| NEW VACUUM CLEANING
TECHNOLOGY HELPS WATERS CORPORATION IN TIGHT SPACES
Vacuum Processing Systems Cleans Microscopic Holes with
Vacuum Processing Systems (VPS), East Greenwich, Rhode Island,
has successfully installed its patented VCN™ Technology
at Waters Corporation's Milford, Massachusetts Micro-Machining
Department Using alternating vacuum agitation , the cleaning
technology is used to remove submicron particulate matter
and debris from Waters' parts and components in a controlled
vacuum chamber, and then they're dried in the same chamber.
The submicron particles accumulate on Waters' components
during the manufacturing process. These metal components are
used in the assembly of Waters' well known Life Science Instrumentation.
According to Gene Berthiaume, Mgr., Waters Engineering Manufacturing,
"Within the analytical instrument arena, we are constantly
challenged to clean parts with larger than normal i/d, aspect
ratios. Conventional processes, employing ultrasonics and
the like simply have not proven effective".
"We need a disruptive agitation technology where the
physics are working in our favor. Our initial experiments
caused contamination to surfaces in parts that we thought
to be clean. This is quite a shocking, but not surprising
result. Now, after six months in real world application, we're
convinced this VPS technology has application in a vast number
of fields. It simply works where nothing else has succeeded",
Tests have shown that the VPS cleaning system has reduced
processing time, rejection rates, is completely automated
and has reduced chemistry consumption by 200%.
Waters Corp. is a publically traded corporation (NYSE : WAT)
headquartered in Milford, MA, and holds worldwide leading
positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid
chromatography - mass spectrometry - rheometry and microcalorimetry
For more information: Please contact:
Vacuum Processing Systems , LLC.
PO Box 822, East Greenwich, Rl 02818
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