How Chemical Delivery Systems Are Customized for Specific Applications

Many types of industrial plants and research centers use chemicals in their operations and need systems that can handle these often dangerous substances effectively. The chemical delivery system has to be able to store the chemicals, deliver them to the point of use and handle disposal. Depending on the application, chemical mixing and a degree of automation may also be required. Key characteristics of chemical delivery systems include the following:

  • Reliability. Dependable systems must deliver the right amounts of chemicals as required.
  • Accuracy. Most processes need specific amounts of chemicals at various times. The dosage and timing has to be precise.
  • Efficiency. The system must be easy to operate manually and to program for automatic operation.
  • Reduced Waste. Only the amounts of chemicals and water needed are delivered and material is recycled as much as possible.
  • Repeatability. A process step can be carried out repeatedly and always get the same result.
  • Safety. The system must deliver reduced operator error and reduce potential operator exposure to harmful chemicals.

Designing chemical delivery systems with these characteristics means the systems will have a high degree of customization with regard to many of the system components and functions. A provider will have to custom design and manufacture the equipment to fit the location, the application and any specific customer requirements.

The Volume of Chemicals Needed Impacts the System

Some processes only need small amounts of chemicals for spiking solutions or for processing small mixtures while other applications require bulk chemical supply. For spiking, delivering precise dosages is critical while for bulk chemical use receiving and storage are important. Small chemical volumes can be stored wherever there is a small space available but large volumes may need space for large chemical totes along with a load cell interface to keep track of chemical use. Each application depends on site layout and available room for the chemical delivery equipment. Systems have to be customized to fit into the available space.

How Chemicals Are Used Influences Customized Controls

Bulk supply of a single substance needs relatively simple controls but mixing and blending several chemicals needs software and relatively complicated systems. The toxicity and aggressiveness of the chemicals impacts the peripheral physical systems to ensure against leaks, spills and the possible exposure of employees. Each chemical delivery system has unique requirements for functions such as mixing, acidity, etching capability and chemical disposal. Customized controls can accomplish these tasks as long as the basic system has the necessary flexibility and the supplier has the expertise and experience to customize the controls.

Facility Layout Affects System Design

Often an ideal layout situates a small storage container near the process where the chemical is being used. In other systems, it may make sense to bring the chemical from remote storage to the process and pipe the used products away for disposal. While the chemical delivery part of the system is clear, the placement of the system components depends on available space and detailed operational practices. In each case, the physical details of the system have to be adjusted for the site and site-specific operations.

Modutek Can Meet Customization Requirements

With extensive expertise in the field of chemical delivery systems, Modutek has the capability to adapt these systems as needed by their customers. Because the company designs and manufactures its own equipment, it can make changes and adjustments to satisfy specific requirements. Customers can take advantage of Modutek’s in house design and production capabilities to get exactly the systems they need. The resulting customized chemical delivery systems are safe and of the highest quality.

Reviewed and Approved by Douglas Wagner
President & CEO, Modutek Corporation

How Chemical Delivery Systems Are Designed to Meet Customer Requirements

how-chemical-delivery-systems-are-designed-to-meet-customer-requirements2Many industrial activities require the supply of a variety of chemicals for their manufacturing or production processes. Because the industrial process may include special procedures and the use of specific chemicals, chemical delivery systems often have to be custom-designed to exactly meet the needs of a facility. Typical custom requirements deal with the quantities of chemicals required, how often chemicals have to be changed, how accurate the delivery or the mix has to be and the repeatability of a specific process. Safe handling is an important issue when the chemicals delivered are hazardous, as is safe neutralization and safe disposal. Customized systems can address each of these issues and ensure that the critical requirements are satisfied while leaving out unimportant features for a cost-effective solution.

Delivery Volumes

The quantities of chemicals used greatly impacts the design of the chemical delivery system. Large totes remote from the process can continuously deliver large volumes over extended periods while local drums and tanks can deliver smaller volumes but can be changed when the process requires a different chemical or when a new production process is started. In each case, load or level sensing has to be available so production personnel can plan the required chemical delivery. Software allows operating personnel to predict flows and requirements so adequate supplies are available.

Precision and Repeatability

Different industrial processes have different requirements for precision. For example, research projects often have to record exactly what chemicals were used and their precise quantity. Some semiconductor manufacturing processes also require high precision but others don’t. Precision is linked to repeatability. If a process has to run exactly the same way each time, the level of precision for chemical delivery has to be the same for each run.

