Chroma ATE Inc.

IC Pick & Place Handler
IC Pick & Place Handler

Tri-Temp Quad Sites Handler Model 3160C

Key Features:
  • Advance thermal technology (Nitro TEC)
  • Faster index time 0.6 sec
  • Active thermal control and full range temperature
  • Chamber less design
  • Support multiple sites (Single, Dual or Quad test sites)
  • Simple, quick kit changeover
Nitro TEC Thermal Technology

CHROMA releases new thermal solution "Nitro-TEC thermal technology" which is a combination of Nitrogen and TEC control system. Comparing to traditional LN2 cooling system, Nitro-TEC thermal technology brings the following advantages to user.

  • ATC control system with better temperature accuracy during testing
  • Allows customer switch Hot and Cold temperature test quickly
  • Soaking room with liquid nitrogen to pre-cool device efficiently
  • Shorten the down time, when maintaining handler or exchanging kits
  • Less LN2 consumption

Chroma 3160C Handler is productive pick & place system for high volume multi-site IC testing. It is capable of handling various package types of device and supports Single, Dual or Quad test sites. The reliable handling mechanism and functionality outfit leads to high throughput and low jam rate. Chroma 3160C can increase production productivity and efficiency and shorten the time of exchanging kits. The system come with Active Thermal Control (ATC) System to test the DUT -40℃to 125℃.

Auto tray load / unload 
Test head
Test head 
Programmable probe
Programmable probe 
Dimension (W x D x H) 2,300 mm x 1,850mm x 2,100mm
Weight Approx. 1,650 kg
Facility Power : AC220, 50/60 Hz single-phase, 10 KVA max.
Dry air : -70℃ dew oint, 0.5 Mpa, 1,200 L/min.
LN2 source : 0.35Mpa (50 Psi), consumption 0.6 kg/min.
Applicable Device Type : BGA, QFP, CSP, QFN, Flip chip, TSOP, etc.
Package size : 3 mm x 3 mm to 50 mm x 50 mm (Ball pitch > 0.35mm)
Contact mode Direct contact / drop and press
Interface Standard : TTL & GPIB
Option : RS-232, TCP/IP
Multiple Site Dual sites : 1 x 2 (80 mm)
Qual sites : 1 x 4 (40 mm)
Qual sites : 2 x 2 (80 x 60 mm)
Contact Area Test Head Area : 600 mm (from socket center)
Socket mounting height : 1,100 mm (1,200 mm option)
Index Time

0.6 sec. (excluding tester communication time),max. uph up to 3,200 at zero test time

Rotation Function (opation) ± 90˚ , ± 180˚
Jam Rate 1/5,000 for ambient / hot / cold temperature mode
Category 7 categories (3 auto, 4 manual)
Contact Force 120 kgf
Thermal Range

Temperature range : -40℃ to 125℃ before contact
Test head : set-point ± 3℃ before contact
Pre-soak buffer and input shuttle : set-point ± 5℃ before contact

Collant Non-conductive, 3M Novec thermal fluid
Changeover Time of Change Kit 15 mins