Quality Assurance – Test & Automated Optical Inspection

EasyVision Quality Assurance Process

Kasdon is conscious that its reputation for high quality PCB assemblies needs to be continually maintained and enhanced. Our commitment to quality therefore is all encompassing throughout the business. Our staff are our finest asset and most of them have a wealth of PCB assembly experience gained over many years of service. We understand, however, that ongoing improvements are not only necessary but also vital to our continued success. To this end Kasdon staff undergo continuous “in-house” and external training to IPC 610 standard. Specific equipment training is regularly assessed and improved where necessary.

Our facility has attained ISO 9001:2008 accreditation as well as a number of customer specific approvals.

Our products are quite varied in how they are assured for quality before anything leaves for the customer. To this end we have a range of methods and systems used.

optical inspectionAutomated Optical Inspection / AOI

Kasdon employs British made (and indeed locally made) Easy Vision Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) Systems for all surface mount assembly prior to passing onto the next stage of assembly. These systems allow us to perform:

  • First off checks to ensure validity of automated assembly programme.
  • Polarity and positional accuracy checks for all components.
  • Solder inspection & validation.
  • Statistical analysis of assembly defects to assist continuous improvement programme
  • Serial numbering and batch control.

aoiAutomated Functional Test

Test fixtures used can either be designed and manufactured by Kasdon in conjunction with our design team or supplied by our customers. They are a vital part of our QA strategy and allow us to check as much as possible the full validity of a product before it leaves us.

Assisted Visual Inspection

Not all products allow for the use of a full test. To this end we have highly skilled personnel using a range of Vision Engineering equipment i.e. Mantis, Lynx Microscopes etc. these allow us to perform detailed inspection for component accuracy and solder inspection.