Custom design can guarantee that the levels of precision and repeatability required for a process can be achieved, but such features are expensive. Customization means critical requirements are met but if high precision is not required, costs are reduced to cover what is essential for the process.

Safe Handling and Disposal

Customization is especially important for safety because each chemical has its own hazards and each process presents different dangers. Customized chemical delivery systems provide an additional level of safety to employees in the handling the chemicals and operating the delivery systems for specialized applications. Custom designs look at measures such as double-walled containment, corrosion-resistant fluid paths and leak detection for safe handling. Neutralization and disposal requires a customized approach due to the different ways chemicals are used but also because of the different regulations for safe chemical disposal.

Custom Chemical Delivery Solutions from Modutek

Modutek has the experience, the product line and the customization capabilities to satisfy specific customer needs and deliver high-quality, reliable and safe chemical delivery systems. The company designs and assembles all systems in house at their factory in San Jose, California. Because of the presence of in-house expertise for all important subsystems including the chemical delivery software, Modutek can respond exactly to the customization requirements of each manufacturing or production facility and deliver custom solutions that respond to customer needs.

From tote, drum and tank storage possibilities through systems with high precision capabilities, Modutek can deliver the storage and repeatability features needed. The SolidWorks Simulation Professional and SolidWorks Flow Simulation software lets customers calculate precise mix and flow volumes. All chemical delivery systems are characterized by high levels of operator safety and special regulatory requirements for the disposal of toxic chemicals can be incorporated into the custom design as needed. With Modutek’s chemical delivery system designs, customers can be sure they are getting the systems they need. For a free quote or consultation contact Modutek at 866-803-1533 or email [email protected].

Modutek Provides Solvent Delivery Pump Station for Large Pharmaceutical Company

Modutek Provides Solvent Delivery Pump Station for Large Pharmaceutical CompanyWith over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, Modutek has the expertise to handle large projects and challenging applications. The most recent example is a solvent delivery pump supply for a large pharmaceutical company. Nine solvent pump cabinets are required to transfer solvents to centrally located distribution stations. The custom-built cabinets are subject to tight specifications and rigorous compliance with applicable standards.

Project Details

Modutek will supply nine solvent pumping cabinets, each containing two pneumatically operated pumps. The pumps will have pulse dampers and will be fitted with air-actuated ball valves on the inlets and discharge outlets of each pump. Pilot valves will control the supply of clean, dry air (CDA). A series of valves and monitoring systems controls and supervises the transfer of solvents to distribution points close to the process.

Each cabinet will have an ultrasonic leak detector housed in a one-inch pipe “T” at the lowest point in the cabinet. A drain On/Off selector switch will be mounted near the drain port on the outside of the cabinet, and a 4-20 ma pressure transmitter will be mounted on the outside of each cabinet so the local display can be read easily.

Pump Cabinet Operation

The pumps will be controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and will deliver up to four gallons per minute. Solvents handled include acetone, methanol, ethyl acetate, heptane, isopropyl acetate and methyl tert-butyl ether. The system is rated up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and the passivation of the stainless steel parts is per ASTM standards. The pressure drop can be controlled through the PLC and the installation must be FDA compliant.

When a request for a pump is received, the drain valve On function is disabled and the pilot valve supplying CDA to the pump opens. The pump inlet and discharge ball valves open allowing solvent to flow past the pressure transmitter to the process. If a leak is detected in the pipe “T,” the pilot valve and the corresponding ball valves close, stopping transfer of the solvent.

When the drain function is switched On, the pilot valves and pump inlet and discharge ball valves are disabled. The pneumatically operated drain valve opens and the solvent drains into a collection container outside the cabinets. Once draining is completed, the operator can close the drain valve and resume normal operation of the pumps.

During normal operation of one of the pumps, the 24 V DC 4-20 ma pressure transmitter displays pressure in the line from the pump to the process. The pressure range is 1 to 150 psi. The pressure reading is displayed on a local LCD display and is available for remote indication and for HMI or SCADA systems.

