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The BLAZER-X6S Analyzer uses same field-proven technology as our entire line of HDD measurement equipment, installed onto our innovative and proprietary Slider mechanical handler.

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Key Benefits

  • Fully-automated system

  • Low electronic noise

  • Compact footprint

  • Pad miscontact detection

  • 4pt resistance measurement

  • Writer resistance measurement

  • Contacts grounded during probing

  • Programmable diode clamping levels

  • Supports Pico and Femto type sliders

  • Automated Slider Handling

  • Uses Slider Process Trays as Test Trays

  • Supports Missing Slider Detection

  • Compact Probecard

  • Simple Probe Card Alignment

  • Up to 12 trays can be loaded at a time

  • Position limit sensors 

  • Position verification encoders

  • Safety Enclosure with Interlocks

  • Includes our patented SMAN magnetic instability measurement


The BLAZER-X6S tester uses same field-proven technology as our entire line of HDD measurement equipment, installed onto an innovative Slider mechanical handler, making it the most advanced Slider-level QST Tester ever produced.


BLAZER-X6S measurement capability includes high speed Transfer Curve and Resistance analysis, and the most advanced magnetic instability detection system available. These measurements, performed through our proprietary AC measurement channel, include Popcorn Noise, AC Noise, and our patented and industry standard Spectral Maximum Amplitude Noise (SMAN) analysis.

Using customer process trays, with only four axes of motion, our proprietary handling system can automatically pick up a slider from any one of up to twelve customer-installed input/output trays. The BLAZER-X6S has unique force sensing pickup nozzle allowing it to touch sliders with predetermined force for reliable pickup from any process tray.

The BLAZER-X6S tester includes the option of testing with either single or dual measurement channels, for increased throughput.  This dual-channel configuration also supports advance HDD devices including dual-MR heads, and 2pt or 4pt probing.

The BLAZER-X6S tester comes equipped with one Vision System for Probe Card Alignment. Optional Vision Systems for OCR and Slider/Tray Pocket detection are also available.

Our proprietary software supports a full array of engineering and production interfaces, data logging, grading, and normalization, and allows for customers to develop their own software modules.

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