Handling Device for Ultrafine Workpieces
Micro Parts Handling System

This device offers easy assembly of parts difficult to see with human eyes, less than 0.3mm in size. New possibilities ahead for products less than 1mm.

Micro Parts Handling System Video


When Effective

✔You are considering creating a sample of semiconductor parts, before starting actual manufacturing.
✔You need to peel the surface of defective substrate and check the failure area.
✔You want to assemble printed boards and inspection-purpose electronic contact probe with certainty.
✔You need to place φ0.1 mm solder ball in a high-density area with high accuracy, in a short time
✔You must complete tightening of ultrafine screws, which calls for experienced hands and long work time, with high precision, quickly
✔You want to handle superfine pins with high precision, onsite.

Pass a Φ0.005 tungsten wire into Φ0.01 hole


Select from several tens of Φ0.01 holes to insert Φ0.005 tungsten wire.
(size: hole diameter Φ0.01mm, tungsten wire diameter Φ0.005mm)

Tightening ofφ0.1mm pure titanium screw in a short time


Note: Ultra-fine screw tightening which required time and experience made easy.
(size of screw: φ0.1mm)

Three 300 MIC dice tower on one rice grain


On top of unstable rice grain, three fine cubes can be piled up.
(size of cube: 0.3×0.3×0.3mm)

Background
Assembly of ultrafine workpieces 0.3mm in size are not possible by human hand and microscope.

There was no way to
In the micro machining field, it has been considered impossible to assemble workpieces with a size of 0.3mm and smaller. If a human hand is used for handling workpieces less than 1mm in size, there will always be runouts. Using the microscope to pick up and turn workpieces which can barely be seen with human eyes were a difficult, almost impossible, task.
Also, for materials produced using layering technology, it was necessary to peel a layer for verification, which was difficult if done by hand.
In this way, assembling and performing verification of workpieces 1mm and smaller asked for large-scale manufacturing line which require large amount of investment, creating a hurdle for a single company or a research institute to work with such ultrafine workpieces.

MPHS Solves Challenges

Micro Parts Handling System enables ultrafine parts to be carried and assembled easily

Point 1
This revolutionary handling system makes assembly of ultrafine workpieces simple and easy.

The implementation of MPHS is very simple, no need to set up a large-scale facility. Ultrafine workpieces not possible to see with human eyes can be checked easily, one by one. MPHS dramatically improves micro part handling that used to be performed by microscope and hand, and significantly increases mass-productivity as well as efficiency of a finishing process.
It is light weight as well. Images taken from the top and front of the workpiece with cameras can be simultaneously displayed on the monitor, improving space recognition, visibility and operability.

Point 2
Even beginners will be able to handle ultrafine workpieces with ease

Handles and dials are used to control the device, so that it allows the user to operate the arm to move a micro part precisely, but naturally as if it were done by bare hands. No special skill necessary. Assembly of parts, verification, screw tightening and other tasks can be done by changing arm attachments. Providing excellent accurate movements and outstanding operability, three 0.3mm dice were made into a tower on top of unstable rice grain.
The operation is so simple that even a ten-year-old who tried MPHS for the first time succeeded in creating the 0.3mm dice tower.
Another merit is that it is light weight and easy to carry and implement. Handling of workpieces 1mm and smaller is now made possible. This will contribute to future development of manufacturing and research and development in the various fields. By using jigs there will be improvement in operability and mass production.

A powder gear which can barely been seen through a microscope can be set easily.
MPHS dramatically improves micro part handling, including verification by peeling of a layer of material made by layering technology, or developing finer forceps for operation, the current standard size is 8mm.

Installment and Usage

Conditions

● No special environment necessary. Implementable in any factory or research institute.

Instructions

■ Micro parts handling by manipulating the left and right grips with the handles
■ The single grip movable in eight-axis directions allows flexible manipulation
■ Images taken from the top and front of the workpiece with cameras can be simultaneously displayed on the monitor
■ Clear images by flexible light adjustment

Operation Example

Three 300 MIC dice tower on one rice grain


On top of unstable rice grain, three fine cubes can be piled up.
(size of cube: 0.3×0.3×0.3mm)

Gripping powder gear


0.147mm diameter powder gears carried and placed

Changing of Holders


Ultra-fine screw tightening which required time and experience made easy.

Inserting 0.2 Pins


Select from several tens of Φ0.01 holes

Basic Structure

● Camera
● 5-million-pixel CMOS color, CCTV lens
● Standard field of vision: 3.6×2.7mm – 11.0×8.3 mm
● Enlargement/reduction ratio: Monitor magnification: 181-59 times
● Capture magnification: 10% – 1,600%

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