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Wafer Mapping with Bargraph Display

To map the presence of wafers in a cassette

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Semiconductor

The semiconductor industry, with its minute and fragile parts and clean rooms, presents special challenges for sensors.

Wafer Mapping with Bargraph Display

To map the presence of wafers in a cassette

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Semiconductor Process Tool Illumination

Illuminating the inside of a surface preparation system or other semiconductor process tool can be challenging. The light fixtures must not disrupt the laminar flow of air through the system and spatial constraints can severely limit light fixture placement options. Certain colors of light, including white light, can have a negative impact on system processes. Additionally, these fixtures may be exposed to harsh and damaging chemicals as well as vapors capable of scaring and corroding surfaces.

Sealing light fixtures into special protective enclosures that do not disrupt airflow adds time and expense to an installation and can complicate routine maintenance. Often, lights are simply installed into the corners of a process tool where they will not disrupt airflow and where space is less of a concern. Deployed in these locations, the lights may not adequately illuminate the work area.

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Machine Safeguarding in an ESD-Sensitive Environment

Using safety light curtains to guard work cells is an effective and efficient alternative to hard guarding and access doors. When safeguarding in semiconductor wafer processes, special care and attention must also be considered to address problems associated with electrostatic discharge (ESD). Applying the right safety components enables safeguarding employees while protecting equipment and semiconductor product.

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Wafer Center Detection with DF-G2

Detecting a wafer’s position is vital in the semiconductor industry as the wafers are valued up to $100,000 and the machines involved costs millions of dollars. Ensuring correct wafer placement prevents damage to the high-priced wafers and equipment. By detecting the wafer’s center, operators can ensure the wafer is correctly positioned on the robotic arm as the wafer is placed into the chamber.

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Bond Wire Break Detection with a Fiber Optic Pair

Detecting wire breakage quickly can prevent unnecessary downtime and errors. In order to accurately detect when a wire breaks, a sensor is needed to monitor the space below the wire.

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Lead Frame Detection in a Cassette

Lead frames that are in cassettes can be very tiny and difficult to detect. A sensor is needed that can accurately identify the lead frames.

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Wafer Cassette Detection Under Water

To sense the presence of a wafer cassette on a conveyor submerged in water

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Wafer Mapping in a Cassette

To detect semiconductor wafers that are improperly loaded into a cassette

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Integrated Circuit Lead Frame Detection with a D10

To sense the presence of an IC lead frame

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DF-G2 Series

Designed to achieve the world's fastest response rate, the DF-G2 fiber optic amplifier can achieve 10 microsecond response time with 5 microsecond repeatability.

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DF-G1 Series

High performance dual-display fiber amplifier. Features simple set-up and configuration and stable performance.

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D10 Series

High-performance, low-contrast plastic fiber optic sensor with numeric or bargraph display

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Plastic Fiber Optics

For model information, see the FIBER OPTICS BROCHURE.

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Glass Fiber Optics

Durable fibers for harsh environments, shock and vibration

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WORLD-BEAM Q12 Series

PW12-rated rugged ultra-miniature sensor with multiple modes for accurate sensing in confined spaces

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WORLD-BEAM QS18 Series

Universal housing design with 18 mm threaded lens; an ideal replacement for hundreds of other sensor styles

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WORLD-BEAM Q20 Series

PW12-rated compact sensor in worldwide standard rectangular housing

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WORLD-BEAM QS30 Series

Universal housing, with 30 mm threaded lens mount

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PicoDot PD Series

Convergent- and retroreflective-mode laser sensors in lightweight or rugged housing for precise position detection, inspection and counting

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VSM Series

High performance, heavy-duty metal photoelectric sensor with well focused, narrow beam and smooth, stainless steel barrel ideal for hygienic applications that require routine cleaning.

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VS2 Series

Ultra-thin opposed- or convergent-mode sensor for confined flush-mounting

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VS3 Series

Extremely compact sensor with advanced optics and coaxial retroreflective models

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L-GAGE LG5 and LG10 Series

Ultra-precise laser sensor with analog and discrete outputs

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EZ-SCREEN Low-Profile Safety Light Curtain Systems

The space-saving, compact profile of the EZ-SCREEN LP is ideal for smaller machines, yet robust enough to meet the demands of large power presses.

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SC22-3 Safety Controller

Totally configurable safety controller monitors numerous safety devices such as E-stop buttons, interlocking switches, safety light screens, two-hand controls and rope pull switches.

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PresencePLUS P4 Series

A complete family of one-piece application-specific and multi-application sensors for a wide range of applications

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