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Etek Europe Signs Global Distribution Contract for Inspectoscan First Article Optical Inspection

Jul 18, 2012

Thomas Vignard, Sales Director, STP Electronics, and Mike Nelson, Managing Director, Etek Europe

Thomas Vignard, Sales Director, STP Electronics, and Mike Nelson, Managing Director, Etek Europe

Etek Europe Ltd., a leading supplier of products and services to the European electronics industry, announces that it signed a global distribution contract with STP Electronics for the Inspectoscan First Article Optical Inspection (FA-AOI) system during the recent NEW tradeshow in Tunisia.

Inspectoscan was developed by SMT line engineers for SMT line engineers to provide effortless inspection of first-off assemblies. Based on a professional high-resolution (dpi) scanner, the system can recognize board edges or fiducials (auto align) and this automatically aligns with the centroid CAD data from any pick-and-place format in addition to the ability to additionally overlay a board map/plan.

The CAD data can provide part type, reference, size and positional location(s). The inspecting operator can further add polarity check marks and a free text box to add specific comments. Upon completion of the cycle, a “golden reference board” has been created that can be used to compare to other boards produced in the same or future batches.

Ideal for component identification, the system stores all of the assembled board information and features an auto compare function against a golden board. Inspectoscan is cost-effective for small-volume production and prototyping. For more information about the Inspectoscan FA-AOI system, visit www.etek-europe.com or www.shopetek.com.


Etek Europe is now firmly established as a quality provider of products and services to the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Medical and European Electronic Manufacturing industries.

The six main divisions within the Etek Group are: Consumables & Production Equipment, Imaging, Cleaning, Fume Extraction, Manufacturing & Support.

Etek has built its success on strong relationships with both customer and suppliers which ensures they continue to deliver the latest premium solutions at a highly competitive price. With a team of factory-trained experienced engineers, Etek is able to provide unrivalled service and support that focuses on quick response times, clear communication and complete customer care.

For more information, visit www.etek-europe.com.

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