US Patent No. 10,973,158

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING COMPONENTS ON A SUBSTRATE


Patent No. 10,973,158
Issue Date April 06, 2021
Title Apparatus And Method For Mounting Components On A Substrate
Inventorship Norbert Bilewicz, Vomp (AT)
Andreas Mayr, Wiesing (AT)
Hugo Pristauz, St. Johann i. Tirol (AT)
Hubert Selhofer, Innsbruck (AT)
Assignee BESI SWITZERLAND AG, Cham (CH)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,973,158

1. A method for mounting components on a substrate by means of a mounting apparatus which includes a first drive system configured to move a carrier and a second drive system configured to move a bond head with a component gripper, at least one substrate camera and at least one component camera or at least one optical deflection system which, together with the at least one substrate camera, forms the at least one component camera, and a drive attached to the bond head and configured to rotate the component gripper about an axis or a rotary drive configured to rotate the substrate about an axis, wherein the second drive system and the substrate camera(s) are attached to the carrier and the bond head or the component gripper contains at least one reference mark, the method comprising the following steps:A) with the component gripper picking up a component from a feeding unit,
B) with the first drive system moving the carrier to the component camera or the component cameras, so that the reference mark or the reference marks and the component are in the field of vision of the component camera or in the fields of vision of the component cameras,
C) take one or more images with the component camera or the component cameras,
D) determining a first correction vector describing a deviation of the actual position of the component from its set position with respect to the reference mark(s) on the basis of the image(s) taken in the previous step,
E) from the first correction vector calculating a first correction movement,
F) with the first drive system moving the carrier to a position above a substrate place of the substrate,
G) lowering the carrier to a height above the substrate at which an underside of the component held by the component gripper is at a predetermined distance above the substrate place, wherein the distance is dimensioned such that the reference mark(s) and at least one substrate mark arranged on the substrate lie in the depth of field of the substrate camera(s),
H) with the second drive system moving the bond head to a stand-by position,
I) with the substrate camera(s) taking a first image, wherein the field of view of the substrate camera or each of the fields of view of the substrate cameras contains at least one of the substrate marks,
J) with the second drive system moving the bond head to a nominal working position in which the field of view of the substrate camera or each of the fields of view of the substrate cameras contains at least one reference mark,
K) with the substrate camera(s) taking a second image,
L) determining a second correction vector describing a deviation of the actual position of the substrate place from its set position with respect to the reference mark or the reference marks, respectively, using the first and second image or the first and second images taken with the substrate camera(s),
M) from the second correction vector calculating a second correction movement,
N) executing the first and second correction movement by means of the second drive system or a third drive system enabling correction movements of the substrate and by means of the drive configured to rotate the component gripper or the rotary drive configured to rotate the substrate, and
O) lowering the carrier and/or the bond head and/or the component gripper and place the component on the substrate place.