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MiniMax - EFEM

Course Outline Schedule

Training Outline for the “MiniMax” Product Line

This document is an outline of a standard course layout, applicable for all types of “MiniMax” – integrated front-end systems.

The training course is structured in a way to cover all different aspects of the product operation, its application, service, maintenance, diagnostics and troubleshooting.

The training topics within a single course are flexibly selected by the trainer to meet specific MiniMax application and customer requirements. Each topic is shown with approximate time duration.

Section 1 – General Information

This part of the course introduces all students to basics of a MiniMax, its typical and optional modules.

  1. Design and layout of a MiniMax
  2. System specifications
  3. Safety design and consideration
  4. Interfacing modules

Section 2 – Shipping and Receiving

This part of the course provides all vital information related to transportation and receipt of a MiniMax.

  1. Shipping container
  2. System handling and transportation
  3. Unpacking and inspecting a MiniMax
  4. Checking and inspecting the items required for installation

Section 3 – Equipment Installation and initialization

This part of the course describes all steps that are required to ensure proper operation of the system, starting from leveling of the equipment to connecting and operating the mini environment.

  1. Installation – ballroom mounting vs. bay hall mounting
  2. System leveling
  3. Module alignment
  4. Interface connections and communications
  5. Checking system before turning the power ON
  6. Verifying operation of MiniMax system
  7. Initializing MiniMax
  8. Troubleshooting of communication and initialization problems

Section 4 – EFEM Software

This part of the course covers EFEM software basics providing information on user interaction and control of the system.

  1. EFEM software overview
    • User panels
    • User controls
  2. Getting started
    • Starting software
    • Logging-in and user privileges
    • Initializing EFEM
    • Normal operation
    • Shutting down EFEM software
  3. EFEM operations
    • Process state model
    • Material loading / unloading
    • Recovery from errors. Initialization
    • Job control ( Job start, Pause, Resume, Stop, Abort )
    • System Maintenance
    • System configuration (signal tower, user accounts, material I/O options)
  4. Software troubleshooting

Section 5 – Service and Maintenance

This part of the course touches on service and maintenance of the MiniMax, which may differ depending on the system configuration.

  1. Removal and installation of the system modules:
    • Robot
    • Pre-aligner
    • Load port
    • Controller
    • Computer
    • Other miscellaneous components
  2. Preventative maintenance
  3. Corrective maintenance

Section 6 - Building Application with the GPR Robot Family

This part of the course outlines different aspects of the robot design, its operation and application as well as diagnostic and troubleshooting.

  1. General system description
  2. Getting started
  3. Robot homing and calibration basics
  4. Pre-aligning
  5. Station teaching
  6. Deflection compensation technique
  7. Scanning
  8. Smooth Trajectories
  9. Troubleshooting

Section 7 – Utilization and Support of Porta 300 Product Line

This part of the course covers all essential information about structure, operation maintenance and application of all types of Genmark’s load ports.

  1. Introduction
  2. Design of the Porta 300
  3. Installation and removal
  4. Motion axes and commands
  5. Service and Maintenance
  6. Troubleshooting of the load port

Section 8 – Troubleshooting

This section is designed to provide the user with specific information for fast and effective troubleshooting of the problems associated with system hardware and operations.

  1. Troubleshooting of the system components using EFEM
  2. Troubleshooting of the MiniMax components using Gencobot Tool Box
  3. Customer support directory. Escalation procedure