28 January 2016
The test volume is the X, Y and Z movements of the bond tester. Large X and Y strokes enable large samples like long lead frames, circuit boards and wafers to be tested. Large Z travel enables tall samples with high packaging walls or connectors to be handled.
When a tester is used for automation both the test tool and the camera have to be able to cover the required test volume. The focal point of the camera though is offset from the test tool and so some of the axis movements are required to move between the tool and the camera and are not available for the test volume. Generally a large test volume is a must for a flexible automatic system. Many bond testers though have surprisingly small test volumes of 50mm x 50mm x 65mm. Such machines have extremely limited automation capability. The Sigma has the largest standard test volume available.
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