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How to Select
West·Bond products are separated
into groups shown as links in the following list. If you know your way
around, proceed directly; otherwise, see the explanation
Explanation of Machine Selection
Machines are first grouped for selection according
to their functioning method as:
• Manual Wire and Die Bonders -- Operator directs targeting with manual controls
• Semi-Automatic Wire Bonders -- Operator targets initial bond, machine makes
• Automatic Wire Bonders -- All targets are defined in software, machine bonds
• Pull Testers -- Wires are stressed to limit or to destruction
Product machines are listed by their Model Numbers
within these function groups; however, within the groups, models are
further separated by appended Series Letters, generated historically, to
distinguish similar mechanism designs and principles of operation. These
letters and their meanings are:
• "A" -- X-Y-Z Single Lever Micromanipulator, original design,
three-point follower. Tool Assemblies use mechanical cams.
• "B" -- X-Y-Z Single Lever Micromanipulator, increased throat
depth, follower on balls. Tool Assemblies on four-bar linkage with sliding
• "C" -- X-Y-Z Single Lever Micromanipulator, constrained axes,
pneumatic axis locks. "A" Series Tool Assemblies retained.
• "D" -- X-Y-Z Micromanipulator of C Series, updated with E
Series self-contained wire clamps.
• "E" -- X-Y-Z Single Lever Micromanipulator, orthogonal
straight-line axes, pneumatic axis locks. Tool Assemblies on four-bar
linkage with forward pivot. Overhead, gantry construction. Also Moving
Head Automatics with orthogonal axes and gantry construction.
Numbering System for further explanation.
each Method and Series are defined in their Specification. The
links under "Machines" are to these Specifications. In many
cases, links adjacent in the Machine list display printable photos and brochures.
in each Series are "convertible" in that they can be configured
by exchange of attached sub-assemblies to perform bonding by different
bond methods. They can be identified by repeated method numbers in their
Model Number sequence. These numbers are included in the Model Number
list of links to aid in finding their defining Specification, even though
that Specification is for that model family.
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