Despite the care and attention paid to the manufacturing processes there are still circumstances where the process itself can induce errors.
Prima owns two identical Automatic Optical Inspection machines, the primary uses of which include solder joint inspection, checking for skewed or tombstones parts, orientation issues and includes optical character recognition features. In addition to the two inspection machines we also have a programming station and an off line repair station. This allows for corrective actions to be undertaken offline and immediately without tying up capacity on the machines themselves.
Every board goes through AOI and the images generated are kept on file for future reference if needed.