New Products


Compiled by Laureen Belleville

Integrated technology systems

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Integrated technology systems for the semiconductor and electronics industries enable precise, accurate and reliable operations and performance of equipment in cleanroom and vacuum settings, according to the company. Applications include pick-and-place operations, wafer inspections and automation tasks. Systems can utilize linear guidance systems, high-efficiency ball and roller screws, linear actuators, precision positioning systems, spindles, advanced seals, specialized radial bearings and magnetic bearings. Electrical controls, accessories and options can be incorporated. SKF USA Inc. Bethlehem, PA

Infrared thermometer

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The ThermoTrace Infrared Thermometer, Model 15030, has been re-engineered for improved accuracy. This unit's accuracy has been validated at +/-2 degrees F (1 degree C) from 32 degrees F (0 degrees C) to 590 degrees F (310 degrees C). DeltaTrak Pleasanton, CA

Sorbent canister

Camsorb sorbent canister systems remove high gas and vapor loads in HVAC systems. They are designed for installation in the company's leak-free housings and frames and can be used for the protection of sensitive materials such a laboratory and museum contents. The rechargeable canisters contain up to 107 pounds of lose-fill sorbent media per 2000 cfm. Coconut shell activated carbon and a variety of specialized sorbents are available. Camfil Farr Riverdale, NJ

Software for ASRS

FastPic WMI (Windows Machine Interface) facilitates integrating automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) equipment into existing cleanroom manufacturing IT architecture by providing a high-level COM interface to the equipment. The software can be used in any Windows development tool capable of communicating with a COM object, such as Visual Basic or Visual C++. It integrates any one or combination of Vertical Lift Modules (VLMs), vertical carousels and horizontal carousels with cleanroom host ERP, WMS or LESA systems. FastPic Systems Westbrook, ME

Turbo pumps

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The TMH 261, 521, 1001, 1601 and 2101 turbo pumps are well suited for ion implanters. According to the manufacturer, they have been proven to improve vacuum pump performance by as much as 300 percent. Pfeiffer Vacuum Inc. Nashua, NH

Pure steam

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Vapotron VT generates sterile steam that is free of pyrogenic substances. The manufacturer reports that it is particularly suitable for SIP sterilization, the humidification of cleanrooms and the operation of steam sterilizers. The system, which normally uses purified water, delivers 50 to 5000 kg of ultra-pure steam per hour. The unit has short heat-exchanger tubes with floating integration of the exchanger elements. In the case of problematic feed water, such as that containing large amounts of gas, a membrane degassing stage can be fitted before the generator in order to comply with EN 285 for non-condensable gases. The company also offers the Multitron MT distillation units, which use the Combical concept—a combined cooler and heater that pre-heats the incoming water and ensures optimal utilization of the condensate. Christ Water Technology Group Aesch, Switzerland

Dual-layer filter

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The Protec RM0.5 is designed with an outer layer of glass fiber and an inner layer of hydrophilic PVDF membrane. According to the manufacturer, the prefilter, rated at 0.5 µm, removes particles and reduces bioburden in biological liquids to protect downstream sterile filters. The filter is optimized for the clarification and prefiltration of serum, plasma, tissue and cell culture media, protein solutions, fermentation media and feeds and other viscous biological solutions. All components of the filter cartridge are FDA listed for food contact use in the CFR, Title 21, and the filter cartridges are cleanroom manufactured. Meissner Filtration Products Inc. Camarillo, CA


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Used in cleanrooms, labs and processing operations, the worktables are configured using standard modular components and feature heavy-gauge type 304 stainless-steel construction. The hat channels, legs and gussets also are made of type 304 stainless steel. The company's patented uni-lok leg/gusset design features a two-point welding system, which reportedly eliminates leg wobble and improves table strength and stability. The user can specify height and dimensions of the worktables based on work area layout and available space. Eagle MHC Clayton, DE

Airborne particle counter

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The Lasair II 550L uses a flow rate of 50 LPM to sample one cubic meter in 20 minutes. The software walks the user through the process of EU GMP sampling then automatically generates a full final report. According to the manufacturer, this model retains all the features of the Lasair II. Particle Measuring Systems Boulder, CO

