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Questions about automatic X-ray inspection (AXI) machines.

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Questions about automatic X-ray inspection (AXI) machines. | 27 January, 2016

We do High Mix, Low Volume and are looking for the best inline AXI with the criteria of industry-leading automation capabilities. The abilities to program offline, automatic conveyor width adjustment and board alignment are important to us. We want to minimize time an operator spends at the machine and automate as much as we can.

I am looking many machines and Viscom's X7056 AXI/AOI, TRI TR7600, Vitrox V810, and the Nordson Dage Xi3400 currently are the frontrunners. Also looking at machines by Apex, Glenbrook, Saki, and Scienscope.

If you have any advice on choosing a machine or personally have experience with any of the machines mentioned, I would greatly appreciate your input.

Also, I am wondering if 3D CT is really useful on an inline machine. It seems to me that 3D is more for debugging and failure analysis, which would be better done on a standalone machine to prevent a bottleneck in the line.

Looking forward to your responses! Thanks in advance. :)

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