The Multitest MT2168 pick and place handler offers a ground fault monitoring option, which is part of a feature set that will enhance the value of the production output at the customer site. This is an important feature for meeting advanced quality standards.
The ground fault monitoring option is a continuous self-check of the pick and place handler to detect grounding issues which may result in pre-damaged devices. Without this option grounding issues may only be detected during regular preventive maintenance, but no information can be obtained, such as when the issue actually started and which test lots may be affected. With increasing quality standards ground fault monitoring is considered a mandatory at many production floors. It can also be retrofitted in the field.