Electronic data aids inspection in PCB Assembly

Contract manufacturers create and store a lot of electronic information in the process of manufacturing printed circuit board assemblies. This video shows how that information can be leveraged to improve inspection and quality control throughout production.


Zero Defects International Brings in Taiyo PCB Inspection System

Zero Defects International [ZDI] has been appointed by Taiyo Industrial Company, Japan, to manage the North American introduction of it’s computerized printed circuit board final inspection systems. These inspection systems have earned popular success in European Union and in China and are now being brought in to the USA and Canada.

Just before starting this assignment, ZDI contacted different PCB makers so that they can determine if there would be a perceived desire for this kind of equipment. The opinion was that the product is one that will perform a valuable function and, in addition, present a very ideal Return on investment.

Latest initial trials in the United States have proven that the machine managed to find out defects that passed common visual inspection but should have been flagged as not meeting the end customer’s requirements. Diagnosis capabilities include: exposed copper, solder mask on pads, scratches, foreign material, blocked holes and chipped plating.

About Taiyo Industrial Co., Ltd.

Taiyo Industrial Co., Ltd. established in 1960, is diversified with interconnect and test business interests. Flexible printed circuits are a mainstay as well as a spread of PCB test and inspection systems.

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