Partnering With Modutek

Modutek can help customers that have complex or wide-ranging chemical delivery system requirements. The company offers standard solutions from its complete chemical delivery system equipment line or it can design and manufacture custom solutions to meet the needs of specific applications. All of Modutek’s chemical delivery system equipment is engineered and manufactured in-house at the company’s San Jose facility. As a result, the company can rely on in-house expertise to build and service the required equipment.

Modutek’s chemical handling systems are built using the latest technology and the highest quality materials to achieve un-paralleled output quality at reduced overall cost. When chemical handling/delivery systems are precisely designed to match application requirements, waste is reduced, and the use of water and chemicals are minimized. There are fewer operator errors, and systems become safer and more productive. Choosing Modutek as a supplier can help improve production facility performance and increase profitability.

Choosing the Right Chemical Delivery System for Your Application

Choosing the Right Chemical Delivery System for Your ApplicationSemiconductor manufacturers and research labs have extensive chemical handling requirements and need a safe way to supply chemicals to the points where they are used. Key factors for choosing chemical delivery systems are the storage options that are available, the system performance in terms of precision and reliability and the software that can be used to ensure safe and accurate operation.

The chemical delivery systems have to be able to receive the chemicals in bulk, store them safely and conveniently, supply them to the point of use in the required quantities, neutralize them as needed and dispose of them appropriately. Custom configurations, fast chemical change and control options may also be important. Suppliers have to be able to evaluate customer needs and make recommendations based on their experience with chemical delivery systems.

Chemical Delivery System Features

An ideal chemical delivery system improves facility or manufacturing line performance by increasing throughput and producing better quality output. It accomplishes this by reducing manual interventions that can slow down the process and introduce errors. When chemicals are supplied to the point of use exactly as they are needed and with the exact composition required by the process, the facility can operate at optimal efficiency.

A key component of a chemical delivery system is chemical storage. Storage space near the process is often limited but adequate storage to avoid frequent container changes is needed. Ideally the chemical delivery system can continue to operate with integrated storage while a main storage container is being changed.

The mixing and delivery of chemicals to the point of use has to be safe, precise and reliable. Software can calculate the precise amounts needed while monitoring sensors can show chemical paths, levels and other process variables. Extensive and flexible control configurations let customers choose exactly how the chemical delivery system will operate. High quality materials ensure reliable operation and long-term safety. Facility managers and engineers choosing a chemical delivery system have to evaluate such features and check which suppliers have the expertise to recommend a good fit for their needs.

Modutek’s Chemical Delivery Systems
Modutek’s advanced chemical delivery systems provide all the required features and functionality mentioned above. Large tote chemical containers with load cell interfaces can eliminate the need for frequent drum changes when large volumes of chemicals are used. For smaller quantities, a 55-gallon drum system is available and both storage systems are designed for quick chemical changes. Systems have all-Teflon fluid paths with leak detection and sensing of up to four levels. The automated chemical deliveries are displayed on a touch screen that also shows the status of key components such as valves, pumps and alarms. Modutek’s SolidWorks Flow Simulation and SolidWorks Simulation Professional provide accurate chemical delivery calculations and the Modutek systems can be integrated with the company’s own wet processing equipment or adapted for each customer.

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems use software and components that are designed and manufactured at the company’s San Jose, California facility. As a result, Modutek can offer unparalleled service for all its equipment and can prepare custom designs for specialized requests. In addition to providing chemical delivery systems for wet process stations, Modutek systems are suitable for tech benches, plating stations, fume hoods, cleaning stations and acid exhaust hoods. By eliminating manual operator interfaces and ensuring accurate chemical concentrations and mixtures, the Modutek chemical delivery systems can help with increasing facility efficiency and reducing failure rates. If you need a reliable chemical delivery system for your application, contact Modutek for a free quote or consultation.

Tips on Selecting Chemical Delivery Systems for Your Application

Tips on Selecting Chemical Delivery Systems for Your ApplicationChemical delivery systems handle the chemicals required to support various industrial processes. Chemicals that are often corrosive or hazardous are stored securely and delivered to the process in specified concentrations and mixtures. Once used in a particular process, the chemicals can be recovered and neutralized, disposed of or re-used.

Such chemical delivery systems, when integrated in processes such as semiconductor manufacturing using wet bench equipment, allow safe operation with accurate dosages and quick change from one chemical to another. The systems reduce spills and operator error and they can save money by using exactly the amounts of chemical needed. Depending on the process and the volume of chemicals, chemical delivery system design must take into account appropriate storage methods and customization to meet the requirements of the specific application.

