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The iH1800HTX is specifically designed for processes such as 300 mm LPCVD Nitride, where higher operating temperatures are required to prevent process gas condensation.
The iH system operates at pressures between atmospheric and ultimate vacuum with no lubricating or sealing fluid in the pumping chamber. This ensures a clean pumping system without back-migration of oil into the system being evacuated.
The iH1800 system has an HCDP160 dry pump with an HMB1800 mechanical booster pump fitted to the inlet of the HCDP160 pump. Both the HCDP and HMB pumps have enclosed, water-cooled motors. The iH system is therefore suitable for applications in clean environments where fan cooling of motors is unacceptable.
The iH system has a gas system which introduces purge gas into the HCDP pump. This gas system is suitable for use on harsh duty processes. If you use the iH system on light or medium duty processes, you can use the economiser gas mode to reduce the consumption of purge nitrogen by the pumping system.
You can manually control the iH system through the Pump Display Terminal. Alternatively, you can use your process tool or other control equipment to control the operation of the iH system through an Interface Module accessory, or through an iH Communications Module accessory, or you can use the iH Single Pumpset Monitor accessory to control the operation of the iH system.
The iH HTX variants feature increased operating temperatures, gas purge capacity and exhaust diameter to reduce condensation of process gases in the pump. In addition, they also feature an exhaust Thermal Management System (TMS) and the option for a heated exhaust purge.
- Load Lock
- PVD Process
- PVD Pre-clean
- Implant Source
- HDP CVD
Contact Edwards for advise on the suitability of the iH system for any particular application.