Saki's Software Suites

Saki's entire line of BF-SPI, BF-AOI, and BF-AXI inspection and measurement systems include software program options that help you make the most of your Saki investment. All BF-family software suites can be connected and linked to each other.

Saki's Auto Programming Software significantly reduces library creation time. Optimal inspection libraries are automatically assigned and created utilizing Gerber and CAD data. Saki's 3D AOI series uses pad shape information to provide automatic inspection based on IPC standards. Reliable threshold settings are determined from statistical information and model images are provided in the offline debug feature, installed as standard on every machine. This greatly improves the reliability of inspection performance and results, regardless of user skill level.

BF-Editor (AOI)

The BF-Editor is an off-line programming and debugging software that lets you create, edit, and debug inspection programs on your PC.

BF-Editor generates inspection data prior to production. Component and position information is generated from various data formats, such as CAD, BOM, component placement, and Gerber data, and added to the inspection data library. Once individual component inspection data is generated, it can be stored in the data library and used to create inspection data for different substrate designs. Because the data includes actual images, it can be used as pass/fail reference data to use for review comparisons to improve inspection data. BF-Editor is capable of editing data remotely while inspection is being performed.

BF2-Monitor (AOI)

Saki has 2 software systems to review and repair defects. The BF-RP1 is designed as the software for Saki's 2D AOI systems. The BF2-Monitor is the software for the 3D SPI and 3D AOI systems.

Saki's repair software lets you review and repair defects. Installed on your repair or rework station, it visually displays defects and no good (NG) images alongside good images to make repair easier. The BF2-Monitor cannot be used with 2D inspection machines or X-ray inspection.

Repair system enables an operator to easily check failures detected in parts. The image of the defect and the accompanying 3D data are displayed on a screen where they can be reviewed by an operator who can make any needed repairs or program corrections.

Saki's B2-Monitor has two functions: to repair defects and to control multiple AOIs at one location The BF2-Monitor provides control for multiple AOI systems at one location. It lets you manage your factory's inspection process remotely.

BF-Manager/BF-Logger (SPI, AOI, AXI)

BF-Manager uses a barcode or 2D reader to access the assembly and inspection history of each individual component on a board. The software works with many data formats to meet individual customer requirements. The information is then monitored and recorded and used to automatically make adjustments to the inspection program to get the most accurate and reliable results. Information can encompass component feeding, placement, or positioning, assembly equipment used, or prior defects or failures. It can also assign ID numbers to each panel.

The BF-Logger sends inspection result data, together with ID information, to process machines, customer servers, and Saki's SPC server. Saki's BF-Manager system is available on all Saki's 3D SPI, 2D and 3D AOI, and 3D AXI machines, so companies can easily share data among all Saki inspection systems. The BF-Manager/BF-Logger was developed from Saki's years of experience in the automatic inspection and measurement market. It includes a cache of functions useful in an actual production environment and takes into account today's broad array of substrate design and assembly conditions.


BF-WebTracerII is a closed-loop production process control system with real-time summary, long-term traceability, and visually displayed report function.

BF-WebTracerII, Saki's SPC server, records images of the entire sample, the sample's ID, inspection data results, and images of failed parts. BF-WebTracerII graphs pass rates, ranks failure types, graphs part failure images, and outputs data based on date and production lot in order to review the status of the entire production line or item. A wide variety of quality reports can be generated. A special function sets a date to define long storage data, so that data past that date is classified and recorded as long storage data. By entering a sample ID, BF-WebTracerII can pull out relevant production data along with failure history, related images, and repair work history.

One of the biggest strengths of BF-WebTracerII is the ability to record an entire substrate image so that the production history for a non-defective sample can be retraced and reviewed. This greatly contributes to improved quality traceability. As BF-WebTracerII is a web-based server, users can access it from their computers.