ACE electronics buys Viscom 3D AOI

One of the main components of Industry 4.0 is quality inspection and process control. ACE electronics recently invested in an AOI, an Automated Optical Inspection system with advanced features. This will enable them to continue producing reliable and complex PCB’s.

By ACE electronics

 After an intensive testperiod ACE electronics N.V. located in Diest (B) has selected the Viscom 3D AOI S3088 Ultra. Decisive factors such as the unique  3D and software features where complemented by the robust construction of the machine, the high measuring accuracy and exceptional image quality.

“The selection of an AOI machine is not easy and the demo’s that we received from different manufacturors were relative comparable.” says Johan Lieten , Sales & Logistics Manager at ACE electronics . “But when we looked in more detail into the specifications and the software of the S3088 Ultra machine we started to clearly see the differences. Also the results of the more in depht tests were very impressive.”

Viscom is the European marketleader of inspection systems and preferred supplier for customers that focus on complex PCB’s in high tech industries. The last few years the company has been strongly focussing on the development of their new software platform vVision. This allows the user to very simply program, fine-tune and operate the machine, regardless if they are producing small or large production batches.

“Our customer portfolio is very wide, and we produce a combination of mid-volume batches for all types of end-users and markets. This makes fast programming and the detection of all defects very crucial for us.” says Mr. Lieten. “And same as our customers request from us, we also request one indispensable feature when purchasing an AOI machine: reliability.”

As our customers request reliability from us, we request the same from an AOI machine.

The combination of the orthogonal top camera, 8 angle view camera’s and the digital 3D fringe projector guarantees an unprecedented accuray, and is all Made in Germany. Smd-Tec is in the Benelux region the local support for installation, training and service. But also the proximity of Viscom to the Benelux region gives the customer the opportunity to be in direct contact with the manufacturor. This interaction has a double benefit as the customer can count on the highest level of support, and Viscom gets direct feedback to allow even more customer required features in their systems.

“We are very happy with the investment that ACE electronics has made and therewith clearly emphasizing the commitment to their customers.” concludes Tom Van Tongelen, CEO at Smd-Tec. “With this system they will without any doubt have the ability to offer the highest available quality.

Geert de Peuter CEO of Caeleste

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By Caeleste

Since September 1, Geert de Peuter is CEO of Caeleste. One of his first tasks as new CEO of Caeleste is to strengthen the organization after the fast growth during the last years and to bring the internal organization to support the present size and the future growth of the company. Geert will also work on the further growth of the company, the growth of the external network and on a further diversification of the image sensor portfolio and associated activities.

Geert obtained a master’s degree in electronic engineering and pursued his passion for micro-electronics by joining Alcatel’s ASIC design team. There his personal technical contributions and leadership in ASIC solutions for fiber and copper access products as well as network processors were a stepping stone in a series of successful engineering projects that led to a leading market position in broadband access.

Geert also nurtured the start-up and fortification of the Alcatel-Lucent DSL Physical Layer team (i.e. twisted-pair broadband access technology), which evolved into the company and industry reference for broadband access product (r)evolutions. The last five years, Geert managed the ASIC/hardware research team at Nokia Bell Labs, where he focused on groundbreaking, industry-relevant research for fixed and converged broadband innovations.