High-precision pin inspection optimizes press-fit operations

Press-fit connectors that go exactly where you want them to

Demand for electronic components is constantly growing, in turn increasing the quantities involved in PCB production. To ensure that the connections to the periphery are secure, wire connections are no longer soldered onto PCBs. Instead, a procedure called the “press-fit method” is used. This involves pressing the connectors through holes on the PCB at high pressure. The quality of each individual connection can be monitored by the Pinspector quality control system from SICK, which is already being successfully used in the automotive electronics industry. Continue reading

Ranger 3D Vision Camera unlocks Opportunities

Maximum Performance Thanks to Additional Height Monitoring

scanware electronic GmbH in Bickenbach, Germany, develops and manufactures inspection systems for the 3D quality control of pharmaceutical products during the packing process. Nowadays, 2D cameras are no longer up to the inspection tasks set by packaging machine manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies. That’s why, for ten years now, scanware has relied on the high-resolution, versatile Ranger 3D vision camera from SICK when it comes to developing custom solutions. The extremely high speed during the transmission of the line profiles can even keep up with especially fast-paced packaging machines – meaning that quality doesn’t fall by the wayside. Continue reading

Food

Food inspection with 3D color cameras Ranger E

When it comes to foods, consumers primarily perceive the shape and color of the products as important indicators of quality. Broken cookies, missing frostings, or baking produce showing excessive browning – perhaps even in combination – suggest flaws in the production process. In their efforts to deliver only impeccable, high-quality goods to retail stores, a growing number of producers rely on inline inspections of shape and color using the ColorRanger E 3D color camera. Continue reading