Autocalibration(TM) method for intelligent control of robots reduces set-up and replacement time for wafer-handling robots by giving them the intelligence to "teach themselves." A robot controlled with this method moves to a coarse wafer placement, and then, using proprietary methods, fine-tunes the precise placement location. This keeps transport reliability high because robot action is based on real position information rather than the commanded tolerances of subjective operator-based teaching.
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Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
Linear guides are one of the most important components required for the design of automated or computer-controlled equipment. Aluminum profile extrusions, used for these guides, can enable designed-in functional features.
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