Semiconductor 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.