Automated Optical Inspection (AOI)
Why should you care about automated optical inspection ?
Here are some of the reasons why:
- Much higher speed and better accuracy compared to manual inspection
- Early detection of defects in manufacturing flow
- Supporting process control, quality management
- No / reduced physical stress (no probing), less risk for damage of the unit under test
- Ability to inspect solder joint quality, component alignment, read component labels, inspect for component placement (e.g. to find missing bypass capacitors)