Cleanroom – AMHS Developments
Delivered Automated Very-Large-Scale Integrated Circuit Wafer Transport System
In 1984, Daifuku developed the automated material handling systems (AMHS) Cleanway and Clean Stocker for semiconductor fabs. In 1985, Daifuku delivered automated wafer transport system to the heralded "fully automated fab." These computer-controlled intrabay and interbay systems supplying wafer cassettes automatically contributed to efficiently manufacture very-large-scale integrated circuit.
Developed Floating Glass Board Transport Conveyor for LCD Production
As LCD screens increased in size, the size of glass substrate used in the production process increased accordingly. Instead of being transported in cassettes, glass boards are now moved in single pieces. Daifuku developed the first floating conveyor system to handle the 7th generation size (1,800 x 2,300mm).
Pioneered HID (High Efficiency Inductive Power Distribution Technology) in the Private Sector
The basic technology of non-contact power supply (HID) was invented in 1990 by a team from New Zealand's University of Auckland. Daifuku collaborated with this team to conduct further research and development in an effort to understand how to apply the technology. In 1993, Daifuku became the first company to successfully develop a monorail system using HID.