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Landrex Optima II AOI

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 16 October, 2008


Does anyone know anything about this system? We currently use YesTech M1 AOI but are looking into this machine. Particularly the model 7301. Any insight you can provide as far as performance compared to YesTech or just over-all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 26 October, 2008

Hello Reese,

You may want to check out MIRTEC's MV-7 machine. It is simple to use, like your YESTech M1 (we looked at YESTech before selecting MIRTEC). But unlike the M1, the MIRTEC MV-7 has five 2 meg cameras, and a laser inspection option as well... What can I say, I am a techno geek at heart!

I currently own three MIRTEC machines. I could not be happier with the performance of these systems.

Just my two cents...

Best of luck,


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Landrex Optima II AOI | 29 October, 2008

Hello Reese,

I had an opportunity to look at the Yestech B3, Mirtec MV-3 and the Landrex Optima. Although I was looking at Desktop AOI Systems, Landrex was very persistent in getting an in line system in front of me at the time. The first machine I looked at was the Yestech. It was very simple to program, and I was OK with the results. Not bad for the price. I prorbaly would have settled for this machine if I did not have time to look at any others. Landrex was next. I found the programming was not nearly as user friendly as the Yestech. But the price they were offering was hard to pass up. The next machine I saw was the MIRTEC MV-3. I found the programming to be very similar to the Yestech machine, even easier. Where the MIRTEC machine really stood out, was at finding defects. The machine was picking up some very questionable solder calls (Ones I would certainly want rejected intially), where the other systems I looked at were not picking up the all the same calls. The side cameras on the MIRTEC were also extremely valuable to use. When the system found a defect, I could actually look at the defect from 5 different views to determnine if it was really a defect or not. The other systenms, I was forced to remove the board from the machine and view the call in the Mantis scope. Very time consuming. We ended up with the MIRTEC machine and have plans to add another machine at our facility.

Good Luck

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 31 October, 2008

Hi Reese, What kind of shop are you? Do you have a dedicated line or are you re-configuring your line often? Do you have a high product mix? As others have mentioned, the Mirtec and the YESTech you currently own are much easier to program and use than the Landrix system you are asking about. We have the YESTech here and after looking at both the Landrix and Mirtec, we chose the YESTech for a great many reasons. We actually looked at their M1 system which was a great little unit, but too small for our boards. We chose their inline version as it was a better fit for our process, but we did like the features of the M1 and would have got that one if it had fit. The Landrex platform itself was more complicated to program than the YESTech platform was. The inspection speed was OK, but the programming was very difficult and the debug time was long. I got the feeling that with the Landrix, we would have to dedicate an engineer to the system, and we couldn't see having to assign somebody to it alone

AOI is one thing that we rely on heavily and I would be real hesitant to add a more difficult system into my process.

Just my two cents�

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 4 November, 2008

Thank you all for the great responses. We to looked at tne Mirtec before settling on the YesTech. I felt the machine software was better structured and organized and the system caught more faults on our "broken" board than the other system did (We looked at Chrsitopher as well.). Unfortunately, I was involved in the decision on which vendor to go with, but not which system. If I had to do it over again, I would have gone with the YTV-F1 which as 5 cameras, similar to the Mirtec system mentioned earlier. They decided on the M1 because of the smaller footprint, which is a little funny, because we have more space than we know what to do with:) But, to make a long story short, after researching the Landrex system a bit further, I discovered the system cameras were monochrome. This was a bit surprising to me since all their brochures showed color pictures for the frame captures. The sales rep called it "good advertising". I call it false advertising. Well that's where I ended it. This system was competively priced but mainly used for solder inspection, although, according to the sales rep, you could use it for mark inspection also. We just weren't interested in going down that road for a system that was obviously infurior to the other systems we had looked at. But thanks again for your input.

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 7 November, 2008

We are little bit interested with the Yestech YTV-F1 series machine.

We are using Landrex AOI eversince ( formerly Teradyne ), the OPTIMA II-7301.

How about the price? the OPTIMA-II cost about $97K including the repair station.

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Landrex Optima II AOI | 8 November, 2008

I think you'll find that the YTV-F1 system is comparatively priced at around $100K. Plus it has a color camera and more functionality than what you will get with the Landrex system. You might also look at what Mirtec has. I have only used them for a demo, but they are very close to what the YesTech offers.

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