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F-AOI Inspection

InspectOscan ~ First – Article Optical Inspection F – AOI

F-AOI Inspection  

 * First – Article Inspection

* Qualify Feeder Change (correct part)

* Addition of missed components

* Offline build assembly

* Rework & Touch up

* Sub assembly build inspection



Improving end of line process yields and maximising line UP time is the goal for every SMT Process Engineer.

First Article inspection after set up and programming a placement machine is critical, checking the BOM and layout drawing against the first board assembled.

Manual inspection on a complex board can take hours and is open to operator fatigue and errors. Using an AOI machine usually requires a trained operator and is an inefficient use of resources.

InspectOscan has been developed by SMT line engineers for SMT line engineers to effortlessly inspect first off assemblies.

Based on a professional high resolution (dpi) line scanner the system can recognise board edges or fiducials (auto align) and this automatically aligns with the centroid CAD data from any pick &place format plus the ability to additionally overlay a board map / plan.

The operator, who requires no programming skills, simply steps through the placement program checking off each part and storing a default image (zoom adjustable) at each position. The CAD data can provide part type, part reference, part size and positional location(s), the inspecting operator can further add polarity check marks plus a free text box to add specific comments. On completion of the cycle a “golden reference board” has been created. The reference board and captured images can then be used to compare with other boards produced in the same or future batches; there is an option to add “alternative” images in the event of part type changes.

At the end of each inspection cycle a report is generated that can be saved / printed (PDF) for build records and repair.

Software Modules


The comprehensive Inspection program to generate a “golden reference board”, input CAD and board map data. Used to First Article Inspect, qualify built boards, output reports, offline build and repair.


The search module, input the reference board and locate component(s) by part type, part number, value, size / shape. For additions and repair.


After scanning a board image a free hand drawing cursor tool allows “areas” for inspection to be identified. For use with sub assembly build / identity tags, plug in modules etc.


Offline Remote Solutions

A scanner mainframe can be network linked to remote PC Stations for Qualification, Rework, and Assembly Offline Build. SCAN / VISU / ZONE software is available for remote PC via dongle protection.


Scanner Platform: 430mm x 297mm  

Max PCB : 420mm x 310mm

Resolution: 720 dpi (recommended) [Range 9  ~ 9600 dpi]

Clearance: 28mm (top side) Standard (Optional 50mm)

Operating System: Windows 7 (32 bit)

Display screen: 21” Wide Screen (Minimum)