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Optilia appoints Ascentech LLC as North American Distributor

May 08, 2014

Optilia´s BGA solder Inspection system.

Optilia´s BGA solder Inspection system.

Visual Inspection Instrument manufacturer Optilia Instruments AB announces the appointment of  Ascentech LLC as North American Distributor.  The agreement encompasses Optilia´s BGA solder Inspection system and high-definition (full HD) camera inspection systems to the electronics manufacturing industry.

In making the announcement, Alistair Gooch, Marketing and Sales Manager, said,  “We look forward to working closely with ASCENTECH LLC to further establish our presence and add to our customer support capabilities in the North American market.

According to Sasan Esmaeili, Optilia MD and founder, Optilia’s HD cameras can be used both in-line and off-line and are complemented by many stand solutions and multiple lighting options that cover every customer’s needs. “Our state-of-the art BGA Inspection systems feature the tiniest optical probes available and 5.0 mega pixel digital image cameras for producing high resolution pictures of low-clearance areas beneath BGA components. There are alternatives for digital image storage with or without a computer  and OptiPix software offers various levels of functionality and price.  The product range is constantly evolving and new products are developed to meet customer needs.”


Optilia Instruments AB is an innovative Stockholm based Swedish company established in 2002, specializing in high-quality optical systems. We are committed to delivering imaging solutions for Visual Imaging applications, where reliability, precision and picture clarity are essential requirements for the customer.

Ascentech LLC managing members Randy Allinson and Gregory Alexander formed the company in 2000 to provide products to enhance productivity, quality and reliability to the electronic assembly and PCB fabrication industries. In addition to the OPTILIA products, Ascentech is the North American Distributor for GEN3 Systems Ltd. including the MUST III -Solderability test systems (wetting balance), Auto-SIR –Surface Insulation Resistance test, CM-Series - Cleanliness test (ionic contamination), and the SPA-1000-Solder Paste Analyzer.  Ascentech LLC also distributes the APROTECH Solder Saver (solder/dross separation system) and the Z-Check family of Aprotech solder paste measurement systems.

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