US Patent No. 10,194,570

MOUNTER AND METHOD FOR INSPECTING SUCTION POSTURE OF ELECTRONIC COMPONENT USING MOUNTER


Patent No. 10,194,570
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Mounter And Method For Inspecting Suction Posture Of Electronic Component Using Mounter
Inventorship Yoshiyuki Fukaya, Chiryu (JP)
Assignee FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu-shi (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,194,570

1. A mounter comprising:a head unit that includes a suction nozzle capable of picking up an electronic component and is configured to transfer the electronic component to a specified position on a circuit board;
an imaging device configured to image a pickup orientation of the electronic component picked up by the suction nozzle; and
circuitry configured to:
extract component data of the electronic component to be transferred by the head unit,
move the head unit to a component feeder that supplies the electronic component,
image a lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device and calculate a lower limit of the suction nozzle,
pick up the electronic component by lowering the suction nozzle,
image a side surface of the electronic component and the lower section of the suction nozzle using the imaging device,
compare a size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component to a predetermined threshold value,
process the image of the side surface of electronic component using a first image processing method to determine a thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is greater than the predetermined threshold,
process the image of the side surface of the electronic component using a second image processing method to determine the thickness of the electronic component when the size of the image of the side surface of the electronic component is less than the predetermined threshold,
compare the determined thickness of the electronic component with an allowance value, and
transfer the electronic component to the specified position on the circuit board when the determined thickness of the electronic component is less than the allowance value, wherein
the first image processing method includes a first image processing range and a first image processing accuracy, and the second image processing method includes a second image processing range and a second image processing accuracy, the second image processing range being greater than the first image processing range, and the first image processing accuracy being greater than the second image processing accuracy, and
an imaging range of the imaging device is fixed.