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CHAD Industries Installs Fully Automated Bond Shear Inspection Workcells

December 14, 2011 - Anaheim, CA - CHAD Industries announced today that it has installed multiple fully automated Bond Shear inspection workcells for 300mm wafer applications.

In order to meet the need for clean, hands-off 300mm handling and Bond Shear Inspection, CHAD integrated it’s world class WaferMate300-1™ automated wafer handling workcell with Nordson DAGE’s 4300 Bond Shear inspection tool. The result is a fully integrated system that automatically delivers 300mm wafers to the bond shear test tool. The entire system is enclosed for operator safety & clean wafer handling (Class-2), and includes factory automation features (E84 and E87) for automated FOUP delivery to the workcell. SECS/GEM communications and integrated RFID features ensures that the correct wafer lot is being inspected, and allows the wafer inspection data to be uploaded to the factory host computer without manual intervention. See link below for more information on the CHAD WaferMate300™:

“Customers have a need for a fully automated Bond Shear Inspection system for 300mm wafers, so we worked with our OEM partner Nordson DAGE to meet this market requirement.” says Scott Klimczak, President at CHAD Industries. “Nordson DAGE has a mature product for Bond Shear testing that we were able to adapt and tightly integrate to our standard CHAD WaferMate™ automated wafer handler. This is another example of where CHAD can add value to our OEM partners by providing fully integrated line automation solutions for existing and new technologies, and can install & support them worldwide.”

Learn more at, or call Rich Munro at CHAD Industries 714 938-0080 and find your solution.

About CHAD Industries:
CHAD Industries designs, manufactures and markets odd-form electronics assembly equipment, automated solar cell manufacturing systems, and semiconductor wafer handling solutions. CHAD is privately owned and has been in the automation business since 1973.

About Nordson DAGE:
Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Nordson DAGE is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital X-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries. For more information, visit

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