Recently joining the Brooks team has been a major learning and growth experience for me. There’s so much to absorb about each of you, the complex work you and your companies engage in, the challenges facing your respective industries, how you make buying decisions, and what you expect and want in a supplier.
Intersolar North America is just around the corner, and Brooks will be setting up shop at Booth 5648 (July 10-12, San Francisco). We’re introducing two new products that will have a big impact on the solar and semiconductor industries.
First up is the XacTorr CMX0 capacitance manometer, which is part of the Brooks XacTorr CMX family of capacitance manometers. These instruments provide solar and semiconductor manufacturers with highly stable and repeatable measurements for pressure sensitive processes. The XacTorr CMX0 offers users:
• An unheated option with full-scale ranges from 1,000 Torr to 100 mTorr
• Accuracy of 0.25% of reading
• Drop-in replacement
• Unique diagnostic features for preventative maintenance such as tracking remaining zero adjustment range to allow scheduled maintenance, reducing unplanned interruptions.
We’ll also be unveiling communication upgrades to the GF40/80, our highly modular, user-programmable mass flow controller designed for solar and thin-film processes.
The GF40/80 is now equipped with EtherCAT, a highly flexible network protocol that has been adopted by leading-edge manufacturers in the solar and microelectronics industries. A unique principle called “processing on the fly” gives EtherCAT some unique advantages. Because EtherCAT messages are passed before being processed in each node, EtherCAT operates at a high speed and efficiency. The process also creates flexibility in topology and incredible synchronization making it easier to network flow control and other devices for advanced process control and diagnostic capabilities.
We hope you’ll stop by and say hello. And, as a thank you for previewing a demo of our new products, you’ll get a free 4GB USB drive in the shape of a mass flow controller, of course. You can also check out our latest news about Intersolar North America here.