Thermonics & MCT Join Forces to Improve Strip Handling Equipment Efficiency
PORTABLE CHILLERS IMPROVE SEMICONDUCTOR TESTING
Thermonics, Mansfield, MA (thermonics.com), a member of inTEST Thermal Solutions with Temptronic and Sigma Systems has developed a portable, low-temperature fluid chiller for MCT Worldwide, Minneapolis, MN (mct.com), improving strip handler equipment efficiency. MCT is the leader in strip test handlers for the semiconductor testing industry. The new chiller improves overall equipment efficiency for those customers performing cold testing down to -55ºC. The chiller has been integrated with MCT’s SH-5000 Strip Test Handler which is widely used for testing of both leaded and leadless semiconductor packages. By delivering low-temperature process fluid to the handler at a higher cooling capacity, the chiller cuts the handler ramp down time to a -40ºC test point in nearly half the time of previous systems. An automatic fluid purge option eliminates manual draining, decreasing the time to disconnect the chiller from the handler and also minimizing fluid loss during changeover.
The chiller is equipped with on-board diagnostics that help predict chiller health and avoid unexpected downtime. An intuitive touch-screen interface allows for set up of thermal profiles, viewing data and trends, and logging diagnostics. Communications interfaces include (Ethernet, RS232, USB) for remote chiller control, including web browsers on mobile devices.
For end user and OEM information on chillers contact Thermonics at +1.781.688.2300.
For information about strip-based test systems and other IC test equipment contact MCT at