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Internship assignment: Precision wafer alignment with SCARA robot

Geplaatst 18 apr. 2022
0 tot 1 jaar
Full-time / part-time
Soort opleiding
Engels (Vloeiend)
Nederlands (Vloeiend)

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The assignment

In semiconductor lithography systems, the wafers (raw silicon material) need to be pre-aligned by the so-called wafer handler before they enter the scanning stage. This pre-alignment is in X/Y and Rz. However, if the XY alignment can be done by the robot arm that is transferring the wafer, this improves the system in four ways:

⦁ The pre-aligner only needs to align one DOF, so the cost will be reduced

⦁ The risk of (particle) contamination is lower because there are less take-over steps

⦁ The pre-alignment sequence is less complex

⦁ Higher throughput because of simpler sequence

The thesis assignment is to make shift this alignment step to the SCARA robot without changing its hardware. This involves among other things improvement of the settling behavior, a distinction between coarse positioning (long distance) and fine position (near take-over area) and an assessment of the performance limiting criteria such as friction/hysteresis and external disturbances.

Who are we looking for?

⦁ You are an system and control or mechatronic engineering student

⦁ You are looking for a graduation assignment

⦁ You are motivated and know how to work on your assignment both independently and in a team

⦁ You have a passion for technology and want to make a real impact.

⦁ You are driven, ambitious, entrepreneurial and eager to learn.

What do we offer?

⦁ Lots of room for your own input

⦁ You are part of the international, industrial family business VDL Groep, where continuity is of paramount importance

⦁ Working together in a professional manner in an informal, no-nonsense environment where open communication prevails

⦁ Ample opportunity for personal development and entrepreneurship

⦁ A generous internship remuneration

⦁ An annual VDL party with all colleagues of the VDL Groep.

⦁ Staff offers


Are you interested and do you recognize yourself in above profile? Apply via the 'solliciteer” button. Please include a resume and motivation letter in which you describe why you are interested in this internship.

Company information

An internship or graduation project at VDL is an opportunity for you to develop into a professional. You will be supervised by experienced employees who are committed to teaching you the tricks of the trade. During your internship or graduation project, you will not only gain experience in your specific field, you will also experience what it is like to work at VDL: the atmosphere, the people, the work, the extensive opportunities you get at VDL after graduating.

VDL Groep is made up of many different operating companies, which are all flexible, independent companies that operate in different specialist fields. This means that we can offer a wide array of internship and graduation project opportunities in many different industries (such as semiconductor, automotive, energy, etc).

Every year, VDL offers roughly 550 internships at different educational levels, ranging from secondary vocational education (work-based learning programme) to higher professional and university education. If you are studying electrical engineering, mechatronics, machine construction, mechanical engineering, automotive engineering, motor vehicle engineering, industrial engineering and management/commercial management, or industrial automation, we look forward to hearing from you!

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