Korean chipset logic inspection system with CMOS camera
GigE uEye CP - The tiny power pack for applications with PoE functionality
Sand is a good material on construction sites, in gardens or in sandboxes. But it also is the starting material for one of the most complex components imaginable: microchips. As centerpiece of each electronic circuit they are omnipresent: in smartphones, PC’s and myriads of control units. Our Korean client BluetileLab Co. Ltd. offers customized software solutions for machine vision systems in different industrial sectors. For a long time they have been searching for the right camera to be integrated in a chipset inspection application. At this year’s “Automation World Show Seoul” the BluetileLab engineers finally found what they were looking for: the GigE uEye 5250CP industrial camera from IDS together with accessories meets all conditions.
High speed and large quantities with regard to unimpeachable quality are essential criteria in the field of chip production. The client’s catalogue of requirements demanded a complete machine vision solution for a chip inspection application to replace the previously installed system using probe sensors.
Due to the changeover to visual inspection the throughput should increase significantly. To be precise, by means of the camera the chipset alignment on the tray as well as special characters on the chipsets can be inspected. In the latter, OCR (Optical Character Recognition) plays an important role. As under normal light conditions, chipset characters are hardly recognized which requires a combination of specific camera functions and light techniques for this particular application.
Thanks to IDS “it’s so easy”: The challenging task is accepted by the IDS Gigabit Ethernet industrial camera GigE uEye 5250CP with the sensitive 2 Megapixel CMOS sensor from e2v. The sensor allows switching between various shutter modes, which enable to capture sharp images of moving objects or extremely low-noise, high-contrast pictures.
Furthermore the camera supports windows XP, in that case a fundamental criterion for the camera selection - just as important as fast availability and suitable accessories, like comprising lenses, cables and lighting.
Dr. Ko, CTO of BluetileLab Co.Ltd., expresses its satisfaction with the efficient cooperation: “I was very pleased with how IDS Korea works together with their distributor and provides a total package for our project. They proposed us a turnkey solution including tested images and convinced us with their efforts.”
Microchips are literally available as the sand of the sea. To “sift” the defective out, reliable inspection systems are indispensable. To work cost-efficiently, speed is of the essence: The GigE uEye CP finds any defect.
In addition IDS provides the appropriate overall package including software, accessories, comprehensive consulting like feasibility analyses and last but not least fast delivery and long- term availability.
Whether at the IDS headquarters in Germany or in Korea or anywhere else in the world – we are at your service.