(Hoffman Estates, IL) – A new semiconductor industry white paper is available from Bosch Rexroth, detailing ways to use advanced motion control platforms to improve productivity, throughput, fab reliability and cost control. The free white paper can be downloaded at http://www.boschrexroth-us.com/highperformance.
Now that the semiconductor industry has transitioned from “laboratory”-style manufacturing to industrial-scale production, improving machine motion control offers significant opportunities to rein in costs, improve throughput and quality, and control the high cost of fab development – particularly for high-performance, multi-axis tools.
This four-page white paper, titled Decisive Factors Guide Motion Control Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing, reviews in detail the unique challenges and issues presented by semiconductor manufacturing (high costs per square foot of floor space, nanometer-levels of motion precision, extremely fast production throughput) and the critical characteristics tool builders need to consider when specifying and integration motion control platforms into these tools.
Using several real-world tool examples, the white paper also shows how “off-the-shelf” motion control platforms, such as the Bosch Rexroth NYCe 4000, provide the modular design, processing power, and sophisticated kinematic programming tools to help solve these challenges, and speed the development and implementation of new semiconductor wafer processing and packaging tools. The white paper also highlights specific benefits semiconductor fab operators can expect, such as faster cycle times, higher precision, greater uptime and tools that are easier to manage and update.
For more information about the white paper and Bosch Rexroth’s semiconductor solutions, visit http://www.boschrexroth-us.com/highperformance.
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Filed Under: Semiconductor, Motion control • motor controls