SorterControl is a software platform designed to control material handling robot and material in-out devices for semiconductor wafer material sorter equipment. It is an equipment control application running on computer (Windows) connected with robot hardware and material in-out hardware (loadports or track) in order to perform wafer transfer operations between containers (carriers).

The functionality allows for several basic sorting operations:

  • Straight transfer

  • Stacking

  • Randomize

  • Map

  • Split

  • Merge

  • Compress

During transfer the wafers can be centered at a certain angle (if aligner hardware is available), inspected on a inspection stage and identified by wafer ID reader (OCR ID reader).

SorterControl is designed for maximum wafer throughput and can work with one or several robots that can pick multiple wafers at a time.