In order to provide customers with products that reflect consideration of their life cycles, such as long those with usable lives and minimization of energy consumption, we have positioned certain products as “eco-friendly products” if they satisfy certain standards we have adopted; we use this description when developing and marketing such products. With social and economic matters such as rising energy costs in the background, we use quantitative measurement to determine to what extent products reduce energy requirements or materials used. With our “eco-friendly products,” we aim to achieve a 25% reduction compared to conventional models.
The FTX-ONE-CS measures the concentrations of up to 28 components of exhaust gas, such as CO, CO2, and NOx, both quickly and continuously, using the Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) method in combination with a multivariate analysis algorithm.
HORIBA’s brand new high-performance compact gas cell (the smallest in the world*1) achieves low-flow, high-precision, real-time measurement. With a 50% reduction in its footprint and weight compared to the previous model, this FTIR exhaust gas analyzer offers greater freedom of placement in laboratories as well as an increased ease of maintenance.
The FTX-ONE-CS also achieves greater energy saving and a longer service life than that of the previous model: while on standby for use in laboratories, it consumes 8.3% less power, and its service life is 67% longer since the laser unit that controls its drive requires less frequent replacement.
*1 Current as of May 2018 (data by the Company)
The SEC-Z700S measures and controls mass flow of process gases, many types of which are used in the semiconductor device fabrication process. As semiconductor devices become increasingly miniaturized and multi-layered, advanced control of such process gases is required. This mass flow controller improves the accuracy of mass flow control, reduces variation of products, and achieves a quick response, thus contributing to enhanced performance of semiconductor devices.
Because this mass flow controller is typically used at a fab, even the slightest amount of dust should never be allowed on it. In the past, it was necessary to clean all of its parts again after delivery due to the possibility of dust adhering to parts exposed to the atmosphere after being cleaned by our suppliers to eliminate dust. As a solution to this problem, we asked our suppliers to do “clean packing” (a special non-exposure packing technique) for the parts immediately after precision cleaning. Now that the parts are dust-free, we do not have to clean them again after delivery. This reduces our energy consumption and lowers human-hours spent at our manufacturing process, which in turn decreases the cost of manufacturing.
The oil content analyzer OCMA series are widely used in many applications such as measurement of oil content in industrial wastewater, oil residues in parts and pipes, monitoring of ballast water and analysis of oil content in soil.
H-519 for the oil content analyzer is a brand new oil extraction solvent with low volatility. Of the standard amount of annual consumption of 15 liters*1, the previous solvent lost approximately 5.6 liters due to evaporation during use, whereas the H-519 reduces the loss to approximately 0.2 liters to decrease running costs of the analyzer. Chemical composition is not listed in (not regulated by) the Montreal Protocol*2, thus enabling us to reduce environmental impact as well.
*1 Approximate amount of solvent used for measurement (one sample/day) and calibration
*2 Based on the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer regulates production, consumption and trade of these substances and adopted in Canada in 1987.