Pennsylvania headquartered gas detection solutions provider Industrial Scientific recently completed an extensive review of AOI equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to upgrade their SMT assembly capabilities. Industrial Scientific’s wide ranging gas detection products and services support myriad industries on, below and above the ground to maintain worker safety. Industrial Scientific can even be found on the International Space Station.
When it became clear some months ago that their AOI capabilities needed to be stepped up, the project proceeded in a fashion characteristic for the company.
As SMT engineer Jeremy Goodman explained, “We are an employee first organization… and not just in name. So, two key members of our evaluation team reviewing 6 potential vendors were line operators responsible for running the process, Jeremy Crouch and Paulet Lang.”
“From a top-down point of view, Programmability and Future proofing were our two key objectives. Specifically, the speed with which we could create and implement new programs, and a development roadmap that could cover our own changing product requirements over the coming five years.”
“Murray Percival Co. presented us the Mirtec offerings, and we found their MV7 Omni both highly visual and rugged enough to quickly and efficiently support our flexible 20 hour daily manufacturing schedule,” Goodman added. “And from a packaging perspective, both our 0201 usage and especially .5mm BGA coplanarity concerns are substantively addressed by the MV7.”