Performance-critical modules for mass spectrometry
Frencken has been supplying analytical equipment manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific with modules for various instruments. Due to growing market demand, one of this customer’s products (the iCAP Q mass spectroscope) required a fast ramp-up to higher volume production, Frencken has successfully managed this process.
High-end analytical equipment
Thermo Fisher Scientific helps scientists meet the challenges they face in the lab or in the field with high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents. The iCAP Q range are quadruple ICP-MS (inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry)for advanced analysis using Innovative Right Angle Positive Ion Deflection lens technology (90° ion optics) for separation of ions and neutrals.
Extreme ramp-up to series production
When the demand for Thermo Fisher Scientific’s iCAP Q mass spectroscopes increased dramatically, an extreme ramp-up scenario for certain modules was required to keep pace. By taking a flexible approach to the assembly of these modules, and by carefully managing the supply chain, Frencken was able to deliver on time.
Frencken is responsible for:
- Fast ramp-up to series production
- Assembly and test
- Supply chain management
- Cost price reduction
- Vertical integration (make critical parts in-house)
- Materials and applications know-how (e.g. gases, vacuum, heat management)
- Electron- and ion optics know-how
- Cleanroom and vacuum chamber know-how