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Northeast Automation, a New Hampshire Corporation, has been in the manufacturing and process engineering field since 1991. Initially focused on the defense industry, NACI has branched into the automotive, semiconductor, and optics fields. Services included tool build, system retrofit and upgrade, programming and facilities build for process development.

The backbone of these targeted industries and services has been through vacuum sciences, taking standard and proprietary processes and integrating them into production tools with vacuum apparatus. Normally operating in the 10e-8 Torr range, the tools have ranged in application from ultra-high vacuum to “glove-box” nitrogen environment systems for inert cutting and welding.

NACI has specialized in custom design applications, taking customer concepts from idea to production floor. Applications have ranged from thermal evaporation of metals and semiconductor materials, to sub-nanometer indium crystal formation for the automotive industries.

A cursory customer list includes MA/COM, NASA, Textron, Millipore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Resonetics. References are available upon request.

Rounding out our services available to our customers, NACI operates as a distributor for OPTO-22 equipment, and provides teaching seminars around the country.

Our equipment runs 24/7 across the United States, Canada, and mainland China.


Equipment Manufacturing:

Acid dip machines

Custom system designed for Lucent Technologies, this machine is an automated, four-station acid dip for cleaning fiber optic cables. With four stations, it has individual closed loop linear motion for precisely controlling the depth to which the cables were dipped in the acid. Also, it has dual redundant closed loop temperature control circuits for maintaining sulfuric acid at a process temperature of about 300°F.

Plating system machine

Custom system designed for Lucent Technologies, this machine is an automated, four-station acid dip for cleaning fiber optic cables. With four stations, it has individual closed loop linear motion for precisely controlling the depth to which the cables were dipped in the acid. Also, it has dual redundant closed loop temperature control circuits for maintaining sulfuric acid at a process temperature of about 300°F.

Particle Accelerator and Implanter

Custom application designed, built, and integrated by Levanta TI, this machine is used to accelerate hydrogen ions and to impact them into a target silicon wafer. These ions then quickly steal an electron from the substrate wafer and bond diatomically. The layer of hydrogen molecules is precisely controlled to their aspect of depth penetration, resulting in a highly uniform, very thin cleavable edge. This layer of hydrogen molecules is subsequently used as a cleave point for separating a donor wafer, resulting in a Silicon On Insulator (SOI) wafer for semiconductor applications.

Other

An alternative method to the electroless plater, this machine uses a process called sputtering, which causes the transfer of metals through a vacuum utilizing the conductive properties of an inert gas plasma. Although a higher initial cost, this method has no waste water, no heavy metal contamination, and no environmental impact, which the less-expensive plating machine does.

Opto-22

Northeast Automation Co., Inc. is a licensed distributor of Opto-22 hardware and software solutions.

Founded in 1974, Opto 22 is a leading manufacturer of high-quality hardware and software solutions for connecting real-world devices with computer networks and software.

Customer applications include industrial automation, remote monitoring and control, enterprise data acquisition and network management, and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. Our products are designed for broad set of customers, including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators, automation end-users, and information technology (IT) and operations personnel.

Opto 22 was one of the first companies to recognize and implement solutions involving networks, computers, and real-world equipment and devices. More than 80 million devices worldwide are reliably connected to Opto 22 systems.