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Problem with handling silicon wafers

Problem with handling silicon wafers

Problem with handling silicon wafers

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I have an application wherein a robot needs to pick a silicon wafer off of a stack.  The stack consists of wafers interleaved with sheets of separator paper.

Unfortunately, the silicon wafers have a way of sticking to the interleaf sheets, and to each other.  This appears to be due to static electricity.  The static fades away after a few seconds, but it does impact our cycle times.

Would you happen to know of any consultants that I can discuss this problem with?  Any leads would be appreciated.

RE: Problem with handling silicon wafers

I believe EXAIR (air knives, etc) talks about ion charge (?) to kill static electricity - maybe a steady flow to kill the static?

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