Industries Announces Release of the WaferMate™ Loader
and the WaferMate™ Unloader
125mm to 300mm Wafer Loader and Unloader Systems for Use
With Third Party Oven Suppliers
'08, ANAHEIM, CA - CHAD
Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of factory automation
solutions for the semiconductor, electronics, micro assembly
and solar industries, announced today the release of their
integrated 125mm to 300mm wafer loader and unloader system
for use with third party oven suppliers.
has combined it’s proven WaferMate™ wafer
handlers and wafer handling technology to interface with an
oven, and communicate intelligently with each other to manage
the loading and unloading process. Using it’s patent
pending wafer conveyor design, the CHAD WaferMate™ loader
workcell can smoothly transition a wafer to the oven belt.
The same wafer conveyor can be used at the other end of the
oven to receive the processed wafer. Special tooling features
on the wafer conveyor are used to orientate the wafer and present
it repeatably to the WaferMate™ unloader work cell for
WaferMate™ is controlled by CHAD WaferWare™ software
that offers intelligent wafer tracking software to efficiently
and safely manager the wafers through the process. Loading
and unloading is a continuous process that requires the process
never stops no matter what the production conditions are. This
can increase the risk for wafer collisions and possible wafer
damage if the process is not properly controlled. WaferWare™ tracks
and balances the numbers of wafers loaded into the process
so that at all times the unloader has the capacity to remove
the wafers from the process. The result is a robust product
that ensures that there can never be any more wafers in process
than the unloader has capacity to handle.
“Working with our customers, we saw a need for an intelligent,
integrated, low-cost solution for loading and unloading process
tools. Adapting and enhancing our WaferMate™ product
to handle the special needs of our customers, whether it’s
a non-standard wafer, customized software or hardware enhancements
is our specialty,” says Scott Klimczak, President of
CHAD Industries. “In this application, our team provided
specialized wafer tracking software and a flexible system that
will run wafers from 125mm to 300mm.
Ang, Managing Director of Eberts Electronics (S) Pte Ltd
Innovation Pte Ltd, stated, "CHAD has done a wonderful
job, and has meet all conditions including the delivery well
ahead of the scheduled delivery time. The system is now running
very well at the customer’s factory. Thank you to CHAD
for being a wonderful partner."
CHAD Industries designs, manufactures and markets automated
wafer handling solutions and is the leading manufacturer
of non-standard wafer handling solutions to the semiconductor
industry. More information is available at http://www.chadindustries.net.
For more information on this or any of CHAD's assembly
solutions, please contact us at 1565 S. Sinclair Street,
92806, USA Tel (714) 938-0080 or Fax (714) 938-0630.