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The Multitest MT2168 pick-and-place handler now offers a ground fault monitoring option. The ground fault monitoring option is part of a feature set that will enhance the value of the production output at the customer site. Ground fault monitoring is an important feature for meeting advanced quality standards.
The ground fault monitoring option is a continuous self-check of the MT2168 to detect grounding issues which may result in pre-damaged devices. Without this option grounding issues may only be detected during regular preventive maintenance, but no information can be obtained such as when the issue actually started and which test lots may be affected. With increasing quality standards ground fault monitoring is considered a mandatory at many production floors.
The ground fault monitoring option can be retrofitted in the field.
Multitest (headquartered in Rosenheim, Germany) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of semiconductor material handling equipment and interfaces for the testing and calibration of semiconductors and sensors. Multitest markets a broad portfolio of innovative and performance driven test handlers, contactors and ATE printed circuit boards. Multitest has more than 30 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, providing solutions to the automotive, consumer, communication, and sensor markets. Multitest is a company of Xcerra Corporation, which provides capital equipment, interface products, and services to the semiconductor, industrial, and electronics manufacturing industries. Xcerra Corporation offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions and technologies, and a global network of strategically deployed applications and support resources. Additional information can be found at here and here.