While the standard APT-9411CE comes with 4 flying probes to access the topside of the board and 2 fixed probes for accessing the bottomside of the board, there is a Bottomside Flying Probe Retrofit Kit available which can be added at any time. This bottom side flying probe capability can be added to any existing APT-9411CE system so it is available when needed without the upfront expenditure. This modularity is unique to TAKAYA systems and provides insurance for the APT-9411CE user so they are not forced to buy more system then is currently needed, with the knowledge that it can be added later if ever needed.The APT-9411CE is the workhorse of the APT-9xxx-Series with a test area that can handle printed circuit boards up to a maximum size of 21” by 18”. This allows it to handle the maximum size produced by most existing SMT lines and offers a good price point and small footprint relative to other systems.
As with all TAKAYA APT-9xxx-Series systems, the APT-9411CE was designed for use by manufacturers that require the most accurate and reliable system, with the ease-of-use and fast program development that provides the quick-turn response, demanded by a prototype environment. It provides the highest reliability, accuracy, and ease-of-use available on the market, capabilities that are crucial to test operations that are expected to be able to deliver the highest quality of test, within a day of receiving CAD files and first article, and do it reliably day-after-day.
In addition to the base system capabilities, a wide range of capabilities can be added to the APT-9411CE to increase coverage or incorporate complementary test strategies, including:
- Power on tests
- functional tests
- digital tests
- programmable power supplies
- barcode recognition with camera
- advanced vision test system
- integration of external measurement equipment
- gain measurements
- in-line compatibility (SMEMA)
- open pin checker
- Flash/EEPROM programming
- Boundary Scan
- full compatibility of all APT test programs
While providing outstanding test coverage, the APT-9411CE offers superior ongoing cost-of-ownership benefits. The APT-9411CE requires minimal floor space, which saves expensive production area. In addition, the power consumption of the proven mechanical architecture is much less than other designs and no air is required for standard operation. The precise control system ensures the most silent operation, which allows it to be used in almost every environment and its ergonomic design reduces strain on the operator.