Ultraminiature inductive sensors prevent damage to fragile components during automated production of electronic equipment

During automated production of solar cells, compact two-finger robot edge-grippers transport trays of silicon wafers between operations. To avoid impacts on the wafers surfaces, process engineers require reliable confirmation that gripper jaws are fully open before the gripper descends to pick up a tray. Ultraminiature inductive proximity sensors, mounted directly above the top faces of…