Our Mantis Elite Microscope
This microscope is vital to our surface mount process, allowing our surface mount technicians to quickly inspect boards before and after reflow.
To assist the A Squared technicians in their skilled tasks on the shop floor, we decided to invest in a Mantis Elite Ergonomic stereo microscope. This is a great addition to our growing inventory of specialised equipment.
Mantis Elite is vital to our surface mount process, allowing our surface mount technicians to quickly inspect boards before and after reflow. It’s assistance in fault finding has been crucial to identifying faults and then providing us with an image to carry out the required rework.
Mantis Elite is a patented ‘eyepieceless’ stereo microscope, offering superb 3-D imaging. The operator is more comfortable when viewing and this reduces operator fatigue and increases productivity.
The ability to change magnification from X4 to X8 within seconds has been extremely helpful when looking at components to ensure the rework has been done correctly, this means reworking the smallest of components is done with confidence and reduces handling time.
We have used this to our advantage when inspecting components with sizes of 0402 and microcontrollers with 176 pins with QFP packages. This is amongst other small and fine pitch components that Mantis Elite assists us on a daily basis. The level of detail of the image produced assists with improving the overall efficiency and quality of our products, creating a faster turnaround of production runs and projects for our customers.