The Condor Sigma is the only truly fully automated bondtester in the world. In the video to the left, you see an operator clamping her sample on the Condor Sigma. She presses 'start', the tester references by fiducial mark, does a series of pull and shear tests and shows the results live on the screen. This simple example barely scratches the surface of what is possible with the fully automated Condor Sigma.
As more and more companies are making the transition to automatic wire pull testing, the engineers are also finding out its limitations. On many products, the placement of wires is not consistent and simple automation programs will miss the wire or pull two wires at once. XYZTEC's Condor Sigma is the only bond tester in the world to overcome this problem with its automatic wire detect functionality: click to learn more. Contact us to see what is possible on your samples.
Another form of automation is the integration with wafer handlers (Equipment Front End Module, EFEM). The Condor Sigma W12 inferfaces with various types of wafer handlers. Integration transforms the bond tester into a fully automated system.
Please contact us for more information and your specific wishes. We have experience with various wafer handler suppliers.
The Condor Sigma software can do automatic grading for ball shear testing. Using the advanced Halcon library and high resolution perpendicular cameras with smart lighting systems, we have achieved successful determinations of failure modes for several customers. The computer can accurately determine the percentages of brittle and ductile failures.
The same library is also used for advanced fiducial recognition for applications that have difficult and inconsistent fiducial marks or where no fiducial marks exist enabling other features to be used. The advanced shape recognition features of Halcon allow engineers to use separate color channels and several image filters. Image segmentation techniques can help to further isolate the unique features that the engineer is interested in. The result can be used as the basis for positioning correction (for example wire detect).
The programming of an automation sequence just got a whole lot easier, with the possibility to execute fiducials during programming. Even if the sample has slightly moved or is replaced with a different sample, running the fiducials from the editor will ensure that added or changed test positions and commands are correct.
Automation programming can be done from the tool position or either of the camera systems on your Sigma. Another improvement is that it is now possible to check fiducials against multiple photos so that failed recognitions during the automation runs occur less often.
If you are interested in a live demonstration of the Condor Sigma on your sample or perhaps for more bond testing inspiration, contact us today!