Moving substrates in vacuum without a robot
Without exaggeration, our M-Drive can be described as a revolution in vacuum handling. It transports wafers and other materials contact-free and without friction in small and large vacuum chambers. Neither feedthroughs nor bearings, greases or classic drive elements are used.
You will have no particles or leaks inside your chamber. The M-Drive shows its special strengths especially in vacuum, where no airflow can ensure cleanliness.
The basis of the system is a planar motor, which lifts and moves the carriages in vacuum by magnetism. Compared to a Scara robot, the system has an enormous flexibility. Where a robot only has a very limited working area, the M-Drive impresses with its arbitrary travel paths. Our M-Drive is the 2-dimensional extension of linear systems for vacuum transfer and thus sets standards in vacuum automation.
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