I've been looking for a vision system which can check our fully mounted boards containing a mix of smt and thru hole. The concepts on all the machines are virtually the same, they got about 12-16 cameras, some pcb fixing and the rest is software. Some companies like Viscom and Orbitech have gone to the high extremes with thier designs and the price follows suit, around $290,000. Today I tested system called Opticheck from a company called M3 in Germany. It's just a simple scanner and some very intellegent software. This is only checking for placement errors and polarity errors, just what I need. Now comes the best part, the price : $45,000 for the inline model. Does anyone know this model or of anything similar?
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