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Side Contact Design


Carbide Side Contact Tips are suitable for use in applications where tip contact to the surface of the die should be limited or avoided. For these applications, we do not recommend the use of surface contact tip designs in order to safeguard the critical features on the die surface.

The design of our Side Contact Tips features tapered contact angles to contact the selected edges of the die. Our innovative tip geometries ensures the stability and performance for such critical applications during the Pick and Place process.

Oricus manufactures a wide range of customized Carbide Side Contact Tips with angle configurations designed and manufactured to fit your die and application requirements. Standard angle configurations of 90° and 120° are available. We are also able to produce customized angles and application specific geometries to your requirements.


  • Maximum surface contact between tip and the die or device
  • Can be made in Square, Rectangular and Custom outer profiles
  • Size and layout of the vacuum holes are fully customizable
  • Harder than Rubber, Engineering Plastics and Alloy Steel Side Contact Tips
  • Highest wear resistance amongst Rubber, Engineering Plastics and Alloy Steel Side Contact Tips
  • Highest temperature resistance amongst Rubber, Engineering Plastics and Alloy Steel Side Contact Tips


  • Able to leave critical features of the die surfaces untouched during the Pick and Place process
  • Eliminates potential issues resulting from die rotation which is apparent in surface contact tip design types
  • Longest tool life compared to Rubber, Engineering Plastics and Alloy Steel Side Contact Tips

Material Information

Each and every material selected for use in our products go through a stringent Selection, Development and Assessment process. In-house developed compounds are developed with the latest innovations in material technology and feature formulations that are designed specially for use in the Semiconductor industry. For externally procured materials, each material goes through a rigorous Quality Assurance and Performance Assessment programme before being qualified for use in our products.

Material Description Hardness ESD Surface Resistance (Ω) Service Temperatures (Deg C)
Carbide, K15 HV30 1740 Conductive (< E2) >800
Carbide, K30 HV30 1450 - 1570 Conductive (< E2) >800
Carbide, M30 HV30 1315 - 1350 Conductive (< E2) >800
Carbide, MG30 HV30 1350-1400 Conductive (< E2) >800

Product Information

Standard Sizes

Part Number X (mm) Y (mm)
PS-VECF-PS02-03500250-01 3.50 2.50
PS-VECF-PS02-04500350-01 4.50 3.50
PS-VECF-PS02-05000400-01 5.00 4.00
PS-VECF-PS02-05500450-01 5.50 4.50

Customized Designs

If you are unable to find a size that fits your application from our catalog, get in touch with us and our Application Experts will provide you with a customized turnkey solution according to your die size, process and application.

Part Numbers And Ordering

PS – Pick Up Tool with Square and Rectangular Profiles PR – Pick Up Tool with Round Profiles
  • W – Hybrid Carbide
  • V – Full Carbide
  • Y – Superalloys
  • L – Stainless Steels
  • S – Steels
  • F – Non-Ferrous
  • E – Engineering Plastics
  • P - Performance Engineering Plastics
A to Z Refer to material tables for full listing
  • F – Flat
  • R – Relief
  • G – Groove
  • M – Multi-Hole
  • C – Side Clamp
Multiple codes depending on specific features
  • AP - Alphasem
  • AS – ASM
  • CA – Canon Bestem
  • DA – Datacon
  • EE – ESEC
  • EM – EMTEC
  • HA – Hitachi
  • MR – MRSI
  • PA – Palomar
  • SR - Shibaura
  • SW – Shinkawa
  • UD – Universal Design
0 2
Machine Model
01 to 99 according to different machine models
0 3 5 0
Tip Length or Tip OD Code
For lengths:
4 digit code 1590 = 15.9mm
For OD:
4 digit code 0800 = 8mm
0 2 5 0
Tip Width Code or
Tip ID Code
For widths:
4 digit code 0518 = 5.18mm
For ID:
4 digit code 0600 = 6mm
1 to 99