Our smartphones today have more computing power than the computers used by NASA for the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The “brains” driving nearly every device we use, enabling advances in every industry and touching all aspects of our lives, semiconductors are critical to the way we live and essential to innovation. Automated optical particle counting evolved from settle plate monitoring to application of lasers and logic in particle instrumentation because the semiconductor industry needed solutions to improve product yield.
SentrySciences has the products for ISO 14644-1 classification and monitoring of Class 1 and Class 2 cleanrooms, tools and minienvironments. We offer both high-sensitivity and traditional portable/remote particle counters that deliver up to eight channels of simultaneous data from 0.1 µm to 10.0 µm at 1 CFM. A High-Pressure Diffuser can be paired with almost any particle counter for sampling of CDA and other process gases that must be verified to be as clean as the environment into which they are delivered. With easy to configure on-board, recipe-driven reports for minienvironment qualification or routine tests, SentrySciences has the solutions you need.
Need to measure down to 10 nm? No problem, we offer a Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) that provides ≥ 10 nm measurements with the industry’s best zero-count rate (0.07 particles/ft3). This water-based, laminar flow, high flow rate (0.1 CFM) instrument provides the confidence you need in monitoring your critical cleanroom areas and mini environments. A High-Pressure Diffuser accessory enables sampling of process gases to the same 10 nm sensitivity. The high flow rate and ultra-low false count rate make this CPC the ideal choice for the low particle concentrations found in ISO Class 1 and Class 2 environments.
SentrySciences offers the portable particle counters and related download and analysis software you need to efficiently certify your cleanroom every year. With onboard recipes and built-in calculations for ISO 14644-1 and FS209E, certification and the related calculations are a snap, and TrakPro Lite Secure download software makes it easy to produce professional certification reports.
Particle sources in cleanrooms can be elusive! Check out our portable and hand-held particle counters that can go with you to find those difficult to locate particle sources. We offer filter scanning probes to reach those awkward places and electronic filter scanning probes with beep mode so you don’t have to look at the instrument to know counts are being registered during HEPA scans for leaks.
Monitoring and controlling differential pressure, temperature, humidity airflow, and other environmental parameters in your cleanroom ensures that your manufacturing environment is performing as designed. Our experts at SentrySciences can help you ensure that differential pressure between areas limits particle transmission, and relative humidity levels stay in control and do not cause damage to your critical products, tools and equipment. Maintaining a constant temperature ensures that technicians are more comfortable, which substantially minimizes particle shedding due to human activity. We have a host of products to help you monitor and control these parameters in your cleanroom.
ParticleSentryᴱᴹ is a full suite of premium products and services to help you monitor and detect contamination in your clean environments. But at SentrySciences, we go beyond just detecting and monitoring – we help you identify the contamination at its source so you can control it. Our systems can be configured to monitor a wide variety of particle and environmental parameters all from one software package. These data can be used to identify and resolve contamination issues, define steady-state and alarm rules so that if your environment changes, you know. Finally, ParticleSentryᴱᴹ enables data sharing with other facility management systems via common communication protocols such as OPC-UA to inform decisions that control production yields, regulatory compliance, product quality and ultimately, the bottom line. A sentry’s primary function is to control, and at SentrySciences, we like control!
Count on us – even after the sale! Calibration and maintenance for hardware components, and monitoring system infrastructure is simple with SentrySciences. We provide rapid turnaround for calibration of particle monitoring equipment from our lab in Longmont, CO. Need to minimize disruption, or don’t have time to ship your instrument to us? We can calibrate on-site, and still deliver a fully traceable ISO 21501-4 compliant calibration. We are ISO 17025 accredited.