New 8100 wire bonder increases productivity and efficiency

30 September 2020

The new Palomar 8100 wire bonder is a fully automated, thermosonic high-speed ball-and-stitch wire bonder capable of ball bumping and customized looping profiles. Based on Palomar’s proven wire bonder design developed by Palomar Technologies, the Palomar 8100 incorporates the latest productivity technology and operator ergonomics.

The system is ideal for a flexible range of applications by providing new methods for higher quality and reliability. It offers optimum performance for applications with tight spaces, fragile surfaces, flip-chip, deep access cavities and provides excellent material flexibility. Typical applications for the Palomar 8100 wire bonder include:

  • Large complex hybrids
  • HB/HP LED arrays
  • Optoelectronic packaging
  • Chip-on-board
  • System in packages
  • Specialty lead frames
  • Automotive assemblies
  • Flex circuits
  • Multi-chip modules
  • Fine pitch devices
  • LEDs with running stitch

Source: Palomar TechnologiesSource: Palomar TechnologiesIn addition to utilizing Palomar’s VisionPilot Pattern Referencing software for vision processing, programmers can improve yield and utilization by using Bond Data Miner. This Palomar proprietary software provides traceability of bond parameters and a clear overview of processes and performance. It also includes Vision Standardization, Palomar’s new software that calibrates images between different Palomar bonding systems, dramatically eliminating the time and cost associated with maintaining programs across multiple systems and numerous programs on a system over time.

Ergonomic features designed to increase operator efficiency and decrease fatigue include:

  • An optimized wire-feed path for faster loading and full view of the wire during operation
  • All user interaction points comfortably within operator reach
  • Adjustable, articulating monitors and keyboard to cater to all operators, either sitting or standing
  • Microscope available for use while the bonder is in operation
  • Graphical real-time displays of all vital operations and gauges in one location
  • Rapid, informed response by employing simple color-coded error signals for all situations

The Palomar 8100 wire bonder will be the focus of Palomar’s exhibit at iMAPS Virtual Exhibition from October 5 to October 8.

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