Flow indicator

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The Series SFI-801 Sight Flow Indicator has a clear polycarbonate body that enables 360-degree viewing of the bright-red PBT rotor. The product has a pressure rating of 125 psi (8.62 bar), temperature rating of 130 degrees F (55 degrees C) and chemical compatibility. An optional A-711 output sensor has a VDC output with pulsing for flow totalization and a proportional frequency change for flow rate. Units are intended for water purification, chemical metering, water injection, semiconductor processing and chillers. Dwyer Instruments Inc. Michigan City, IN


A small footprint ionizer for benchtop and in-tool applications, the Local Area Ionizing Blower Model 6432 fulfills static control needs in the IC packaging, marking and insertion markets, or where workstations are susceptible to robotic lock-up. An enhanced version of the blower, Model 6432e, adds the efficiency of process equipment integration with a facility monitoring output connection and operational failure alarm notification. Ion Systems Inc. Berkeley, CA

Gas flow measurement

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The DryCal ML-800 fluid flow measurement system features +/-0.15 percent standardized accuracy. The standard is at once dry (no mercury, oil or soap solution), portable, fast and hands-free. Backed by an uncertainty analysis and inter-lab comparisons, the primary unit is well suited for on-site verifications of flow meters, mass flow controllers and meters, and laminar flow elements as well as other flow control equipment from 5 sccm to 50,000 sccm. Bios International Butler, NJ

Storage and retrieval

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The Shuttle VLM (vertical lift module) utilizes overhead space by scanning the stored item's height every time to store in the least amount of space. The system comprises vertically arranged trays in the front and rear of the unit, an inserter/extractor platform that rides in the center and computerized controls. Available in up to Class 10,000 cleanroom standard, the system delivers stored materials to the operator at an ergonomically correct height for retrieval. An optional wheeled cart that docks to the system's extraction platform enables heavy items to be transported to workstations in a cellular manufacturing or assembly setup. Remstar International Inc. Westbrook, ME

Color-coded relief valves

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The relief pressures on this series of relief valves are identified by the color of the valve. Offered in 1/8 and 1/4 male NPT and 1/8 female thread, the valve housing is molded of PVDF. The internal relief material is nylon with a Buna-N seal. Also available are polypropylene or PVDF bodies and optional Viton seals. Special end sizes also are available. Industrial Specialties Mfg. Inc. Englewood, CO

Drive sockets

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Intended for cleanrooms and sterile production environments, the 3/8-inch drive Deep Sockets are made entirely from stainless steel and are designed for repeated autoclaving. The six-point sockets are 2 1/2-inches in length and are available in sizes from 1/4 inch to 11/16 inch and metric sizes from 6 mm to 19 mm. Manufactured from 17-4PH stainless steel and hardened to HRC 44, the sockets are passivated and polished. Steritool Brooklyn, NY

Auto leveling sensor

A wireless, wafer-like device, the WaferSense ALS (Auto Leveling Sensor) is designed to be handled like a 150mm, 200mm or 300mm wafer. The tool can be placed in cassettes, FOUPs, on end effectors, aligners, in load locks and process chambers to quickly ensure that all stations are level and coplanar. Reportedly, the device provides precise pitch and roll measurements—accurate to +/-0.03 degree—that can be logged to relate coplanarity with yield and determine the ideal tool adjustments for best yields. Atmospheric and vacuum compatible, the wireless device does not outgas and has a HEPA filter that contains any particle matter within the sensor. CyberOptics Corp. Beaverton, OR

CO2 analyzer

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The CEA 266 is a wall-mounted infrared CO2 gas analyzer contained in a water- and dust-tight NEMA 4X enclosure with digital display readout. Ranges of 0-2000 ppm, 0-500 ppm, 0-1 percent, 0-2 percent, 0-5 percent, 0-10 percent or 0-20 percent are available. The sample gas is continuously drawn into the unit through a built-in air pump. A self-draining water trap and a dust filter are provided. CEA Instruments Emerson, NJ

