Virtual Industries Inc., a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions, now provides a product line of hand tools that replace tweezers or other gripping means for many applications. Ideal for handling wafers, disk media, flat panels, or any item that has a flat, hard surface, the SERIES 3 PORTA-WAND ELITE with 300 mm Wafer Tip VWT-5R-AR, handles up to 12" (300 mm) wafers, 110-220 VAC.
The SERIES 3 PORTA-WAND ELITE features a detachable battery pack, a safe vacuum level indicator and as well as 5" round machined Al Teflon coated, push button control. The detachable battery pack (VPWE-150) contains the rear exhaust filter for the entire tool to ensure better than Class l performance. The battery pack can be recharged while attached to the tool or when separated from the tool. The operation indicator turns on only when proper vacuum has been established, allowing operators to confirm they have a firm grip on the wafer. A PUSH-BUTTON provides easy on/off control with a lock to on position.
The SERIES 3 PORTA-WAND ELITE with 300 mm Wafer Tip VWT-5R-AR includes:
Detachable 9.6V NiMH rechargeable battery pack
In-stand charger (VPW-CHARGER-110-220)
One 300 mm wafer tip (VWT-5R-AR)
Battery indicator light
Internal replaceable air filter (VF-40M-5)
For more information about any of Virtual Industries’ advanced equipment, visit www.virtual-ii.com or product page at
Founded in 1987, Virtual Industries Inc. is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more than 20 years, Virtual Industries has been a leading supplier of manual vacuum handling solutions to the world’s high-technology firms. The company’s patented ESD-safe products are used by CLASS I clean room personnel, electronics assemblers, semiconductor manufacturers, Universities and scientists globally. Virtual Industries’ success has come from developing innovative manual vacuum handling tools and pick-up tips based on customer requests and customer feedback. These tools provide customer specific solutions that make assembly and processing operations more productive and ergonomic. For more information, visit the company at www.virtual-ii.com.