With supply chain challenges, component shortages and the increasing threat of counterfeiting, it has never been more important to know exactly what is being assembled onto every PCB. ASM recognized this and, to assist users, their latest software version allows simple integration of Cybord’s AI driven software solution which provides in-line component counterfeit detection, qualification, and analytics.
By design, Cybord utilizes the images already captured by the in-place vision system right after a component is picked up. The images are processed using an advanced artificial intelligence algorithm that leverages an enormous cloud-based database to analyze each component. All components are checked for authenticity, homogeneity, solderability, visual defects, and evidence of tampering.
Zeev Efrat, Cybord CEO, commented: “We are delighted to work with ASM to enable their users to continue to deliver world-class products, even during turbulent times when the component and production markets face enormous supply chain challenges.
“We have found our solution really resonates with OEMs and EMS companies alike, driving yield and efficiency improvements in manufacturing, while providing detailed traceability and the peace of mind that brings.”
ASM are constantly driving improvements in quality and performance for their customers as they drive towards their own digital transformation. Sven Buchholz, VP Portfolio Management explains: “Without software in place to ensure that parts are traceable, genuine, and reliable, manufacturers are taking risks with their own business reputation and that of their customers. Considering today’s challenging market, it is now possible to apply a zero-trust approach and to check every part.
“With this new software update, and because the Cybord solution uses existing hardware, we have made installation simple, fast and frictionless.”
Dr. Eyal Weiss, Cybord’s CTO explains that in fact, “all the evidence for qualifying a component can be extracted from its image given an adept tool. This is because every type of counterfeit leaves and external evidence on the component package case, and most quality issues caused after production leave external evidence. For example, poor storage and handling deteriorates the soldering lead finish.
“Tests in a real industrial production environment will be possible. This will allow interested customers to see the performance of Cybord’s AI software under production conditions and allow ASM to collect customer feedback and ideas how the collected data shall be used to develop new functionality to avoid products with counterfeit, or defective, or over aged components.”
Cybord’s solution implements AI & big data technology that uses the images of the component top or bottom to authenticate every component, Keeping the image ensures lifetime traceability and protects the product against counterfeit, age, defects, and cyber malware. Cybord provides an inspection report for each electronic board, including a quality score for each component. The solution checks that there was no tampering on any items and keeps a visual image of all components for future traceability purposes.
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The SMT Solutions Segment of ASM Pacific Technology
The mission of the SMT Solutions segment within the ASM Pacific Technology Group (ASMPT) is to implement and support the smart SMT factory at electronics manufacturers worldwide.
ASM solutions such as SIPLACE placement systems, DEK printing systems and the ASM vision systems support the networking, automation and optimization of central workflows with hardware, software and services that enable electronics manufacturers to transition to the smart SMT factory in stages and enjoy dramatic improvements in productivity, flexibility and quality.
Since maintaining close relationships with customers and partners is a central component of its strategy, the company has established the SMT Smart Network as a global forum for the active exchange of information between and with smart champions.
For more information about ASM, visit www.asm-smt.com