Low-Cost Solution to Single-Channel Closed-Loop Ionizer Control

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Novx Corporation introduces the Series 3150, an affordable ionization monitoring and control solution.

Novx Corporation, the leading supplier of ESC/ESD-related monitoring instruments, cleanroom and ESD protective area monitoring and control solutions, has introduced an affordable field charge sensor and controller that will provide the flexibility to precisely monitor and/or control an ionizer with a programmable monitor and has application for stand-alone field charge detection for real-time monitoring and alarm.

This instrument is a microprocessor-based digital single-channel closed-loop ionizer controller that provides real-time detection and alarm which addresses customer demand to control a single ionizer at minimal cost. Novx has developed this product to provide that solution for this application, while retaining our consistent cost / performance advantage over any other possible solution to meet the requirements of emerging technologies in many industries.

The Series 3150 is for applications where the user needs closed-loop monitoring and control of the single-fan ionizer controllers providing balance control to +/- 0.2 volt. Novx has developed this product to provide all the performance features of the Series 3300 but on a digital platform with microprocessor control, address identification and programmable alarm level set-points.

By listening to customer concerns regarding ionizer balance monitoring and control, Novx has developed the Series 3150 technology to address this requirement. Novx has been providing closed-loop ionizer control in a single fan control version for many years. The Series 3150 is an extension of this well-proven technology and allows the customer the flexibility to control 1 fan with a more cost-effective solution.

This instrument represents a direct response to strategic customer communication that defines their process requirements for ESC/ESD-related monitoring for today and tomorrow's processes. As a system approach, this will help reduce process variations, decrease scrap/rework and improve process yields at the specific workstation level. This helps to improve process yields and increase tool availability with the end result being increased factory capacity. http://www.novxcorp.com/series_3150.htm


  • Field Charge Detection
  • Closed-loop Control
  • Audible Alarm
  • Programmable Warning and Alarm Set-points
  • LEDs for In-balance Warning and Alarm    
  • Powered by Ionizer or Optional External AC
  • Small Size, 3.6 in
  • Light Weight, 5.3 oz
  • Digital Controller
  • Microprocessor-based


Orders are currently being taken with volume shipments beginning October 1, 2005. The list price is less than $100.00.

About Novx Corporation

Novx founded in 1989, is a leading provider of workstation/process equipment monitors and process environment management solutions. The company provides products and services to the semiconductor, storage device, flat panel display, electronics manufacturing services, medical and many other industries.

Novx customers use its products and services to monitor electrostatic charge, and the process environment, thereby; improving manufacturing yields, finished product quality, and manufacturing equipment performance. The shrinking geometries of today’s electronic devices place greater importance on knowing what is happening within your processes. Novx hardware and software solutions make this possible, reliable and affordable. Novx assists customers in achieving higher productivity levels by mitigating the adverse effects of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Electrostatic Attraction (ESA) from the manufacturing environment. The introduction of the Series 3350, demonstrates the Novx commitment to always provide the best performing most cost-effective products to support existing and future customer requirements to always help in reducing scrap and improving product quality in any manufacturing environment. On the web at http://www.novxcorp.com

Novx Corporation is headquartered at 830 Jury Court, San Jose, CA 95112, (408) 998-5555 ph, (408) 998-1414 fax, 1-800-728-Novx

Editorial Contacts

Steve Heymann, CEO, Novx Corporation, (408) 998-5555 x303, steve@novxcorp.com

Lem Hollins, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Novx Corporation, (408) 998-5555 x306, lem@novxcorp.com

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