Product Creation and Development

Hine Design

Hine Design was a leading supplier of wafer-handling robots for semiconductor process tools - the company was purchased by Asyst Technologies in 1998.  Asyst was then sold to Crossing Automation which has now been sold to Brooks Automation (

Technologies Employed:  Sheet Metal, Mechanisms, Ball Screws, Ball Bearings, DC Motors, Servo Motors, CNC Machining, and Plastics.

As Mechanical Engineering Consultant:

1.  Design and detail of a Dual Arm End Effector with Edge Grip

2.  Design and detail of a R-Theta-Z vacuum robot

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