Considerations Before Purchase

In addition to selecting a supplier that has an excellent reputation and extensive experience in the design and building of chemical delivery systems, there are specific factors that affect the type of system needed.

  • How much of a particular chemical is used in the process? Storage options from large volumes to small local storage must be available.
  • How does the system calculate the required chemicals and how is the software for calculations supported?
  • What are the control options and do they integrate easily and well with wet bench controls?
  • What safety, error and leak detection features are available?
  • Is the system flexible enough to adapt to specific process requirements and can the supplier undertake such customization?

 

Before making a purchasing decision, facility managers and staff responsible for the technical evaluation have to make sure the chosen chemical delivery system can meet their requirements on various factors such as the five listed above.

Chemical Delivery Systems by Modutek

Modutek has extensive experience in the design and construction of chemical delivery systems that meet the needs of their customers. The company’s systems feature a variety of storage options such as large volume storage, chemical tote or local drum, bottle or carboy. Storage includes level sensing from low/low through low and high to high/high and levels are displayed on a touch screen.

The SolidWorks Simulation Professional and SolidWorks Flow Simulation software calculates accurate chemical requirements. Because the software and the controls are designed and programmed in house, Modutek can customize them and can support the software with its own technicians. Based on the calculations, the controls provide precise mixing to minimize waste and lessen the overall operational costs.

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems integrate seamlessly with their wet bench technology, and can usually be used with wet benches from most other manufacturers. The company offers fully automated, semi-automated and manual wet processing equipment that can easily interface with its chemical delivery systems. These systems are flexible enough to also be used with existing wet bench equipment, whether made by Modutek or by other equipment manufacturers.

Modutek’s systems feature high safety and reliability with attention to excellent performance and quick changeovers. Cabinets are manufactured with double containment and double-walled plumbing is available along with leak detection and data logging. Modutek’s chemical delivery systems provide excellent repeatability and consistent results.

Modutek can easily customize its chemical delivery systems because all design and manufacturing work is done in house. The company has the expertise to evaluate customer requirements and make appropriate recommendations. Once the customer has decided on the system needed, Modutek’s engineers and technicians can make sure the equipment performs as expected and meets the specified operating parameters.

When customers ask Modutek to supply their chemical delivery system, the company can design and build exactly the customized system needed for the particular application. Facilities using chemicals can increase throughput while reducing chemical use. If you need an efficient and effective chemical delivery system to support your application contact Modutek for a free consultation or quote or email [email protected].

Chemical Delivery Systems That Meet Your High Tech Manufacturing Requirements

Chemical Delivery Systems That Meet Your High Tech Manufacturing RequirementsIndustrial and research facilities that handle chemicals for their processes need reliable, safe and customized chemical delivery systems to store the chemicals, make them available at the appropriate process when needed and neutralize them effectively prior to disposal. Modutek designs and builds custom chemical delivery systems to meet the needs of their customers. Typical applications include wet processing stations, wet benches, fume hoods, plating stations, precision cleaning stations and acid exhaust hoods.

The company’s equipment features precise operation, accurate repeatability, excellent reliability and a high level of safety. All chemical delivery systems are designed and manufactured in house at Modutek’s facility in San Jose, California and their engineers can design systems to meet the specific needs of particular customers.

Equipment Description

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems feature all-Teflon fluid paths with double containment cabinet construction and leak detection. Double wall plumbing and data logging are available. Chemical containers can be large totes with a load cell interface for high volumes of chemicals or 55-gallon drums for delivery close to the process. Containers have level sensing with high/high, high, low and low/low signal levels.

Chemical delivery is automated with a touch screen giving important data such as levels and alarms. The status of key components such as pumps and valves is also displayed. The SolidWorks Simulation Professional and SolidWorks Flow Simulation software allow customers to perform chemical mixing and chemical delivery calculations. Since Modutek writes its own software, the operator interface can be customized to correspond to particular customer requirements.

Modutek’s custom chemical delivery systems are built to high quality standards and according to customer requirements. Customers can request final acceptance testing at the Modutek plant to ensure customer satisfaction and to provide evidence of the system’s superior reliability. Testing is carried out with deionized water and customers can see exactly how the equipment operates.

