From the onset the project was a challenging interdisciplinary task among aps Solutions GmbH (commercial and service part, project lead), a local optical specialists company (optical stimulation, light signal transmission), MICROTEC (Gravity Handler design, contact unit design and mechanical interface definition and design) and customer (specification, testing environment definition, manufacturing parameters). One important key factor for this project was a short turn-around time from concept to installation at the customer’s site.
With a weight of only 6 Milligrams per package, singulation, transportation and sorting within a temperature range from
-40°C up to 155°C was a challenge for using physical gravity to support movement of the devices within the handler. Due to MICROTEC’s excellent mechanical design these packages are processed with fairly high UPH values. All production parameters finally passed or exceeded customer’s expectations.