Linear motion slide

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The RGS 10000 Slide handles dynamic axial loads up to 100 pounds at speeds of more than 60 ips. According to the manufacturer, it has a unique, compact profile that provides torsional stiffness and stability. The integral mounting base allows support over the entire length of the slide if desired. It comes with a wear-compensating, anti-backlash driven carriage. Applications include CNC routers, industrial packaging, automated cutting and slitting and large X-Y tables. Kerk Motion Products Hollis, NH

Compact desiccator

The Secador Mini Desiccator is used for safe storage of valuable moisture-sensitive chemicals and electronics. The compact footprint and 0.35-cubic foot volume keep a small quantity of needed materials nearby without crowding the benchtop. Also, it can be attached under a shelf with the accessory mounting kit. The cabinet and door are molded of clear plastic. A positive latch on the door locks out humidity, and two loops accept tamper-evident seals for security. Humidity can be monitored with the door-mounted dial hygrometer. Bel-Art Products Inc. Pequannock, NJ

Gas springs

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Well suited for food processing and packaging industries, the Lift-O-Mat INOX stainless steel gas springs reportedly are maintenance free, easy to install and specifically designed for environments requiring total cleanliness. The springs securely hold a door or cabinet in an open or closed position. The gas springs also offer speed-controlled dampening, cushioned end motion, simple mounting, compact size, flat force curve and a wide range of available forces. Stabilus Gastonia, NC

Vacuum conveyor

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In food manufacturing applications, the C-Series of conveyors are ideal for handling ingredients such as cocoa, sugar, vitamins and coffee beans. Powered by pneumatically driven vacuum pumps, the systems transport up to 10-15 tons/hour of powders and granules. The vacuum conveyors are made of stainless steel AISI 316L. The filter design can trap particles down to 0.3 micron and can be equipped with a HEPA filter. The C-21 and C-33 conveyors have been examined and accepted by the USDA and comply with the 3A standard. PIAB USA Inc. Hingham, MA


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The C-CureEdge open-mesh, stainless steel wire belting is designed to increase productivity and enhance safety in the production environment and is suitable for heating, cooling, drying and coating. Reportedly, the closed-loop ends reduce downtime by minimizing conveyor-to-conveyor snags and tangling during shipping, storage, installation, repair and day-to-day operation. Wirebelt Londonderry, NH


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Handsinks featuring Microgard antimicrobial protection offer foodservice operations a second line of defense in battling germs. To provide further protection, the company offers a completely touch-free sink that features an electronic eye faucet for hands-free operation. The adjustable electronic sensor beam activates water flow for instant "on/off" reaction, while an optional separate sensor activates the soap dispenser to deliver a pre-measured amount of soap.Constructed of Type 300 series stainless steel, the handsink features an inverted "V" edge rim to retard spillage plus a deep-drawn bowl to assure complete drainage. Eagle Foodservice Equipment Clayton, DE


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Intended for use in water treatment, the upgraded Swing Check Valve features a top bonnet O-ring seal design, which allows for improved pressure rating performance when using elastomeric seal materials. The product is available in _-inch to 8-inch sizes and is rated for full vacuum service. Asahi/America Inc. Malden, MA

Wire gowning bench

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Gowning benches meet the needs of Class 1 to Class 100,000 cleanroom operations and feature a special wire undershelf for under-the-seat storage of booties and other clothing articles. Available are stainless steel or chrome-plated wire benches featuring a three-sided channel frame and offering 62 percent laminar flow. Also available are models with stainless steel perforated tops. Benches are available in five standard lengths ranging from 36 to 84 inches. Eagle MHC Clayton, DE

Cage creep eliminator

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The Anti-Creep System (ACS) reporedtly eliminates "cage creep" in cross-roller precision rail guides and offers PEEK material as an option. The specialized plastic exhibits low outgassing properties for X/Y positioning applications in vacuum or cleanroom settings. According to the comany, the product keeps cages within cross-roller precision rail guides from migrating, or creeping, which can cause rollers to skid and can increase system friction at the stroke limits. SKF Motion Technologies Bethlehem, PA

