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Clippard Valves Assist Laser System


Computer-Guided Laser Trimming System

Application Story Published by Clippard, 1986

Clippard Minimatic® control valves and other components are integral to this vacuum system used with Laser Trimming Systems, manufactured by Electro Scientific Industries, Beaverton, Oregon. In this application, solid-state resistors are cut from a ceramic chip held in place by the vacuum system. A computer guided laser beam issued to trim the resistors to an exacting electronic tolerance. The intricate job was handled by Western Machinery Corporation, a Clippard distributor in Portland, Oregon. Lloyd Phillips, salesman, said the customer chose Clippard components because of their high standard of quality and reliability, plus their important feature of extreme compactness.