Watlow® Launches ASSURANT® HT, a High-Temperature Solution for Semiconductor Processing
Watlow®, a leading provider of advanced thermal management solutions, is excited to announce the launch of the new ASSURANT® HT high-temperature heating jackets designed to meet the unique needs of semiconductor processing.
Watlow’s previously released ASSURANT heaters are heater jackets made with PTFE-coated fiberglass that maximizes thermal uniformity and coverage for gas lines, pump lines, and exhaust lines in semiconductor processing applications. These solutions offer even heating for uniform temperature profiles over the entire heated line. The ASSURANT heater jackets optimize process tool uptime and chip yield by providing full coverage to the line eliminating cold spots that result in particle buildup.
As today’s advanced processes, with new chemistries and applications, require even higher temperature ranges, ASSURANT HT delivers a recommended operating temperature of up to 350°C, making it the perfect solution for the most demanding applications. Our glass-based technology ensures that ASSURANT HT is SEMI-rated for and flammability, rendering clogging and fouling issues a thing of the past.
"We are thrilled to introduce the new ASSURANT HT to the market," said Doug Schaefer, chief system designer at Watlow. "Our first-generation ASSURANT TC is a reliable heating solution for many applications, but as industry evolves there is a need for an even higher temperature range. With ASSURANT HT, we are providing our customers with a step change in thermal performance that will help them stay ahead of the curve on challenging processes like titanium nitride."
ASSURANT HT is compatible with all existing controllers, making it a true plug-and-play solution that allows for easy integration with existing equipment. Watlow's extensive experience within the semiconductor industry has led to a broad portfolio of innovative breakthrough products that have been thoroughly tested and proven.
The launch of ASSURANT HT marks a new era for the ASSURANT line of heaters, designed from the ground up for semiconductor processing.
Watlow is a global industrial technology company that uses its world-class engineering expertise, advanced thermal systems, and manufacturing excellence to provide a wide array of temperature control, power control, heater technologies, and temperature sensing platforms. Watlow brings its experience to a broad cross section of industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.
Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 1,100 patents and employs more than 4,200 team members working in 12 manufacturing facilities and five advanced technology and development centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Watlow covers 95 countries through sales and distribution offices around the world.