ETEL’s New ZAO Force-Controlled Actuator

September 7, 2017

Schaumburg, Illinois (September 2017) – ETEL is pleased to announce its new ZAO Force-Controlled Actuator as entering its already broad range of advanced motion systems. Among other applications, ZAO is perfectly suited for semiconductor pick and place, die bonding and probing machines.

Coupled to ETEL’s AccurET controller, the ZAO Force-Controlled Actuator provides the user with a state-of-the-art solution to reduce machine cost of ownership while taking up the next force control challenge!

ZAO is a 30-mm travel actuator featuring a frictionless bearing arrangement and a light moving mass, ensuring very low and repeatable force application as well as low force overshoot at impact on a contact surface.

Built to take full advantage of ETEL’s sensorless Force-Control algorithm, ZAO allows simultaneously a very tight force control accuracy (0.2 N ±10%) and a very high dynamics capability (up to 20 g).

ZAO aims to address the new semiconductor back-end and electronics challenges driven by the new advanced packaging technologies and materials, specifically ensuring the integrity of fragile component or target substrates without compromising the machine throughput.

ETEL S.A. is based in Switzerland with exclusive North American distribution through HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL. As a leading international supplier of direct drive and motion control components and integrated systems, ETEL supports high tech industry with linear motors, torque motors, positioning stages, and motion controllers/systems.

For more information on ETEL’s products and services, visit www.etelusa.com or contact Product Specialist Brian Zlotorzycki at HEIDENHAIN in North America at 847-755-5569.

Want to learn more?

Contact us today

Related resources and news

New ETEL Motion Platform Wins LEAP Award

SCHAUMBURG, IL (December 2019) – The ground-breaking new ETEL TELICA motion platform designed for semiconductor manufacturing was the recipient of the LEAP award at a ceremony in Santa Clara, CA, on December 9. Presented with the Silver LEAP (Leadership in Engineering Achievement Program) in the category of Motion Control, representatives of ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN […]

Read more »

2020 Training Calendar Released

Click image to open interactive PDF Technical qualification and continuing training are indispensable for achieving technological improvement and securing the future of a company and its employees. HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL, provides technical training covering installation, programming and PLC programming as well as general training for distributors and end-users. Classes include engaging presentations and […]

Read more »

New North American Service Partners

Over the past year, five new HEIDENHAIN Service Partners have been established in various U.S. regions to assist in reducing wait times and costs for in-field service calls. As part of HEIDENHAIN’s ongoing “Customer First” initiative, these new North American Service Partners are providing stronger local connections for HEIDENHAIN customers, and ultimately reducing downtime and […]

Read more »