Semiconductor wafers are the foundation of semiconductor chip manufacturing. The growing demand for semiconductors, driven by technological advancements like AI, IoT, and robotics, makes it crucial to handle these delicate wafers efficiently and precisely. In this article, we will explain how unified features from a family of modular motors and linear actuators can simplify and optimize process automation, such as semiconductor wafer handling.
Welcome to Oriental Motor's "Engineering Notes" Blog:
Products and technology are only valuable when coupled with skilled people and services to support them. Since 1978, ORIENTAL MOTOR U.S.A. CORP. has been building a service and support system to better serve customers. It is our goal to provide the best product and service from the design phase, through the sale and beyond.
Our blog will feature:
- Introduction to new products and technologies
- Motion control basics and application examples
- Tips for motor selection, programming, and troubleshooting
In this article, we're diving deeper into two stepper motor types: high-resolution type and encoder type; and how they can be used to improve precision in critical laboratory automation applications like autosamplers.
In today's fast-paced industrial landscape, the role of conveyors has become more crucial than ever. These systems efficiently move materials, products, and goods, for numerous industries, from labeling and packaging to warehousing and distribution. While many types of motors can be used in conveyors, we would like to focus on a few reasons why brushless motors should be considered for most conveyor applications.
Oriental Motor provides a wide variety of products to meet semiconductor equipment design goals. This post focuses on motor selection for two specific motion axes of a semiconductor manufacturing process called CMP (Chemical Mechanical Polishing) and explains how to save time by using different products from the same family.
Peristaltic pumps are among the most common motor applications in medical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and diagnostic equipment. It's one of the most popular applications for our motors, and we asked our customers why.
In-house production equipment is easier to build than you think. Here's an example of a 5-axis SCARA robot.
Robots are increasing in demand due to continuing labor shortages and the push for error-less efficiency in manufacturing. In the meantime, some companies are falling behind because they either do not have the capital or engineering know-how to buy and implement robotics automation. While you can buy a robot and program it to do what you want, the results are often different than building a custom robot for the exact purpose.
Modular automation is the next phase of factory automation where a production line is separated into modules and can be quickly reconfigured for different purposes. We're ready for this. Are you?
In this blog post, I will explain how to easily program a timed pressing operation with our MEXE02 universal product support software. This example works for any products included in the AlphaStep AZ Series family, which also includes other series that use the same technology and software.
No matter how many functions a product offers, without an intuitive, easy-to-use software, those functions can be difficult to implement.