KSM Vacuum Products Inc.’s WORLD-CLASS CLEANLINESS STANDARD & CLEANING PROCESS for EWMB

KSM’s AUTOMATION | ISO 6 [Class 1000] ~ ISO 5 [Class 100]

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Cleaning & Product Cleanliness

KSM's Automated Cleaning [ ISO 6 ~ ISO 5 ]

WHY IS HIGH PURITY NECESSARY?

KSM components are supplied to industries that require extreme cleanliness levels.

Dust, micro-particulate, hydrocarbon films, and any other contaminates must be eliminated. KSM's clean product reduces the special cleaning, treatment processes and bake-outs that our customers may need from other suppliers.

Hallway into KSM Bellows Manufacturing Controlled Cleanroom with Silver Doorway and spray area.

High levels of cleanliness not only provide customers added value but also benefit KSM manufacturing because clean parts will minimize chance for weld defects and difficulty. 

 

The lack of hard particles and any related contaminates in final assemblies, increases product reliability – especially those with high cycle life.

 

HOW DO WE DO IT? "START CLEAN - STAY CLEAN"

Housing the largest ISO 6 [Class 1000] clean room for the precision-manufacture of edge welded metal bellows, lends us the space to invest in & uphold the KSM cleanliness philosophy: "START CLEAN - STAY CLEAN"

(1) START CLEAN – with KSM AUTOMATED CLEANING LINES

KSM maintains separate cleaning lines for:
Bellows Diaphragms, SST Machined Parts, Aluminum and Ceramics.
Each line incorporates multi-vessel sections for:

  • Alkaline Cleaning
  • Acid Cleaning
  • Di-Water Rinsing

(2) STAY CLEAN – Clean Room operations during entire process 

ALL Welding and Assembly is tightly controlled in ISO 6 [Class 1000] Clean Rooms. [Unlike alternative vendors, Automated Cleaning Procedures are carried out BEFORE and AFTER Welding Operations]

 

After this, assemblies receive the following | ISO 5 [CLASS 100]:

  • Inspection
  • Final Cleaning – UPW / DI Rinse
  • Vacuum Oven Drying
  • Black light Inspection
  • Custom Packaging & Marking to meet individual customer/industry specs. [Double bagging and Laser & Chemical Etch Marking/Barcoding available.]
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CLEANLINESS as a CHARACTERISTIC – stems first from QUALITY

Image of KSM Employee at a Black Desk with Bellows Analysis Tool.

Verified in our KSM QA Lab:

  • APC
  • LPC
  • ICPMS Monitoring
  • IC-Ion Chromatography

KSM WELDED BELLOWS SPECIAL TREATMENTS that support our PRODUCT CLEANLINESS

All processing and handling of these lines is controlled in an ISO 6 [Class 1000] Clean Room

  • End-Flange Processing: Passivation and Electro-Polishing
    KSM also provides special material finishing services, where specified.
  • Bake-Out & Heat Treat:
    With KSM’s continuously evolving in-house equipment, our teams can cater to special Back-Out and Heat Treat needs your components & assemblies might need. 
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