Koh Young Technology, the industry-leader in True 3D measurement-based inspection solutions, is proud to announce its KPO Printer technology earned the Global Technology Award for Best Process Control Software from Global SMT & Packaging. We accepted the award from Trevor Galbraith, Publisher of Global SMT & Packaging magazine, during SMTA International in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 02 November 2022.

Product miniaturization is driving smaller apertures, finer solders, and complex designs, which makes printing a sophisticated process with significant impact on yield. Typically, print process expert must constantly adjust print parameters to ensure a stable process. Yet, Koh Young is creating an autonomous, connected electronics manufacturing environment for defect-free production using its growing suite of AI-powered process optimization tools.

The latest solution is KPO Printer (Koh Young Process Optimizer for Printers), which uses a proprietary Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) engine we developed locally to help machines solve print process challenges. KPO Printer exercises complex algorithms to diagnose issues, recommend parameters, and improve print quality. With our own AI and Machine Learning tools, KPO Printer:

  1. Analyzes relationships between programs and print parameters to determine if the current printer settings can facilitate a printer DOE
  2. Optimizes the print process with real-time printer and Solder Paste Inspection (SPI) data correlation to recommend ideal process parameters
  3. Provides real-time performance diagnostics with anomaly detection algorithms to identify and alert users about process issues and trends

KPO Printer defines the optimal parameter settings and eliminates the need for trial-and-error experiments,” commented Ray Welch, Senior Applications Engineer at Koh Young America. KPO Printer uses active communication between the printer and our SPI to implement necessary process changes in real-time. “We make print process optimization easy. Our AI-powered solution delivers automated process reliability and consistency, allowing manufacturers to achieve greater productivity and efficiency. KPO Printer is the evolved solution for process reliability without print process expertise.”

If you want to learn more about the award-winning solutions from Koh Young, visit our regional website at www.kohyoungamerica.com.