When choosing a particle counting contamination control provider for your controlled environment, much emphasis is put on the instruments (particle counters). But there are other equally important factors. When you buy instruments for long-term use, you are entering into a long-term partnership. Make sure it’s the right fit for you. Here are some factors to […]
All companies have a reason for existing and a focus on what they do best. That is why most companies bring in experts to partner with for areas outside their expertise. “Argonaut Manufacturing Services has been successful by really focusing on its core business. Outside of that we rely on our key partners”, says […]
Covid-19 has brought the need for tomorrow’s way of working crashing down on us today. This “new normal” means that many people will be working remote as frequently as possible. This presents challenges, including how to conduct an audit. Fortunately, there is one solution available today to solve this “new normal” problem when it comes […]
Particle Counter Data Remote Access, 21CFR11 Electronic Signatures…. The new normal is here. Companies want to protect their employees, keep pharmaceutical manufacturing running, while working efficiently and effectively and getting product to market safely and quickly. This presents a wide range of challenges that we did not face at the beginning of 2020. Fortunately, Particle […]
At PMS® we understand the importance of reliable instrument service and ongoing relationships. After our instruments are installed, our work isn’t over. High sensitivity instruments need ongoing care. That is why we work hard to provide our customers with the highest level of instrument service and calibration, no matter where they are in the world. […]
As environmental system designers, we are often asked where to place sample points for particle monitoring, whether it be performed in a pharmaceutical cleanroom or clean device (RABS, isolator, etc.).
Through continuous process and equipment advancements, semiconductor manufacturers are approaching 14 nm feature sizes and heading even smaller, while hard-disk drive fly heights are now less than 10 nm. This ever-reducing device feature size requires comparable cleanliness-level improvements in ultrapure water (UPW). UPW purity is especially important with its high use in direct contact with wafers as a final cleaning and rinsing agent in many production steps. Leveraging recent advances in laser optics and detector technology, UPW particle concentration ≥20 nm (≥9 nm for metallic particles) can be effectively monitored.
Are your particle counters ISO 14644-1 compliant and able to be calibrated to all required tests according to ISO 21504-4?