Bulk Wafer Handling

Mass Wafer Transfer Systems

We are proud to have represented Faith Enterprises since 1990.

Since 1984, Faith Enterprises has been dedicated to manufacturing mass wafer transfer systems for the semiconductor industry, and continuous research into improving our products. The Rapitran 3, 50-wafer transfer system performs four standard transfers: 50-wafer load/unload, 25-wafer load/unload, boat to boat transfer and cassette to cassette transfer.

This system can also be configured to perform other transfers such as Back-to-Back and 12/13-wafer transfers. Optional features are available such as built-in flat or notch aligning, Hi-temp wafer contact material, heat sensor interlocks, and GEM/SECS communications.

Other products include automated wafer sorting and wafer handling, cassette and process carrier stocking/storage, FOUP stocking, OCR wafer I.D., SMIF pod openers, Photo-voltaic cell handling, Flat-panel handling and more..

Faith’s ability to design and build custom automated systems allows us to offer money saving solutions to our customers. If you have a need for an automated machine, please contact us for more information.


These are some of the Faith Enterprises “standard” products that have evolved from the first Rapitran design. As always, they are built to last and offer a tremendous ROI. These machines are simply the best on the market. And latest Rapitran 3 offers an even higher level of excellence. Many great improvements such as more accurate boat and cassette sensing, simplified alignment and new linear ball bearing rails replacing the old round shafts. The Rapitran 3 is cleaner, more robust and more reliable than ever


  • All electric operation.
  • Operator friendly: Ergonomic operation and simple, intuitive controls.
  • Clean gentle handling of wafers.
  • Cassette Sensors ensure the cassette is seated properly before and during a transfer.
  • Wafer Sensors provide protection against operator error.
  • Stall feature stops any motor that meets unusual resistance.
  • Transfer will continue.
    Power Fail-safe. Holds the wafers safely at all times.
  • Automatic homing upon power-up including safe handling of any wafers present.
  • LCD screen for error messaging.
  • Self Diagnostics and error history simplify troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Full featured manual mode with safety interlocks.
  • 50 wafer transfer in as little as 35 seconds.
  • Optional Built-in Flatfinders with Stepper motor drives.

Rapitran 3, Three Station, 50 Wafer Transfer

This machine transfers 50 wafers from two cassettes to a diffusion boat and back again. Multiple transfer modes allow 50 wafer, 25 wafer, cassette to cassette and boat to boat transfers.

Rapitran 3, Two Station, 25 Wafer Transfer

This machine transfers 25 wafers from one cassette to a diffusion boat or other type of cassette and back again. Multiple transfer modes allow 25 wafer, cassette to cassette and boat to boat transfers.

Rapitran 3, Four Station, 50 Wafer Transfer

For customers who need to use two different types of diffusion boats on the same machine without any change-over. This machine operates identically to our three station model except that it has a fourth station for a second boat. The machine detects which boat is present and automatically transfers the wafers to that station.

Rapitran 50X2B, Back to Back Transfer

This machine can transfer 25 wafers out of a cassette and load them into the boat in a proximity, back to back position. It can also be configured to use boats with solid source disks. The cassette turntable makes the transfer cycle totally automated, reducing transfer time to less than 40 seconds.

Rapitran Micro, Single Station, 25 Wafer Transfer

The Micro is used to transfer 25 wafers between cassettes and/or an open bottom boat. The wafers are lifted up out of the first cassette and held in the combs while the operator changes to the new cassette. Then the wafers are lowered into the second cassette or boat. At only 10 inches (225mm) wide the Micro can fit almost anywhere.