July 2015 finally entered in operation our new robot for the automatic placing of quartz crystal blanks in the coating masks. The machine is able to recognize the plane side from the convex one and deposits the blanks in the coating mask so that the full electrode is always on the plane side of the quartz blank.
Advantages are considerable having eliminated the manual charging with possibility of errors. It also reduces costs substituting one operator, who can do other works, increasing the department productivity.
The blanks arrive from the cleaning department directly in their baskets and from there picked up and set in the coating mask eliminating any contamination that can occur with the manual handling.
Written on 28/10/2015