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6. A problem to address.


Belt direction

Suppose you have a silicon wafer located randomly on a smooth flat belt which is able to be driven forwards and backwards. The wafer is of size M6 and has a thickness of 100 microns. Describe how you would move the wafer from its current position (point ‘A’) on the belt to another location off the belt (point ‘B’ ) such that the center of the wafer is within 5 microns of point ‘B’ and the wafer is orientated within 0.02 degrees of the vertical y axis.

You are able to use any combination of mechanical, electrical and computer driven processes to achieve this task. Be creative.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The wafer is brittle and easily broken if bent or deflected. Edges on the wafer are also fragile. The wafer is easily scratched.

  • Nothing is ever perfect in the real world. Every physical process or movement will normally have some degree of error.

  • Repeatability of the process

  • Cost of any components used and tolerance or accuracy requirements on these components.

Please keep your solution to within one A4 page, including diagrams.

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