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Vacuum Handling Tools for Wafers

porta wand wafer vacuum
Porta-Wand®
Vacuum Wand
    porta-vac wafer vacuum
Porta-Vac II®
Vacuum Wand
    ExP wafer vacuum
ExP
Vacuum Wand
    ExP wafer vacuum
ESD Safe
WaferTips

 

Porta-Wand® and Porta-Vac II®

  • Portable self-contained continuous vacuum systems
  • Uses no hoses, replaces tweezers and hose-style wands
  • High-performance pumps, lifts over 500 grams
  • Handles up to 12 inch wafers, disk media or flat, hard surface items
  • Flashing LED indicates low battery
  • 9.6 volt NiMH rechargeable battery system (optional on Porta-Vac ll)
  • Includes one ESD-safe molded wafer tip, additional tips available
  • Tested to Class 1 cleanroom levels, customer replaceable 0.2 micron filter
  • Vacuum up to 22 inches of mercury at sea level
  • Weighs only 6 ounces with battery
  • Exhaust exits from rear, away from wafer
  • Made in the USA

porta wand

Porta-Wand®

Picks up 4, 6, 8, or 12" wafers (100, 150, 200, 300mm), solar cells, disk media, or flat, hard surface items.

The Porta-Wand® kit comes with a fixed internal 9.6V NiMH rechargeable battery, in-stand charger and one ESD safe, wafer tip. Lifts over 500 grams. A PUSH-BUTTON provides easy on/off control and a "battery-low" indicator flashes when recharging is required. The internal air filter is replaceable from the front of the tool, and an internal exhaust filter ensures better than Class 1 performance. Rear exhaust of the pump air is standard. Optional wall mounting bracket is available.

Battery Facts:
Battery Type: 9.6 Volt NiMH, Fixed, Rechargeable
Battery Charge Time: 120 minutes for a full charge
Continuous Run Time: 2 to 3 hours
Number of Complete Recharges: Up to 1000
Battery Replacment: Factory replaceable
Vacuum:
Minimum of 15 to 20" of mercury depending on elevation
and atmospheric pressure.
Dimensions (Length x Height x Width):
Wand: 7" x 1.2" x 0.85" (178mm x 30mm x 21mm)
Stand: 4.5" x 2.0" x 3.5" (114mm x 51mm x 98mm)
Weight:
Porta-Wand®: 5.44 ounces (154 grams)
Charger Stand: 10.5 ounces (298 grams)
Transformer: 16 ounces (454 grams)
Operating Temperature Range:
10°C to 45°C
Recharger Power Requirements:
Approved power supplies include supplied In-Stand Charger;
Wall plug-in power supply 24 VDC @ 500ma.
Barrel jack size 5.5mm OD x 2.1mm ID.
Center pin positive.

Porta-Wand Vacuum Wafer Pick-up

Product No. 52904 showing the
open center area wand for
12" wafers, all other
sizes are solid.

12" wafer model includes operational vacuum indicator that signals when it is safe to lift the wafer.

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
52901 Porta-Wand® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 4" (100mm) wafers, with 115V In-stand Charger, and 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each $2270.00
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52902 Porta-Wand® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 6" (150mm) wafers, with 115V In-stand Charger, and 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each 2270.00
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52903 Porta-Wand® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 8" (200mm) wafers, with 115V In-stand Charger, and 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each 2270.00
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52904 Porta-Wand® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 12" (300mm) wafers, with operational vacuum indicator and In-stand Charger, and 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each 2270.00
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Porta-Wand® with hard anodized wafer tip
52912 Porta-Wand® with hard anodized wafer tip for up to 6" (150mm) wafers, with 115V In-stand Charger, and 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each 1585.00
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52920 Air Intake Filters for Porta-Wand® pkg/5 56.00
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porta-vac wafer vacuum

porta-vac charger
In-Stand Charger

Porta-Vac II®

Picks up 4, 6, or 8 inch wafers (100, 150, 200mm), solar cells, disk media, or flat, hard surface items.

The Porta-Vac II® kit comes with one ESD safe, molded wafer tip. Lifts over 500 grams. A disposable 9V battery is included.

A large switch provides easy on/off control. A battery-low indicator flashes red when the battery needs to be changed or recharged. A switch setting on the bottom of the tool allows the selection of an alkaline battery or NiMH battery discharge characteristics for the battery-low indicator.

A replaceable, internal air filter is accessible from the front of the tool. The Class 1 exhaust filter ensures clean operation. Rear exhaust of the pump air is standard. An optional rechargeable battery pack and in-stand charger is also available.

