Wi-Fi E84 is a software-based solution for HERO® Fab systems to replace or bypass the requirement for an E84 optical interface for direct communication between machine and mobile robots.
Alternative to E84 retrofitting
Many process machines in older 200mm factories are not equipped with E84 components. Retrofitting is usually very costly. For safe, automated machine loading, however, a kind of handshake between mobile robots and the load ports of the machines is unavoidable. Here, the “Wi-Fi E84” software solution offers a cost-effective alternative. Using “Wi-Fi E84”, communication between the robot and the load port is made possible indirectly via database access.