McBain Instruments, a supplier of research, inspection and laboratory microscopes, microscopy systems and engineering services, announces a new lab tool, the Wafer Handler WL150 and WL200 series
The innovative semi-automatic wafer inspection device offers high throughput at 750WPH with smooth, reliable and safe handling of wafers up to 200mm.
The new, portable apparatus is an updated and upgraded system that replaces the Ultrastation wafer handling system, no longer available from Irvine Optical.
Economical and compact, McBain Instruments's new wafer cassettes accommodate either 3inch - 6inch (WL150) or 5inch- 8inch (WL200) wafer sizes.
The Class 1 clean room-compatible Wafer Handler also features smart stepper motors for the drive axis, motors that provide stall and fault detection, linear stages for smooth and repeatable action and vacuum touch end effectors with sensing capabilities.
The easy-to-mount device facilitates safer wafer handling with user-defined inspection positions and a strategic spring-loaded counterbalance to support the majority of the load without overloading the Z-axis mechanism.
The standard Vesa interface makes integration seamless with virtually all major microscopes, optics and inspection devices.
The complete system is provided with an intuitive HMI (human machine interface) control box and numeric keypad.
Ideal for labs and automated work station tasks that require reliable and safe wafer handling and loading.
In full production and shipping now, McBain's Wafer Handler modules are available with an exceptional 12-month parts and labor warranty.
McBain Instruments, founded in 1965, provides innovative microscopy systems and custom-integrated imaging solutions to the industrial, biomedical, and R+D communities.
The company's pioneering technical expertise has made McBain a leader in integrating advanced imaging technology, it says.
Products include NIR wafer inspection and measurement tools, precision X-Y-Z stages, ergonomic measuring and assembly stations, metrology tools, wafer handlers, and real-time confocal systems.
McBain is the exclusive southwestern regional industrial dealer for Leica Microsystems and a distributor of Yokogawa's line of real-time confocal systems.