Fremont, CA. Saki has introduced Saki Self-Programming (SSP) software, which the company describes as the first self-programming software for solder-paste inspection (SPI) and automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment. Saki Self-Programming software, installed on Saki’s 3D SPI and 3D AOI systems, makes programming fast and easy, and it doesn’t require any special programming skill or training. All you need is the Gerber and centroid CAD data. The software does the rest. Saki will highlight the software at SMTA International October 16-17 in Rosemont, IL, in the Fuji America Booth
With Saki Self-Programming, one program can be used for all your inspection systems—SPI, pre-reflow, and post-reflow. There is no need to program each machine separately. The inspection program can be generated without first preparing a golden printed circuit board. This especially saves time for businesses that are primarily based on new product introduction and those with customers requesting high-mix/low-volume production with short delivery time. Furthermore, since the Offline Debug Function allows fine-tuning to be done remotely without stopping the production line, the time for the user to work with the inspection equipment is minimized.
“Until now, the accuracy of the inspection process depended not just on the inspection system itself, but on the skill level, characteristics, abilities, standardization, and procedures followed by the programmer,” said Satoshi Otake, general manager, SAKI Americas. “Saki Self-Programming software eliminates the variables of the programmers and their programming procedures.”
“Saki Self-Programming is the first self-programming software in the industry. It not only automates programming, but also the calibration of the machine, diagnostics, maintenance, inspection, data collection, and extensive reporting functions,” explained Sakie (Jodie) Akiyama, president and co-founder of Saki Corp.. “True M2M communication can’t happen without it. Software drives the communication in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication and is an enabler for the SMART Factory and Industry 4.0. Saki Self-Programming software is part of Saki’s SMART initiative. To really make SMART and M2M work, we need SMART machines, a SMART factory, and a SMART company.”