Succeeded in realization of downsizing by simple components.
From standard 200-300mm wafers to G8-G10.5 glass substrates, and to nonstandard size, furthermore, we are available to any customer requested specifications for the connecting part.
VTEX can be customized from small lots according to customer needs based on extensive experiences.
Product lineup by application
We classify them into three main categories according to the cutoff capacity.
Valve subject to atmospheric pressure in the sealing direction of the valve body
Valve used at the same pressure
Back pressure valve
Valve subject to a force in a direction opposite to the sealing direction of the valve body
About VTEX Slit valve
200 mm and 300 mm wafers to G10.5 glass substrates
The valve drive type differs depending on the specifications such as opening size and shutoff capacity, and there are various types.
We propose an optimal drive system according to the specifications of our customers.
- Rollcam type
- Twin-Rollcam type
- True-L Motion type
- T-Motion type
- R2R-type valves (Roll to Roll process-compatible valves)
There are no sliding parts between the metals inside the valve which is in vacuum.
Compact and space-saving design for simple and minimum number of components
Since the sealing surface of the valve body is vertical, the risk of foreign matter being caught is minimized.
The standard specifications are high-durability, maintenance-free design with up to one million operations.
The O-ring is the standard valve seal.Contributing to cost reductions.
Main common specifications (standards)
|Leak rate||Body: 4.0×10-11 [pa·m3/s] Valve element: 1.3×10-10 [pa·m3/s]|
|Operating temperature||Body/valve body: 90°C Actuator: 60°C|
|Open/Close Time||1.0 – 3.0|
|Material||Body: Aluminum Valve Body: Aluminum
Sealing material: FKM bellows AM350
|Lifetime||1 million times|
Usage expample of Slit valve
It works at the process entrance of the vacuum chamber.
Slit valve: This valve is used as a partition between the atmosphere and the chamber, as a partition between the atmosphere and the chamber, and as an entrance/exit of a workpiece (wafer or glass substrate etc.).
Atmosphere-Chamber: Door Valve Load Lock Chamber-Transfer Chamber-Same Pressure Valve Transfer Chamber-Process Chamber-Back pressure valve