By: Scancad  11-11-2011
Keywords: Scanner, Stencil Inspection


ScanPLACE increases production efficiency by using off-line comparison of actual PCBs and Stencils against Gerber files and/or a "golden board." Pre-production check verifies revisions against each other before the first production run. Eliminate surprises.


Scan a component to automatically calculate and register the following information:

  • Lead Pitch, Lead Size, Body Size
  • Lead Groups, Pick Up Location, etc.
  • Specific Vision Data outputs for Fuji SMD3 and Siemens SIPLACE
  • Generic Vision ASCII files for other suppliers.


ScanPLACE uses a combination of editing functions to ensure that all information has been inserted correctly. This off-line verification significantly reduces first article setup time. Overlay CAD and/or Gerber data and compare:

  • Loaded Boards
  • Bare Boards
  • Stencils
  • Components
  • Wet Glue / Solder Paste/ Epoxy


ScanPLACE increases productivity with the ability to scan the first article and compare it to the CAD data.


  • Flexible:  Use one workstation to produce assembly files for multi-vendor Surface Mount, Insertion, Test, Inspection and Dispensing machines.
  • Powerful:  Use one workstation to inspect stencils, screens and bare or loaded boards.
  • Accurate:  Find and eliminate errors with Loaded PCBs, Wet Solder Paste, Glue, etc.
  • Fast:  Decrease programming time from days to hours.
  • Easy:  PC based system.


  • High-Resolution Color Flatbed Scanner,
    Size A3, A4:(400/1000/2000/3200*/4000* dpi)
  • Calibrated Accuracy: ± 0.0015” (± 0.0381mm) over 16" (420mm)
  • A3-Scanning Bed Area: 11.7" x 16.5" (297mm x 420mm)
  • A4-Scanning Bed Area: 8.5" x 11.5" (216mm x 292mm)
  • Maximum Work Area: 32.0" x 32.0" (813mm x 813mm)

  • *Reduced Scanning area for 3200 & 4000 dpi. COMPUTER*
  • Pentium (3GHz) Personal Computer
  • 80 GB HD, 2 GB RAM
  • CD-ROM (CD-RW for archive purposes)
  • Monitor
  • Printer
  • Win XP Service Pack 2
  • 2 available USB ports

  • *Recommended customer supplied minimum PC requirements. ADDITIONAL SYSTEM COMPONENTS
  • Precision Glass Calibration Grid
  • Scanner Interface Card/Cable
  • Software Protection Key
  • Scanning Accessory Package
  • Custom Desk (Optional)
  • The following are trademarks of the indicated companies: Gerber, The Gerber Scientific Instrument Company; HP-GL, HP, Hewlett-Packard; Windows XP, Microsoft®. ScanPlace™ is a trademark of ScanCAD International, Inc.

Keywords: Scanner, Stencil Inspection

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