MAY 31--CR Technology (Aliso Viejo, CA; www.crtechnology.com), a supplier of yield-management platforms for the display and electronics markets, has introduced a lease program for its line of automated-optical-inspection (AOI) systems and combination AOI and x-ray inspection systems. The program allows electronic-manufacturing-services (EMS) providers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to access the benefits of inspection technology at a low introductory price.
The shifts in the economic marketplace have created the need for additional financial resources in the AOI and x-ray inspection markets. The company is offering manufacturers the opportunity to lease an RTI-7500, high-speed, in-line, color AOI system or an XRV Combo combination AOI and x-ray inspection system, starting at $3950 per month. With this equipment, manufacturers can improve their product quality and yields and increase printed-circuit-board-assembly throughput without the risks involved in a capital expenditure. The company's operational lease is also easier to budget because the equipment does not count as a capital asset. At the end of the one-year lease term, users can extend the lease, purchase the system, or return the system with no further obligation.
Don Miller, vice president of sales at CR Technology, says, "In the drive to be competitive, EMS providers and OEMs can lease our inspection systems to realize an immediate return-on-investment without up-front costs or a long-term financial commitment. This lease program is making inspection systems more accessible to the manufacturing industry."