. The associated reduction in demand for rework, reduction in numbers of scrap units and components, and increased post-reflow AOI pass rate contribute to lowering overall per-unit assembly costs.

In addition, the software’s long-term analysis capabilities enable manufacturers to schedule repairs or adjustments during routine stoppages such as product changeovers.

To conclude, we can say that closed-loop feedback of post-mounting AOI results enables manufacturers to achieve measurable improvements in both quality control and productivity.

About Yamaha Robotics SMT Section
Yamaha Surface Mount Technology (SMT) Section is a subdivision of Yamaha Motor Robotics Business Unit in Yamaha Motor Corporation. Yamaha surface mount equipment is highly acclaimed in the market for their “module concept” that enables them to keep pace with the trend toward smaller and more diverse electric/electronic parts being mounted on circuit boards.

Yamaha SMT Section has created a strong business in the surface mount industry that enables design and engineering, manufacture, sales and service to be conducted in one comprehensive system. Furthermore, the Company has used its core technologies in the areas of servo-motor control and image recognition technology for vision (camera) systems to develop solder paste printers, 3D solder paste inspection, 3D PCB inspection machines, flip chip hybrid placers and dispensers. This allows Yamaha SMT Section to offer a full line of machines for electric/electronic parts mounting and propose optimum production-line makeup to answer the diversifying needs of today’s manufacturers.

Yamaha SMT Section has sales and service offices in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America provide a truly global sales and service network that will safeguard best in class on-site sales & service support for clients.

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