AOI – Automatic Optical Inspection
For prototypes and high volume production alike, Gardien’s state-of-the-art AOI capabilities are designed to improve your test yields, throughputs and delivery times by rapidly scanning your products for active and potential defects that could otherwise be passed on to your clients with potentially disastrous consequences
AOI addresses the challenges of ever-increasing PCB density and diversity by introducing a repeatable, objective, precise, high-resolution inspection stage that is versatile and powerful enough to identify a huge range of potential problems in your boards before they arise, or are released to your customers.
Gardien improves your processes
Using AOI, Gardien can help you to detect problems that could otherwise slip through the manufacturing process. Problems that could compromise the functionality of your PCBs.
Violations in line widths or spacing. Excess and missing copper. Missing, extra, or badly-placed features. Wrongly sized apertures. Short circuits or near short circuits. Cuts. Hole breakages (holes drilled off their landing pads). Step-and-repeat errors. Positional errors. This catalog of PCB disasters describes just some of the more common problems that can develop on your boards during normal production. And which can be critical particularly if your PCBs are destined for high frequency, high voltage or high data transfer applications, or where there will be high amplification and input resistance factors.
Using its industry-beating AOI technologies, Gardien can detect these issues and many more like them in seconds, helping you to catch them early enough to eliminate them from your processes.
With Gardien’s early AOI coverage, you can catch and eliminate production problems before they develop, improving imaging and etching processes as well as other