Battery Type/Hours of Continuous Running Time:
9.6Volt NiMH / 3 to 4 Hours
9 Volt Alkaline / 12 to 15 Hours
9 Volt Carbon / 4 to 5 Hours
9 Volt Lithium / 36 to 40 Hours
Vacuum:
Minimum of 15 to 20" of mercury depending on elevation and atmospheric pressure.
Dimensions (Length x Height x Width):
7.3" x 1.1" x 0.80" (185mm x 28mm x 20mm)
Add 0.62" (15.23mm) to the length when using rechargeable battery pack.
Weight:
With Battery 6.03 ounces (171 grams)

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
52905 Porta-Vac II® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 4" (100mm) wafers, and 9 Volt Non-rechargeable Battery each $1139.25
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52906 Porta-Vac II® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 6" (150mm) wafers, and 9 Volt Non-rechargeable Battery each 1139.25
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52907 Porta-Vac II® with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 8" (200mm) wafers, and 9 Volt Non-rechargeable Battery each 1139.25
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52908 Porta-Vac II® In-stand Charger with 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery, 115V each 483.50
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52010 9.6 Volt Rechargeable NiMH Battery each 144.15
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52920-29 Air Intake Filters for Porta-VacII® pkg/5 56.00
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ExP Vacuum Wand Kits
ExP Vacuum Wand Kits
Shown with
PELCO® Vacuum Pick-Up
System (Product No. 520)
, not included
with ExP Vacuum Wand Kit.

ExP Vacuum Wand Kits

The externally pumped ExP vacuum wand kits are a perfect and cost effective alternative to the Porta-Wand® and Porta-Vac II® systems; just use a suitable vacuum pump or an in-house vacuum line. The ExP vacuum wand kits use the same size wafer tips as the Porta-Wand® and Porta-Vac II®. The ExP vacuum wand has a push-button to release the wafer. The kit comes with a wand holder designed to keep the push button depressed in order to close the vacuum line when the vacuum wand is not used. Comes complete with 1/8" ID coiled vacuum hose. The PELCO® Vacuum Pick-Up Pump (Product No. 520) can be used as vacuum source.

  • Available for 4, 6, 8 and 12" wafers, solar cells, disk media, or flat hard surfaces
  • Lifts over 500 grams (depending on vacuum level provided)
  • Includes stand and coiled vacuum hose
  • Kit includes ESD safe molded flat wafer tip
  • Compatible with PELCO #520 Vacuum Pick-up pump
  • Vacuum needed is approx. 8 inches of Mercury
  • Length 7" (177.8mm), diameter 0.5" (12.7mm)
ExP Push-Button Wand
52938
Holder for Push-Button Wand
52939

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Externally Pumped ExP Vacuum Wand System
52931 ExP Vacuum Wand Kit with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 4" (100mm) wafers, 1/8 coiled hose, and stand each $463.35
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52932 ExP Vacuum Wand Kit with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 6" (150mm) wafers, 1/8 coiled hose, and stand each 463.35
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52933 ExP Vacuum Wand Kit with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 8" (200mm) wafers, 1/8 coiled hose, and stand each 463.35
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52934 ExP Vacuum Wand Kit with ESD safe flat wafer tip for up to 12" (300mm) wafers, 1/8 coiled hose, and stand each 481.35
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52938 ExP Push-Button Wand for 1/8" hose each 228.70
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52939 Holder for Push-Button Wand each 161.00
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Porta-Wand®, Porta-Vac II®, and ExP Vacuum Wand Accessories

wafer handling tool

Interchangeable ESD-Safe Wafer Tips
for Porta-Wand®, Porta-Vac II®, and ExP Vacuum Wand

ESD-safe, up to 100°C

These wafer tips are molded from ESD-safe PEEK plastic to handle wafers up to 100°C. The low profile of the wafer tip head provides easy access to wafers in industry standard boats. These tips attach to all of our wafer handling tools as well as competitive systems.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
52920-4 Molded Flat Wafer Tip, for 4" each $94.25
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52920-6 Molded Flat Wafer Tip, for 6" each 94.25
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52920-8 Molded Flat Wafer Tip, for 8" each 94.25
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52920-12 Molded Flat Wafer Tip, for handling larger sized wafers (no left or right angles available) each 111.00
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Interchangeable ESD Safe Wafer Tip Dimensions

wafer tip dimensions
Fitting diameter 6.6mm for all tips





wafer tips

Interchangeable Hard Anodized Aluminum Wafer Tips for Porta-Wand®, Porta-Vac II® and ExP Vacuum Wand

These wafer tips are made from precision machined hard anodized aluminum for high temperature applications up to 250°C (482°F). The wafer handling tips come complete with 3" (76.2mm) long. Straight, stainless 0.094" (2.39mm) diameter tube covered with a PTFE sleeve. The press fit adapter is made from static dissapative plastic.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
52920-14 Hard Anodized Aluminum Wafer Tips, up to 4" (100mm) wafers each $113.35
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52920-16 Hard Anodized Aluminum Wafer Tips, up to 6" (150mm) wafers each 113.35
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52920-18 Hard Anodized Aluminum Wafer Tips, up to 8" (200mm) wafers each 113.35
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Interchangeable Hard Anodized Aluminum Wafer Tip Dimensions

aluminum wafer tips
Fitting diameter 6.6mm





porta-wand filters

Air Intake Filters for Porta-Wand® and Porta-Vac II®

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
52920 Air Intake Filters for Porta-Wand® pkg/5 $56.00
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52920-29 Air Intake Filters for Porta-VacII® pkg/5 56.00
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