Inauguration of the Mass Flow Controller Calibration and Repair Facility at HORIBA India Technical Center, Pune...

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HORIBA India adds another milestone to being ‘One Stage Ahead’. We are pleased to announce the opening of the Semiconductor Mass Flow Controller (MFC) Repair and Calibration facility at HORIBA India Technical Center, Pune on 14 January 2023. Inaugurated on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti (an Indian festival for harvesting) by Mr. Hideyuki Koishi - Senior Corporate Officer and Sales Director - Group Semiconductor Business, HORIBA, Ltd., and Dr. Rajeev Gautam - Corporate Officer, HORIBA, Ltd., and President, HORIBA India, we firmly believe this HORIBA India step towards self-dependence and localization will soon take a big leap toward our vision of manufacturing Mass Flow Controllers in India.

Spread across a site area of 308m2 on the 3rd floor of the present HITC Pune, this ISO 17025 accredited facility houses a calibration and repair facility for the complete MFC controller product line (E/N/Z series). The calibration is done inside a clean room with a nitrogen gas purity of 99.999%. Electrical testing, MFC zero conditioning, inner leak check and flow response check with report generation are done as a part of the calibration test in this facility.

The repair center uses He gas with 99.99% purity for leak check of MFCs. The instruments and benches used are calibrated annually at HORIBA STEC FukuchiYama Technology Center in Kyoto, Japan.

HORIBA STEC has appointed Mr. Takayuki Mori from Japan supported by the HORIBA India team of Akash Mishra - Senior Engineer and Rahul Kumar - Production Engineer under the guidance of Parikshit Sengupta, Head – Semiconductor and Optical Smart Sensing for the smooth operations of this budding in-house repair and service facility.

Close to 10 industrial and academic organizations joined us to celebrate this milestone, pictures are below:

Group picture with esteemed guests from industry & academia

Facility tour and apprise of the various SOPs by Akash Mishra

Ribbon cutting (L-R) by Mr. Hideyuki Koishi, special guests and Dr. Rajeev Gautam