Advantech improves DIP solder joint inspection efficiency by upgrading the AI.AOI PCBA solution with WISE-PaaS/AIFS
Printed Circuit Boards Assembly (PCBA) manufacturers understand that visual inspection for Dual In-line Package (DIP) solder joints requires the use of complicated procedures, eyesight, and extensive training. Similarly, glare caused by highly reflective solder joints and eye fatigue create circumstances in which defective PCBA are missed — and then passed onto subsequent workstations — creating quality control issues. To address these ongoing issues, PCBA manufacturers are seeking an "AI-assisted machine vision" technology solution.
To meet these needs, Advantech spent one year developing the Vision AI.AOI/PCBA solution at a trial site at the Linkou Manufacturing Center. The AIFS/AI.AOI PCBA, an industrial App (I.App), successfully integrated AI Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) functions into the PCBA visual inspection procedure. This shortened the solder joint defect inspection time to seven seconds and increased the production efficiency of electronics factories.
Detect PCBA solder joint defects in 7 seconds
Realize lean production while improving inspection efficiency and solder joint quality
The WISE-PaaS/AIFS platform provides a friendly and intuitive web user interface through which users can set deployment conditions. These deployment conditions regard when specific times and rules are met, or when fault detection rates pass a predetermined percentage. These conditions can be extended to include when and where the deployment of an AI model on production equipment is necessary. Using these preset deployment conditions, users can deliver notification alerts to system maintenance personnel. Additionally, using this convenient and smooth retraining process gradually improves fault detection rates.
Advantech’s Vison AI.AOI/PCBA solution helps inspectors’ compensate for vision loss and prolong their occupational life. Similarly, newcomers only need 3-months on-the-job training to be competent for inspection tasks. Advantech’s solution can help factories improve inspection efficiency and solder joint quality while simultaneously achieving lean production and implementing smart manufacturing. Vision AI.AOI/PCBA solution delivers a comprehensive package of solutions.
The WISE-PaaS data application platform end-to-cloud architecture provides a comprehensive development environment for data collection, analysis, management, and applications, while promoting interoperability between I.Apps via the WISE-Marketplace and accelerating the development of industrial solutions.