PCB Piezotronics completes construction of $1 million cleanroom

The 4,300 sq ft sensor assembly site has entered operation in New York

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PCB Piezotronics, a sensor manufacturer headquartered in New York (US) has announced the completion of new environmentally-controlled site totalling 4,300 sq ft at its Walden Avenue headquarters. Assembly of all pressure and force products are already being carried out in this new state-of-the-art facility.

“We are very proud of this new state-of-the-art facility and our continuous improvement initiatives to provide higher-performing, quality sensor products to meet the demands of our valued customers,” said David T. Hore, President of PCB Piezotronics. 

Hi-tech cleanroom

Sensor elements and other critical assemblies are manufactured within a 1,200 sq ft room, which meets or exceeds ISO Class 7 cleanliness standard (less than 10,000 particles per cubic foot). The cleanroom is also humidity controlled within a tight specification. 

Particle counts are further reduced down to ISO Class 3-4 levels (less than 10 particles/cubic foot) due to usage of laminar flow benches, HEPA-filtered fume extractors and other state-of-the-art cleanroom equipment.

A second cleanroom area of 3,100 sq ft is designated for final product assembly and calibration processes. 

The company said this space is under even stricter humidity controls to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to electrical components. 

Laminar flow benches for critical product assembly and solder stations with HEPA-filtered fume extractors are used throughout this space.

PCB expects that the environmentally controlled cleanrooms will further enhance its pressure and force sensor manufacturing and assembly processes.

Higher efficiencies, increased throughput, and improved quality and delivery are just some of the expected benefits. 

PCB Design Engineers are already working on the next generation of high-performance sensors, whose design and manufacturing is dependent upon a cleanroom environment.

“This large investment in a world-class manufacturing environment reinforces PCB’s commitment to Total Customer Satisfaction, which is our company’s long-standing mission,” Hore concluded.

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