Production quality is monitored by aid of automated optical inspection (AOI). The AOI was purchased by Icom-Scottech from Prey By Detech Systems. The machine is capable of
detecting misplacement and orientation errors on components down to 1005 and 0.3mm pitch. Max PCB dimensions are 475 x 450 x 60 mm
We also utilise the solder defect inspection capabilities of the machine. It allows the inspection of components pre-reflow, so that any placement errors or irregularities can be corrected before reflow soldering, thus reducing rework.
The machine is also capable of first article inspection and comparison, which Icom-Scottech use to inspect all thru-hole PCBs prior to shipment.