Benefits

Modutek incorporates advanced technology and high quality components in their chemical delivery systems that reduce customer costs and improve productivity. Reliable and safe operation of the systems helps customers achieve performance and productivity goals. Because Modutek designs each system specifically for a customer’s process and operational requirements, system performance is optimized and waste is reduced. Typical benefits will include lower chemical and water use due to lower waste, an improved safety record, higher throughput and better quality output.

A key benefit comes from the system’s method of storing chemicals. System throughput is high even when chemical changes are frequent because the tote and drum system lets operators change chemicals rapidly. A storage tank lets the process continue even as the drums are re-charged and the large totes mean operators often don’t have to change drums at all.

Modutek’s automation helps minimize operator error with an easy-to-use interface that eliminates manual handling of chemicals. Spills and mistakes when mixing chemicals are eliminated and accidents from mishandling of dangerous chemicals are reduced. The software allows operators to deliver, mix and dispose of chemicals in a precisely controlled fashion that is safe and reproducible. Once a process has been run successfully, the sequences are repeatable with a high degree of accuracy.

Overall, customers who choose Modutek’s chemical delivery systems can expect to receive equipment that exactly meets their needs for reliable and safe chemical handling. They can expect to see reduced operating costs and improved plant productivity. The Modutek systems will perform chemical storage, delivery and mixing exactly according to what they need. For a free quote or consultation contact Modutek at 866-803-1533 or email [email protected].

How Technology Manufacturers Use Chemical Delivery Systems

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Technology manufacturing requires the safe handling of chemicals as well as their delivery in accurate amounts. Corrosive chemicals are used for etching, cleaning and plating materials such as silicon chips, metal parts, solar system components and printed circuit boards. The chemicals have to be stored securely, delivered to the process in precise amounts, and neutralized before disposal. Automated chemical delivery systems reduce waste and operator error while allowing the supply of defined amounts of each chemical with a high degree of precision.

Technology manufacturers use these systems to supply chemicals to wet processing equipment. Acids are used to etch away layers of material on wafers of silicon, printed circuit boards or other substrates. Sections of the layers to be etched are covered in protective material and are not removed by the etching. In this way microscopic structures and conducting paths can be created. The requirements for chemical delivery systems depend on the application of the wet processing equipment and on the chemicals to be used.

The key to supplying effective chemical delivery systems is a flexible approach combined with the ability to develop systems customized to meet the needs of the manufacturer. Companies that manufacture silicon wafers have different requirements from those that manufacture micro-electro-mechanical systems, hard disk drives or solar cells. The cleaning and etching processes of different technology manufacturers use various chemicals and widely varying amounts and process control strategies. Their chemical delivery systems must be resistant to corrosion, be safe to operate, allow the storage of large amounts of chemicals and include flexible software to control distribution. An equipment supplier has to have a good understanding of the processes involved so that they can standardize the parts of the system that can remain the same while developing custom solutions to match the needs of each technology manufacturer.

Modutek specializes in designing and manufacturing systems that provide outstanding performance and reliability with the ability to be highly customizable. The systems incorporate user-friendly features that promote safe and cost-effective operation. In a typical custom application, water use, and the number of defective parts produced is reduced while consistency of results increases.

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems feature all Teflon fluid paths, double containment cabinet construction, leak detection and chemical level sensing. Double wall plumbing and system data logging are available. Chemical storage can be in large tote chemical containers or 55-gallon drums close to the wet process station. Manufacturers that use different chemicals can improve throughput because the Modutek’s systems are designed for quick chemical change.

The software that automates a chemical delivery system is a key factor in the system’s flexibility and Modutek can customize the software to meet the needs of the technology manufacturer. Typically a touch screen shows error messages on start-up and then displays a flow diagram showing the status of key components such as metering pumps, valves and level switches. Since these may be different for particular customized applications, the software must be easily adaptable. All the software for Modutek’s chemical delivery systems is written in house. This means that Modutek has the in house expertise and capability to make changes in the software as needed and can provide excellent technical support without having to rely on exterior sources.

