Automated Optical Inspection Systems (AOI systems)

VisionGauge® OnLine Automated Optical Inspection system (AOI systems) are fully-automated 3D inspection and measurement systems capable of delivering high-accuracy results for various applications and industries. Many different configurations are available, depending on the requirements of the application.

High-Accuracy, High-Speed Automated Optical Inspection Systems

VisionGauge® Online High-Speed Automated Optical Inspection systems are the ideal solution for demanding high-throughput, high-resolution applications. These systems are suitable for a wide range of applications requiring automated defect detection and high-accuracy measurements, including  MicroElectroMechanical systems (for MEMS inspection or MEMS measurement), semiconductor and discrete device inspection and measurement, and much  more.

High-accuracy, high-speed AOI systems
VisionGauge® High-Speed, High-Accuracy AOI System inspection area

VisionGauge® Online High-Speed AOI machines are multi-processor based automated inspection systems that support concurrent image analysis and stage motion. It is a complete, fully-contained, self-standing unit in a full gantry configuration (i.e. the camera moves over the parts; the parts themselves do not move).

These systems are available with a resolution as fine as 0.1 micron. Multiple customizations are possible to meet application-specific requirements including modifications to the camera, optics, illumination module, fixtures, and more. An optional LASER module for automated laser profiling can also be integrated. We provide a wide range of travels, short and long, and a high-speed 240 VAC servomotor motion system for rapid, accurate positioning.

VisionGauge® Online High-Speed Automated Optical Inspection machines are powerful, but easy to use and easy to program. Fully-automated inspection and measurement programs (i.e. "recipes") are created and modified using VisionGauge®'s intuitive Graphical User Interface. Programs can be saved to disk and read-in later on, allowing the possibility to manage different inspection routines for different parts.

VisionGauge® OnLine software includes a wide range of inspection and measurement tools, including:

  • Defect detection
  • Color verification
  • Pattern matching
  • High-accuracy measurements
  • Object counting & sizing
  • Assembly verification
  • Image analysis
  • Blob analysis
  • Presence/absence detection
  • Optical character recognition / verification
  • and much more...

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High-Accuracy AOI Systems for 3D Inspection and Measurement

VisionGauge® High-Accuracy AOI Systems are fully-automated, full-color systems capable of high-accuracy measurements, automated defect detection, color verification, optical character recognition, and much more.

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) system

Our automated optical inspection equipment features high-precision, crossed-roller movements with 0.1 micron encoder feedback and micro-stepping motor controller capable of ultra-fine movements. All axes can be automated and are controlled using an external multi-axis, 3-speed joystick or on-screen joystick controls.

The built-in "Auto-Focus" provides fast, accurate, and repeatable re-focusing. With VisionGauge® OnLine's intuitive 'teach' mode, it is easy to create part programs, then let the system perform automated measurements. Programs can be automatically loaded, saved, and read-in from disk so they are ready to operate as soon as the part is in place. VisionGauge® OnLine's extensive set of measurement tools and "Auto-Scan" feature is perfect for applications requiring automatic defect detection.

An open-frame stage with a glass insert allows for both transmitted and reflected illumination. Half- and full-bridge configurations are also available - for example, if your application requires heavy loads and long travels. Standard configurations are available 'off the shelf' and non-standard configurations can also be easily accommodated:  We have a great deal of experience with customization and can configure a system to meet your specific requirements.

Small Automated Optical Inspection System (AOI System) for Analog Video

An small model AOI System with an analog camera

Download a pdf with more information about the VisionGauge® High-Accuracy (AOI) Automated Optical Inspection System.

All VisionGauge® Automated Optical Inspection systems are built around the powerful and easy-to-use VisionGauge® OnLine software:

Part Groups Interface in the VisionGauge OnLine software

Using the VisionGauge® OnLine software package, these systems have a simple and intuitive Windows™ interface and include a wide range of fully-integrated tools for imaging, automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated measurements, qualitative Pass/Fail inspection, pattern matching, optical character recognition and optical character verification (OCR & OCV), statistics, databasing, signal processing, reporting and much, much more!

These systems are very easy to program. Everything is done using the mouse & joystick, through VisionGauge's® intuitive graphical user interface making it quick and easy to review results, view images of "pass" or "fail" parts, export data to Excel or any other application, activate built-in SPC (with graphs as well as numerical & pass/fail statistics), etc...

Advanced software tools include:

  • robust and accurate Auto-Focus,
  • wide range of advanced edge-detection based sub-pixel-accurate measurement tools,
  • automatic registration tools,
  • powerful, rotation independent pattern matching tools,
  • color verification tools,
  • "Counting & Sizing" (blob analysis) tools,
  • power zoom,
  • programmable computer-controlled illumination,
  • and more... the software is continuously being updated and improved with new features and inspection tools.

VisionGauge® AOI Systems are widely-applicable and include a vast range of analysis and measurement tools to allow you to successfully solve countless inspection and measurement machine vision applications. See how automated inspection systems can help your business.

View more information about applications the VisionGauge® Automated Optical Inspection systems have been used to solve in various industries. Also, learn about our powerful and adaptable VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators and how they can solve your application.

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