Our investment in technology is key to a constant pursuit of quality. We make every attempt to ensure quality during every step of the surface mount assembly process. PC boards face an initial automated inspection followed by Solder Paste Inspection (SPI). We utilize Automated Optical Inspection as part of our SMT line inspection. Automated inspection processes provide our customers with state-of-the-art inspection technology so you can rest assured that the board assembly you receive exceeds normal production standards.
While visual inspection of a solder joint, PCB components, etc. will always have a place in manufacturing, automated inspection when applied correctly provides an extremely reliable indicator of process problems and component defects. Assembly and inspection are areas of constant improvement at TFS. Global competition and high-quality standards demand reliable and fast inspection methods. SPI and AOI significantly help to provide quality boards to our customers. We guarantee that every board we create is both thoroughly visually inspected by our automated inspection processes.
Automated inspection equipment is a tireless and reliable worker. Even the best most experienced employees cannot be as consistent, hour to hour, and day to day as properly operated automated inspection equipment. When combined with board-level identification, AOI is a time saver as well. With decreased component size, the positional accuracy of the SMT process is increasingly important. Verifying positional accuracy becomes near impossible with a visual inspection. AOI also allows flexibility at the different stages of the production process. The use of AOI allows lower costs without sacrificing quality