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GEN3 Systems to Showcase MEK’s In-Line Bottom Side PCB Inspection at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics - Stand L28

Jan 28, 2015



Gen3 Systems will showcase MEK’s (Marantz Business Electronics) SpectorBOXBottom-Up” 3D Modular AOI system at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics, FIVE, Farnborough February 10-12, 2015. The system replaces traditional board flipping alternatives in less space and at a lower cost.

Optimised for the inspection of wave and selective soldering of THT & SMT components, SpectorBOX is designed to inspect PCBs inside solder frames directly from the conveyor system. With its totally new mechanical platform, it is the only modular AOI in the market that can be equipped with 9 cameras, including an optional Z-axis moveable head to precisely position and focus for varying PCB distance and warpage. The XY drive gantry with ball screw mechanics delivers high-speed inspection while maintaining high accuracy and precision. Specially-coated shafts deliver quiet operation and minimise wear to virtually eliminate maintenance and calibration requirements. With its general purpose I/O, SpectorBOX can be simply interfaced with existing or new conveyor systems.
100 percent simultaneous inspection can be accomplished with two SpectorBOX platform modules combined for bottom- and topside, incorporating up to 18 cameras. Board sizes up to 550x520 mm (21.7 x 20.5") can be accommodated.

Gen3 also will exhibit its award-winning product, the Gensonic Stencil Cleaning System, and distributed product W30x HD Camera System, launched in 2013, manufactured by OPTILIA.  

The GENSONIC, manufactured by GEN3 in Farnborough, is a portable stencil aperture cleaning system that can be taken directly to the printer and manually clean stencils in just 3 minutes. The Gensonic has already found global success with Robert Bosch, Christian Koenen, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, Semtech and many, many more. It was awarded ‘European Product of the Year’ at IPC APEX 2013. 

The OPTILIA HD W30x System is a cost-effective solution for inspection, repair and rework.  The W30x HD deploys cutting-edge, high-definition live video technology and offers superior resolution, contrast and colour reproduction with its built-in 30x auto focus zoom optics. This macro-inspection camera is ideal for visual examination and quality control of assembled boards, wires, connectors and similar objects.

Gen3 Systems is located near the Farnborough Business Park, on the M3 corridor and just 30 minutes from London’s Heathrow Airport.

The company’s product range and services include:

• AUTOSIR Surface Insulation Resistance (SIR and CAF) test system

• MUST 3 solderability test system

• GENSONIC Stencil cleaning system

• CM SERIES cleanliness test systems

• SC SERIES spray coating systems, both batch and in-line

• DC SERIES dip coating systems, both batch and in-line

• TEST SERVICES for circuit reliability, solderability and cleanliness

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