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Nordson YESTECH Introduces New High Speed FX-SL Automated Optical Inspection to Europe Market

29 May 2012

Carlsbad, CA, USA – Nordson YESTECH, a subsidiary of Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) and a leading supplier of automated optical and x-ray inspection systems for the electronics industry, introduced the new, high-speed FX SL advanced Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system to Europe at the SMD Hybrid Packaging 2012 exhibition. The international electronics event took place in Nuremberg, Germany, in conjunction with Yestech Europe.

Nordson YESTECH’s new FX SL is a development from the well-established and popular FX Series of AOI solutions. It features a three times image capture speed improvement in both on the fly or stop – start modes, plus all of the series’ existing functionality. Advanced 12 micron color camera imaging technology assures high speed PCBA inspection and exceptional defect coverage. With one top down viewing camera and four side viewing cameras, the FX Series inspects solder joints and verifies correct part assembly enabling users to improve process quality and increase throughput. 

The FX SL also includes Nordson YESTECH’s dual inspection technology, flexibly allowing users to benefit from both image matching and algorithm based inspection techniques within a single program. Image matching depends on building a reference image database of known good and defective board samples. The machine learns these images for comparison with the boards being inspected. Algorithm-based inspection uses rules, measurements and contrast location mechanisms that look for variations in light and dark grayscale or color patterns to identify a component and its surrounding area.

Providing both methods of inspection offers significant advantages for different production environments. In high mix situations with limited production runs, users can benefit from image-based inspection’s fast set-up time. Alternatively, algorithm-based inspection offers comprehensive and precise parameter control for high volume production. Accuracy is further improved by the FX SL’s new, more accurate x-y stage. Set-up times in multi-system installations is also reduced through library based software and copy-exact program portability.

 The FX SL offers fast throughput as well as set-up, allowing compatibility with even the highest speed production lines. It also integrates easily into production environments, with intuitive interfaces for operators, technicians and engineers. Additionally, the system enables real-time visibility and optimization of the manufacturing process through a comprehensive collection of SPC, data and image-based reports. “I’m delighted with the quality of the visitors we have had” commented Andy Bonner, Yestech Europe’s Managing Director. “We were spending our time talking to knowledgeable users seeking a closer understanding of how the new FX SL would benefit their production throughput and quality. We’re always happy to help users through these early stages of their research, as well as offering more formal consultancy and training as their project progresses.”

Don Miller, President and CEO of Nordson YESTECH, commenting on this latest system development, said. “Our development team has worked hard to bring this latest innovation to market and we are all delighted with the inspection speed increases and the way the SL handles our dual inspection mode with on-the-fly image capture. We are excited about how the FX-SL sets a new expectation for Automated Optical Inspection.”

Editor's Note
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For pricing and availability call Nordson YESTECH's USA HQ at: 760-918-8471 or visit the Nordson YESTECH website at http://www.nordsonyestech.com

 About Nordson YESTECH
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Nordson YESTECH is a leading provider of automated optical and high-resolution x-ray inspection systems, with integrated yield enhancement solutions for the printed circuit board assembly and advanced semiconductor-packaging industries, Nordson YESTECH is operated and managed by a team of industry experts with a history of success, bringing powerful and cost-effective inspection to the electronics market. The company has sales offices and customer support centers in North America, Asia and Europe. For more information on Nordson YESTECH and its products, visit www.nordsonyestech.com

About Nordson
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase speed, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, testing and inspection, and UV curing and surface plasma treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, building and construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson at www.nordson.com, twitter.com/Nordson_Corp, or Facebook.com/Nordson.