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Ergonomics and A “Real-life”View is What Makes Mantis A Popular Inspection Tool

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing have been using their Mantis for more than 15 years for inspecting their PCBs, soupgrading to the Mantis Elite was an easy decision to make.​

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing is one of Australia’s most premier Electronic Manufacturing Service providers. 

Since 1995, we have provided cost-effective services in the purchasing, assembly and testing of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and other electronic products. Services range from quick-turn prototypes and low-to-high volume production.

Investing in another Mantis inspection system

Advanced Technology & Manufacturing have been utilising Vision Engineering’s Mantis inspection microscope for over 15 years and recently upgraded to a Mantis Elite with 4x and 10x magnification lenses.

The Mantis Elite is used to inspect very small components and solder joints on printed circuit boards.

Ergonomic advantage

As the Mantis Elite is an important part of the production process, checking for alignment of the very small 0201 components and the solder joints themselves, it is imperative that it is as ergonomic as possible for potential long-term use.

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Mantis Elite with interchangeable turret allowing users to easily rotate between two objective lenses.

 

Mantis Elite benefits from an ‘eyepieceless’ viewer, specifically designed to optimise the ergonomics of the operator. This allows the user to keep their head and back straight rather than crouched over eyepieces. The engineers can also use the Mantis while still wearing their safety goggles or glasses. Mantis Elite benefits from an ‘eyepieceless’ viewer, specifically designed to optimise the ergonomics of the operator. This allows the user to keep their head and back straight rather than crouched over eyepieces. The engineers can also use the Mantis while still wearing their safety goggles or glasses.

Benefits of optical inspection

With recent technological advantages in digital inspection solutions, Advanced Technology & Manufacturing still prefer to use a pure optical solution to inspect their PCBs. What you see is a “real-life” view and for some applications requiring a high level of intricacy, pure optics is a preferred solution. As Mantis is designed to provide a wide field-of-view and enhanced hand-to-eye coordination, these features can make it easier to inspect and rework.

Jason Dean, Production Manager at Advanced Technology & Manufacturing explains why they decided to invest in a Mantis Elite, to replace their existing Mantis:

“The Mantis delivers great vision and high-powered inspection and is easy on eye strain with long term use.  The real-life view is what makes the Mantis stand out over digital inspection units. We also like the dual lens capability on the Mantis Elite and the difference zoom lenses available”.

“We would highly recommend working with Hawker Richardson to find your inspection solution”.

Jason Dean, Production Manager, Advanced Technology & Manufacturing