New Products


Compiled by Laureen Bellville

Aerosol particle sensor

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Packaged in a chemically resistant, easy-to-disinfect stainless-steel box, the IsoAir Plus aerosol monitor features 0.5- and 5.0-µm channels for monitoring cGMP compliance. Data downloading is via Ethernet, with data security exceeding 21CFR-11 regulations. The sensor interfaces with Pharmaceutical Net software to provide advanced reporting features as well as alarm paging for particle events.

Particle Measuring Systems
Boulder, CO

Walk-in enclosure

A compact, walk-in Class II-style clean air and containment enclosure, the BioPROtect Jr. accommodates high-throughput robotic systems, ultracentrifuges, flow cytometers, aerosol generators and other pieces of laboratory equipment. The unit features an 87 cu.ft. interior volume (nominal) with HEPA-filtered, particle-free airflow throughout the work area. Filters and blower motors are sized to accommodate filter-loading to minimize downtime and extend component life cycles.

The Baker Company
Sanford, ME

Desiccator cabinet

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Series 19 cabinets are constructed with a heavy-gauge stainless-steel outer shell, with a stainless-steel divider between each compartment. Each compartment is sealed to provide a pressurized dry or nitrogen environment for parts storage, and the stainless steel provides a conductive surface to help dissipate static charge. Compartments feature gasketed, clear acrylic doors with cam-action door latches. The acrylic back panel is screwed and sealed to the back of the unit. Shelves are available fixed-position or adjustable. Polypropylene models are available.

Clean Air Products
Minneapolis, MN

Vacuum wand

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The battery-operated, self-contained FWCR2/3 Freedom Wand vacuum wand for 200- and 300-mm wafers runs continuously for three hours after a 90-minute charge. Direct connect to power supply enables use when batteries are discharged. Ergonomic finger contours enhance comfort, while a tabletop/wall-mount stand keeps the unit clean and secure when not in use. The product weighs less than 8 oz. and is Class 1 cleanroom compatible.

H-Square Corp.
Sunnyvale, CA

Spill-free coupling

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Intended for high-purity chemical fluid- handling processes and manufactured with injection-molded virgin polypropylene, the ChemQuik series CQG06 is a connection device for instant, safe, and spill-free disconnections and reconnections. The non-spill, pressure-balanced design enables the safe transfer of critical fluids, effectively eliminating chemical contact. The coupling is available with a physical keying system that offers limitless configurations to prevent accidental misconnections. Shut-off valves remove the need to drain lines or vent fumes before servicing equipment.

Colder Products Company
St. Paul, MN

Integrated gas components

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The IGC II modular and integrated gas components enable semiconductor professionals to develop streamlined gas delivery systems with a more compact size and footprint. The system is built around modular and surface-mount technology, featuring channel-type substrate and manifold sections. According to the manufacturer, the small footprint of gas sticks built with IGC II technology lets users locate them closer to the chamber, reducing pneumatic lag and process time. A typical system consists of substrate channel, manifold channel, and mounting components.

Swagelok Company
Solon, OH

Hand wipes

Developed to quickly eliminate harmful microorganisms from the skin, CareMates antiseptic hand wipes are pre-moistened with an antiseptic formula that kills 99.9 percent of disease-causing microbes, including pseudomonas aeruginosa, staphylococcus aureas, escherichia coli, streptococcus pyogenes, and salmonella cholerasius. The special formula also conditions skin and leaves a wintergreen fragrance.

Shepard Medical Products
Elk Grove Village, IL

Six-axis robot

The six-axis robot will offer the same Epson RC+ software and Epson RC520 PC-based controller provided on the Epson Scara robots and Epson EZ modules. According to the manufacturer, companies will be able to build entire factories using one easy-to-use control platform for a variety of applications and robot types. Additionally, companies can increase the power and flexibility of their six-axis robots by adding ActiveX controls, conveyor tracking, Ethernet I/O, force-sensing, security/audit log and vision guidance capabilities.

Epson Robots
Carson, CA