Zmation Announces Universal Dispensing Platform for Cleanroom Applications

Flat Panel Dispensing System
October 31, 1996 — Portland, OR, USA—Zmation, Inc. announced today the availability of a new Universal Dispensing Platform specifically designed for cleanroom (class 100) operation. This Platform is designed for either fully automatic (conveyorized) or semi-automated (manual parts loading) operation in a wide variety of fluid dispensing applications. The system incorporates evacuation of the motion slides, motors, wires, and the optional conveyor.

The Universal Dispensing Platform (UDP) incorporates three (X,Y,Z) or four (q ) closed loop brushless servo drive axes with ball screw technology for high accuracy and repeatability. This platform can accommodate multiple dispensing heads as well as a video camera for automatic vision (Cognex) or manual part alignment and a proprietary Dynamic Touch Sensor for Z-axis height compensation. Zmation’s proprietary application software allows complete flexibility while providing operation by minimally trained operators. The Universal Dispensing Platform can accommodate work envelopes from 300mm x 300mm, (~12″ x 12″), up to 1200mm X 1200mm (~48″ X 48″).

The Universal Dispensing Platform (UDP) can be used for a wide variety of process and assembly operations on the same system. Cleanroom dispensing applications include; seal bead and conductive epoxy for flat panels or LCD’s, underfill for DCA, chip-coating for MCM’s, dam-and-fill for semiconductor components, etc. This system can also be used for die attach, component assembly, or odd component placement operations.

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