Saki unveils self-programming software for SPI and 3D AOI systems

Saki Corporation has introduced today its self-programming software. Intended for solder paste inspection (SPI) and automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment, the software should be installed on the company’s 3D SPI and 3D AOI systems.

According to the company, it does not require a particular knowledge in the field to use it. The user would only need the Gerber and centroid CAD data and the software does the rest.

Saki Self-Programming

The system requires a technology that captures complete height and XY data and images while simultaneously scanning multiple fields of view.

Images via Saki

The ability to select from over 300,000 components from Saki’s Golden Library offers unlimited possibilities. In a matter of minutes, with just a few clicks, SPI/AOI inspection data can be programmed automatically, using a defined set of standards and criteria, such as naming, orientation, and parameters, as those recognized by IPC standards for AOI and SPI systems. This removes the programming discrepancies and variations that arise when programming is done by different programmers.

With Saki Self-Programming, one program can be used for all your inspection systems—SPI, pre-reflow, and post-reflow. There is no need to program each machine separately. The inspection program can be generated without first preparing a golden printed circuit board. This especially saves time for businesses that are primarily based on New Product Introduction and those with customers requesting high-mix/low-volume production with short delivery time. Furthermore, since the Offline Debug Function allows fine-tuning to be done remotely without stopping the production line, the time for the user to work with the inspection equipment is minimized.

Until now, the accuracy of the inspection process depended not just on the inspection system itself, but on the skill level, characteristics, abilities, standardization, and procedures followed by the programmer,” said Satoshi Otake, general manager, SAKI Americas. “Saki Self-Programming Software eliminates the variables of the programmers and their programming procedures.”

You might discover the various features of the system on the website of the company.

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