The Modutek chemical delivery systems are suitable for any technology manufacturer application. They are specifically designed for easy customization and provide reliable, cost-effective operation. For additional information about Modutek’s Chemical Delivery Systems or related products call 866-803-1533 or email [email protected]

Select Modutek Chemical Delivery Systems to Match Your Requirements

Select Modutek Chemical Delivery Systems to Match Your RequirementsWith extensive experience and a wide variety of equipment, Modutek can customize chemical delivery systems to match any application. The systems combine flexibility with excellent performance to provide optimum solutions for the handling of chemicals. They can take care of distribution, mixing and recovery of chemicals and work in conjunction with the complete range of Modutek wet bench and wet processing systems.

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems provide superior performance by minimizing waste and with designs resulting in ease of operation. The systems feature high reliability through careful selection of components and the use of high quality parts. Flexibility due to the availability of a wide range of control and design features allows Modutek to customize their systems to your needs. The chemical handling systems are especially suitable for supplying chemicals to wet processing equipment in semiconductor fabrication facilities, in research labs and in universities. They integrate easily with a wide variety of equipment, ranging from fully automated lines to manual wet processing stations. The following characteristics are important factors when deciding on which chemical delivery system best matches your needs.

Automation

Modutek conceives and writes all of its control software in house, resulting in seamless documentation and support for customers. The SolidWorks Simulation Professional and SolidWorks Flow Simulation software give rapid and accurate chemical delivery calculation results. Automated chemical delivery eliminates pouring and handling of chemicals by operators and increases accuracy and reliability.

Ease of Use

Both the physical plant and the software are designed for your specific application and to meet your needs for ease of operation and maintenance. A 55 gallon drum system can deliver your chemicals close to the process and a reserve tank ensures continued chemical delivery while drums are being changed. Large tote chemical containers with load cells allow you to deliver large volumes of chemical and eliminate frequent drum changes altogether. Throughput is high because chemical changes can be effected rapidly and efficiently. The software is easy to use and Modutek relies on the company’s 30 years of experience in the industry to ensure that its systems are user friendly.

Reliability and Safety

Components for the Modutek chemical delivery systems are selected for their durability, high quality and their influence on the safety and reliability of the installation. The chemical paths are all teflon and cabinets feature a double containment construction. The systems have leak detection throughout and double wall plumbing is available. Level sensing in the chemical drum or tote is displayed on a touch screen and incorporates high/high, high, low and low/low sensing. Data logging for the various alarms and values is available. The systems are designed for durability and safety, resulting in high reliability due to a low failure rate and low maintenance requirements.

Benefits of Modutek’s Chemical Delivery Systems

The specific benefits resulting from selecting a Modutek chemical delivery system include high efficiency, low waste, low labor costs and accurate chemical handling. Since the system is custom-designed to your requirements, it can be optimized to deliver peak performance. Automated chemical delivery eliminates spills and accidents while reducing waste. The software simulations allow you to calculate your chemical delivery values quickly and accurately. The Modutek systems can deliver, distribute, mix, recover and transport your chemicals exactly the way you want. If you need more information or would like a quote for your specific requirements, contact Modutek by calling 866-803-1533 or sending an email to [email protected]

Modutek’s New Chemical Mixing and Delivery System

Modutek’s New Chemical Mixing and Delivery SystemIn chemical process engineering, reliability is paramount. You need a system that delivers results more than once or twice, but repeatedly. In addition, you’d be looking at durability qualities as well as ease of use and maintenance. Modutek’s chemical delivery systems are designed just for that.

The new Modutek chemical mixing and delivery system stands out from the rest in terms of performance and offers a great degree of customizability. Combining user friendly software with a compact design and a wide range of control features, this system delivers results safely, quickly, and cost-effectively.

Modutek’s chemical delivery systems are designed for use with a complete range of wet processing equipment. Starting from a fully automated line through to a manual wet processing station, the company combines technology and skill to derive a turnkey design that delivers 100% on all clean room requirements.

The chemical delivery interface to your equipment can consist of one gallon bottles to 330 gallon totes. All of Modutek’s delivery and mixing systems are designed around your specifications. Once installed the delivery and mixing systems will provide a precise and safe chemical supply to your end point of use.

One advantage of Modutek’s systems is that all control software are designed and written in house. Even tests are completed in house allowing us to discover possible problem areas early and fix them appropriately. Modutek does not outsource or subcontract design or testing of delivery systems. All parts and every process is designed, created, and tested at our company in San Jose, CA. You can get final acceptance testing before the system is installed at your location. All tests are carried out using DI water. The SolidWorks Flow Simulation and the SolidWorks Simulation Professional deliver on point calculations.

