Note: Most fiber optic automation is highly proprietary
and is omitted here.
Fiber Optic Production Tools
Optic Component Die Attach Research and Production Tool.
semiconductor industry. Unit automatically picks laser die from gel packs,
applies conductive adhesive, and places onto a tiny ceramic PCB. Dies measure
300 microns per side. Accuracy of mechanical system is 0.1 micron. Uses Aerotech
precision calibrated stages. Coreco machine vision with Sherlock software.
Multiple cameras provide various views and automated positioning through the
machine vision system. All die positioning and pickup chuck locations computed
automatically, nothing inferred. UV curable glue for die bonding with UV
positioning arm and EFD dispensing system. Complete integrated computer control
using VB software and touch screen interfacing. Systems also adapted for 8
gelpak assembly, and as die rework stations.
Lens Test and Sorting Pick and Place Platform.
Fiber optic industry. Adept
Cobra 600 robot with integrated vision picks tiny lenses out of trays, places
into a test system, and retrieves and sorts completed and binned devices.
Vibration isolation between the tester unit and the robot handler using optical
breadboard tables. HEPA filter laminar flow. Open work area protected by light curtain
technology. Ultra-sensitive touch-levered vacuum pickup tip for the 1 mm cubed
filters. All sort data transferred using networked communications on a PC with
Visual Basic. Replaceable production trays with waffle packs.