Process module construction kit for modular micro assembly systems
A concept for a construction kit for process modules is presented in this paper. The principle and the basic elements were described. Aim is to reduce the effort for design and set-up of process modules. The approach is to provide as many pre-defined elements as possible and to provide standard interfaces. However, it turned out that room for individual adaptions needs to be foreseen, as different applications have different requirements and that a one-fits-all solution is hardly achievable. Therefore the construction kit provides a pool of elements, which the developer can choose from and still provides room for individual design towards the specific requirements of the application.