All capability validation testing realized on placement equipment is called: Machine Capability Analysis or MCA Test. The result of this statistical evaluation represents the highest placement performance in the best conditions
The following parameters are calculated using capability tests: Component size (X,Y), Side Overhang, Toe Overhang, Pitch, Bent leads, Offsets (X,Y), and Theta rotation. In addition to standard QFP style devices, other custom leaded devices can also be measured with CeTaQ's CmController.
These results can be correlated with quality standards like IPC (IPC-610-C) and represent valuable information for process engineers. They can be also used to control the component quality coming from different suppliers.
The principle of measurement is the same as with glass or dummy components. If the component is symmetric, CeTaQ's vision software is able to detect the edges or pins.
By validating machine accuracy using live components, the equipment's user minimizes placement errors and increases quality of the manufactured products.
Visit http://www.cetaq.com for more information about CeTaQ's analysis with live components.
Headquartered in Germany, CeTaQ GmbH provides a unique combination of products and services throughout world for measuring accuracy and repeatability. As a result, CeTaQ has become highly recognized as the leader in machine capability knowledge and as one of the most desired partners within the last several years in Europe, the Americas and overseas. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.cetaq.com.