Storage cabinet

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Constructed with 16-gauge, cold-rolled steel and finished with white, baked enamel, the Series 91SC storage cabinets provide clean, durable storage for cleanroom applications. According to the company, the heavy-gauge steel construction will not crack or harbor contamination. The series comes with five solid shelves in four standard sizes, with custom sizes available on request. Clean Air Products Minneapolis, MN

Hat liner

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The Economy style 600R liner is made of flame-resistant Sparkguard material. It is designed precisely to provide maximum protection for the head, neck and ears, and it is now available in green. Magid Glove & Safety Chicago, IL

Biohazard lid

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A motion-activated trash bin lid opens automatically so that hands can stay safe from biohazards and other wastes. Infrared sensors detect motion and provide "touchless" opening. The lid closes automatically three seconds after the hand/object is moved from the area. A liner bag holder keeps liners from falling in and prevents liners from sticking out from under the lid. The product is available in 2-, 7- and 12-gallon sizes in a red color with a biohazard label. UltraTech International Inc. Jacksonville, FL


The 1200 l/s TPH 1201 contains the combination of high pumping speed for light gasses and high throughput for heavy gases. An advanced rotor geometry permits a high foreline tolerance of 0.5 mbar without the need for a drag stage, which eliminates the concern of clogging in high particulate environments associated with drag-style pumps, according to the company. Pfeiffer Vacuum Inc. Nashua, NH

Drive sockets

Deisgned for cleanroom and sterile production environments, the new 3/8-inch drive Deep Sockets are made entirely from stainless steel and are designed for repeated autoclaving. Intended for applications that require longer reach and greater internal clearance, the six-point sockets are 2 1/2-inches long and are available in sizes from 1/4-inch to 11/16-inch and from 6mm to 19mm. Manufactured from 17-4PH stainless steel and hardened to HRC 44, the sockets are passivated and polished. Steritool Brooklyn, NY

Wheel cleaning device

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The Caster Cleaner enhances a wheel's performance by continually cleaning the wheel, reducing the build-up of dirt, wax and residue that may insulate the wheel from the floor. Reportedly, it also extends the life of conductive wheels to reduce ESD risks caused by ungrounded carts. It provides an additional electrical path from the wheel directly to the stem of the caster, bypassing potentially insulative grease in caster bearings and wheel bushings that may cause an unreliable path to ground. According to the company, the product installs without tools in about five seconds to fully assembled and loaded carts and provides visual indication that the carts are grounded. Static Dynamics Beaverton, OR


Intended for cleanroom and critical environment industries, the Polyurethane glove made from Dow Performance Polymers has been tested for particulates and extractables in accordance with IEST RP-CC-005.2. Intacta 4 and Intacta 5 are specifically designed to provide optimal protection for cleanroom usage, critical environments and fabrication processes. Sizes include small, medium, large, extra-large and extra-extra-large. Clean Room Supply Depot Inc. Fullerton, CA

Laser dicing system

The 300mm laser dicing system LDS 300 can handle 12-inch wafers. The waterjet-guided laser avoids heat damage and cracking, allowing for high fracture strength. Protective coatings are not needed and the wafer surface is free of contamination. According to the manufacturer, the integrated fiber laser is maintenance free, resulting in low operating costs. The process provides parallel and narrow cuts with widths from 25 to 50 microns. Synova SA Ecublens, Switzerland

PES filters

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Millipore Express SHC (Sterilizing grade High Capacity) polyethersulfone (PES) filters are used for processing a variety of process fluids, including cell culture media and media additives, process intermediates and protein-containing solutions. The devices are constructed with asymmetric composite membranes to deliver high permeability. They are available in a variety of filter formats and sizes, including OptiScale small scale disposable screening devices, cartridge filters in sizes from 5 to 30 inches and a range of autoclavable and gamma compatible Opticap XL and XLT disposable capsules. Millipore Corp. Billerica, MA