Marantz UK user group meeting puts new AOI software through its paces

Soldering & Surface Mount Technology

ISSN: 0954-0911

Article publication date: 11 April 2008



(2008), "Marantz UK user group meeting puts new AOI software through its paces", Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Vol. 20 No. 2.



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Marantz UK user group meeting puts new AOI software through its paces

Article Type: Industry news From: Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, Volume 20, Issue 2.

Marantz Business Electronics' recent UK user group meeting created a unique learning environment for customers in this region to refresh their knowledge on the company's AOI technology. Not limited to existing technologies, the event also provided a useful opportunity for attendees to gain first hand experience with Marantz's innovative new SW V400 software suite.

Held over 15-16 January at ITRI Innovation Ltd's formerly known as Tin Technologies UK headquarters in St Albans, the UK user group meeting delivered a forum for engineers to learn more about Marantz AOI machines. Based around a “class room” set-up, the event featured the very latest 22XDL machine linked via an interactive projector screen. Harnessing the power of this technology, attendees were able to learn how they could maximise the potential of their machine's capacity for 24-bit colour defect detection, exceptional inspection accuracy and ultra fast programming.

The UK user group meeting was also an opportunity for attendees to discover Marantz's recently launched SW V400 software. Introducing an innovative one- step programming technique, the new software enables manufacturers to save an impressive 40 per cent in programming time for optimal productivity. Incorporating the latest histogram algorithms to utilise the true power of 24-bit colour imaging, SW V400 eliminates the need for multi camera configurations. Attendees were also invited to bring along their own live boards and data to simultaneously test out the new SW V400 software and learn the very latest programming techniques.

The Marantz team also introduced delegates to the new Marantz user group web-based forum and its latest addition, an intuitive, interactive help program. The program is specifically designed to help new engineers learn how to use Marantz AOI systems. Feedback from the event showed that attendees valued the opportunity to see the new Marantz technologies in action, while also strengthening their knowledge on existing systems.

One satisfied attendee, Murata's Matthew Cooper, commented: “It's really refreshing to deal with a company that is truly committed to ensuring that the customer has everything they need to maximise the performance of their machine. The event itself was a product of the Marantz team listening to and then supporting customers' unique requirements. Too often, companies go for a one-hit sale and you never hear from them again. But, I'm pleased to say, Marantz is different. An open meeting like the UK User Group Meeting will definitely help the company build and strengthen what is already a great product.”

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