AOI (Automated Optical Inspection, Inc.) Optical PCB Scanner
Robert DeFelice & Associates was asked to design a sleek, large PCB optical inspection system composed of a moving conveyor belt under a CCD camera system with 24, 35 mm camera lenses focused on PCBs moving below them. The lenses were mounted in a slide-out fixture that allowed for easy assembly, before insertion into the inspector, and maintenance. Below the camera lenses was a large lamp illuminating the inspection area.
Below the conveyor were multiple card cages, blower, power supply, and other system components assembled to a simple steel frame that was enclosed with equally simple-to-manufacture steel panels and removable doors for easy assembly and maintenance. The handsome styling is easy to clean and includes emergency shut-off switches at each end.
We provided a complete package of handsome styling, efficient mechanical engineering for the structure, panels, doors, pressure formed e-switch cups, packaging of internal components, locks and minimum COTS fasteners, and all DFMA documentation and vendor recommendations.