Preventative maintenance of wet bench equipment is necessary and even vital to manufacturers since it helps avoid costly and unexpected downtime due to equipment failure or qualify issues. Wet bench equipment and components are complex and are usually used in a demanding environment. Calibration, cleaning, and replacement of worn-out parts must be performed regularly to maintain facility performance and maintain or improve output quality.
Wet bench stations operate with harsh and corrosive chemicals, and there are also other variables (like temperature) which are also critical for a successful production line. Some parts must be changed, cleaned or serviced regularly while others need to be inspected regularly to determine if any action is required. Scheduling preventive maintenance that limits the downtime for the production line to a minimum while ensuring that all preventive measures are carried out can sometimes become challenging.
The semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier should specify what preventive maintenance measures are required and which ones are recommendations. Some tasks may be done by the manufacturer’s personnel, however, others will require specialists from the supplier. For some lines, production steps are sequential so a specific component may be temporarily at rest for a given time while preventive maintenance is done on that component.
Coordinating with a supplier (who knows about the installation and can handle all preventive maintenance tasks) will help in developing a preventive maintenance program. A supplier can help the semiconductor manufacturer develop and adopt a convenient schedule for a wet bench equipment maintenance program.
Modutek offers this type of maintenance program as part of their customer support. The company has in-house expertise based on almost 40 years of experience in the wet bench processing technology field. Scheduling and implementing a preventive wet bench maintenance program while keeping disruptions to production at a minimum requires using that experienced personnel that Modutek provides.
The complete article, “Why Preventative Maintenance of Wet Bench Equipment Is Important,” explains further about the importance of maintaining wet bench equipment you may have. Call Modutek at 866-803-1533 for a free consultation to discuss your wet bench equipment needs.