Efficiency

Our INFICON EDC manufacturing facility is able to produce a multitude of crystal variations in high capacity which results in an extremely high yield. This leads to effective and efficient crystal production. Automation is a cornerstone to increasing yield and production. INFICON EDC currently uses automation in crystal processing and is continually upgrading and improving manufacturing equipment to surpass the capacity and yield of previous generations.

INFICON EDC offers vacuum deposition and research crystals in different crystal diameters, frequencies, electrode patterns, electrode coatings, and packaging options to meet the unique needs of each customer. In addition, INFICON EDC also manufactures specialty crystals that are application-specific, such as crystals customized for ALD depositions. For more information on all the variations of crystals and their purposes, refer to the application note: Guide to INFICON Quartz Monitor

Quality

INFICON EDC manufactures each crystal to the highest standards of quality assurance beginning with the raw quartz and continuing through to the final packaged products ready for shipment. This includes cleanroom manufacturing and testing of each crystal. 100% of the crystals produced undergo a thorough examination to ensure the highest quality and reliability under the following criteria:

  • Resistance: checked to assure measurement stability and longer coating life
  • Curvature: assures resonance stability
  • Frequency: verified both before and after application of electrodes to ensure accurate thickness measurement
  • Visual conformity: inspected for electrode uniformity, surface flaws, and other imperfections which might indicate poor adhesion or contamination
In addition to 100% crystal testing, all crystals are subject to an outgoing audit by the quality assurance department to guarantee that only high quality quartz crystals are shipped.

Value

An efficient production process coupled with intensive quality assurance measures allow INFICON EDC to provide superior performance and value. This enables our customers and end users to achieve high quality products through increased thickness accuracy and increased throughput. With flexible delivery schedules and on-site product inventory, INFICON EDC works with customers to optimize their inventory. INFICON EDC is a part of the global INFICON network, which offers worldwide applications support and rapid troubleshooting of process variances to maximize process performance and identify customized solutions. The accomplishments and proven history of INFICON EDC and INFICON, mean customers can rely on a steady and stable supply of this critical consumable.

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