Benefits of the system

The main benefit of the system is that it is 100% made and supported by Modutek. So, we understand every process in the performance of the system and will be able to provide quality customer support over the course of its use.

Other benefits include;

  • Custom design to meet your project requirements
  • An all Teflon fluid path
  • Software is user friendly
  • Increased throughput resulting from quick chemical change
  • Eliminates operator interface

Product specifications

  • A 5 acid mixing system
  • Has 2-10 gallon delivery tanks
  • FM 4910 material construction
  • All acid resistant materials
  • 150% double containment with optical leak detect
  • Stainless steel seismic bracing
  • Photohelic exhaust gauge with interlock to EPO switch
  • One (1) 8-inch exhaust port
  • 5 10-liter acid supply bottles for each system
  • Non-intrusive low level sensors for each acid bottle
  • 5 Teflon metering pumps for each system
  • 2% mixing accuracy
  • 2 10-gallon mixing tanks for each system
  • Low-high and high-high sensing on both mixing tanks
  • 2 Teflon delivery pumps
  • All Teflon plumbing with Flare-type connectors
  • PLC main control
  • LED overhead lighting
  • Color touch screen control
  • 3-color light tower

Other specifications

  • Multiple configurations available on customers request
  • Double wall plumbing available on request
  • Data logging available on request

Applications

The new chemical delivery system is primarily a wet processing system. It can be used with:

  • Tech benches
  • Acid exhaust hoods
  • Precision cleaning stations
  • Fume hoods, and
  • Plating stations

About Moduteck

Modutek is a semiconductor manufacturing equipment, wet bench and chemical delivery systems provider with facilities located in San Jose, California. If you have any questions or want a quote on a chemical mixing and delivery system call us at 866-803-1533 for more information.

Chemical Handling Equipment to Address Your High Tech Manufacturing Requirements

Chemical Handling Equipment to Address Your High Tech Manufacturing RequirementsIf your company has to work with chemicals at any point during the manufacturing process, you already know the problems with finding the right chemical handling equipment that is both reliable and meets all of the regulation specifications. Since it is nearly impossible to manufacture without the use of chemicals, you need to work with a supplier that provides expertise, experience as well as good service to insure any issues are addressed while using their equipment.  Once you find the right supplier who understands your needs and meets your requirements, you will be able to turn your attention to other areas of the business, such as improving manufacturing procedures and processes.

Modutek has the experience and knowledge to allow you to focus on other business aspects without having to worry about the quality and reliability of your chemical handling equipment. From process components to chemical handling equipment and stations to more advanced processing equipment, Modutek can provide you with the right equipment to handle any chemical at any stage in your manufacturing process.

Chemical Handling Equipment Products

Modutek provides a full range of chemical handling equipment to meet a wide variety of manufacturing needs.

  • Fume Scrubbers effectively use a minimal amount of water to remove harzardous gases, fumes and other air pollutants from the air. Modutek’s fume scrubbers are designed to meet your quality air standards and can provide an air flow rate from 500-25,000 CFM. Many manufacturers use fume scrubbers to work with wet processing and plating stations. These can be custom designed to meet your requirements.
  • Acid neutralization and acid neutralization systems that create a smooth process flow with the other components of your chemical process. Modutek offers both continuous flow as well as batch systems. The throughput capacity of these systems can be designed to meet the specific requirements needed by any production facility.
  • Having a reliable set of chemical handling equipment that follows the chemical flow is easiest when you purchase equipment that is designed to work together. Using Modutek’s chemical lift stations, pump carts, and chemical collection systems can insure that your process does not have any gaps and issues with less reliable or compatible equipment.

Process Components and Advanced Equipment

Chemical handling equipment goes beyond just the pieces made specifically to deal with the chemicals.

  • Quartz baths give you a way to process your quartz and minimize chemical issues.
  • Temperature controlled circulators lets you control the temperature of both heating and cooling processors.
  • Vacuum metal etchers provide the safety you need in an automated batch processor to get your product through numerous chemical processes.

There are many different types of chemical handling equipment you can get to make your manufacturing floor run at maximum capacity with the highest degree of safety. Modutek can recommend the right equipment to meet your specific needs, whether chemicals are a major part of your production or just a byproduct. For more specific information or to get a quote call 866-803-1533.