Inspection process. TIPS
Wired vs WIFI internet connection
The inspection process time is strongly dependent on the internet speed. If your images needs more than 10 seconds to get fully uploaded, you will get a “TIMEOUT ERROR” message.
We recommend a wired connection and speeds of 100-1000Mbps
The faster the internet speed, the faster the inspection.
If your premises do not have or have low speed internet access, our OFFLINE inspection platform could be what you need. Contact us for more information.
Light sources and panel/circuit orientation
The inspection platform uses 2 LED lights and diffuser panels to get rid of cast shadows. But if you take photos of the circuits varying its orientation every inspection, large electronic elements (like capacitors, coils and connectors) present on the circuits/ panels will be seen differently from the camera’s point of view.
Try to place the circuit always with the same orientation.
The software is capable, within a second, of auto-aligning the images, but the light projected will fall very differently over the electronic components if the circuit is rotated by 90/180 degrees. That will lead the neural network to make mistakes when looking for faults. Try to avoid it always placing the panels/circuits with the same orientation.
Our latest inspection tool (5.X) will let you know, with a warning message, that you have not placed the PCBA/panel correctly and how to correct that.
Optical / Digital ZOOM
When using a DIGITAL ZOOM, the camera’s optics are not adjusted. It is accomplished electronically, so no optical resolution is gained. That means that you are not providing useful info to the software.
If you are using our inspection platform and are inspecting a small circuit/panel: Move the camera DOWN until it is about 45 cm over from the circuit you are inspecting. The structure of the platform will not allow going down further in any case. From that distance, take the photos.
Do not use the camera controls to increase the size of the circuit/ panel. That will only degrade the quality of the image taken. The Raspberry 400 will take control of the camera and set the best configuration under every circumstance.