At a major semiconductor manufacturer, the Research and Development Department was thriving. An expansion project was well underway, but they hit an obstacle: they needed panel assemblies created, fast. If they couldn’t find a solution in time to meet the deadline, the department’s expansion would be halted.
Executives at the client company knew of Swagelok and Swagelok Northern California. From source to exhaust, Swagelok services and components are used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.
With their deadline looming, the client reached out to Swagelok Northern California with some urgent needs. For example:
Swagelok Northern California has a dedicated Swagelok Assembly Solutions Team in Fremont, California. They responded immediately, traveling to meet onsite with the client and learn more about the application.
Our engineers also reached out to additional contacts at the semiconductor manufacturer to listen carefully to needs, gather technical requirements information, and introduce the client’s research team to a new family of Swagelok components. They received:
The panel assembly in question required managing pressure coming out of a cylinder and traveling into a regulator. The line carried oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen at an ambient temperature. The gases started under a significant pressure of several thousand PSI from the cylinder, and needed to come from the regulator at roughly 40 PSI.
In Fremont, California, we keep about $12M worth of Swagelok components on hand, and can deliver on any of 600,000 individual part numbers for fittings, hoses, leak detectors, measurement devices, regulators, tubing, valves, welding systems, and more.
Our specialists helped pick the best components for this project, including pressure regulators, PTFE-lined, stainless steel hoses, pressure gauges, and needle valves.
Even if this customer had only needed us to put an adapter on a valve or an end connection on a hose, we would have been proud to design, build, and warranty it.
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The team also helped this customer think ahead to future projects. For example:
By choosing our assembly services, this customer lowered their risk in several areas, minimized up-front costs, and lowered cost of ownership.
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