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SEMI-GAS® Systems Updates GSM Controller on Bulk Valve Manifold Box

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2013 12:59 EST

Malvern, Pa.
February 2013
– SEMI-GAS® Systems, an industry-leading supplier of ultra-high purity gas source
and distribution systems, recently updated the GigaGuard™ GSM (gas safety
monitor) controller on its Megaturion™
Bulk Valve Manifold Box
(VMB).  The new
controller is easier to use and provides additional safety features to the

The upgraded GigaGuard
GSM controller
, which supersedes the GSM 1x4, is PLC based and features a modern 4.3”
color touch screen. A user-friendly software design features intuitive prompts
and alarms, which help to reduce operator error and increase safety.  With the upgraded controller, operators now
have the ability to configure both inputs and outputs as well as adjust set
points and limits, making the system more adaptable than the previous GSM 1x4

In addition, the GigaGuard GSM independently operates
ESO valves, monitors both analog and digital process sensors, displays delivery
pressures and continuously monitors the system environment for hazards while
maintaining an active alarm log. To further improve operational safety, the
controller incorporates local and remote system shutdown capabilities in the
event of a system trip.

Available in 4, 6 and 8 stick configurations as well
as in customized designs, the semi-automatic Megaturion VMB safely and
continuously distributes hazardous process gases from the source to various
tools and points of use, as needed, in high flow semiconductor and LED
manufacturing applications.

All Megaturion VMBs meet SEMI S2, SEMI S8 and uniform
fire code requirements.  Multiple
communications protocols, integrated gas and fire detection and Class 1,
Division 2 upgrades are available.

The GSM enclosure is constructed of welded 16 Ga
steel.  The flip-down door provides easy
access to the system components, including the Siemens S7-1200 series PLC.
Additional standard features include a SEMI-approved EMO (emergency off) button,
pneumatic valve manifold and multi-color LED panel status lights.

For more information contact Megan
Kasper at or 610-647-8744.

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Reader Service Inquiries: Megan Kasper; Applied Energy Systems; 180 Quaker Lane, Malvern, Pa.
19355;; 610-647-8744.


Applied Energy Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and
installs high purity gas delivery systems, as well as provides precision
welding services, high purity piping installations and field services for the semiconductor,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, aerospace, university, government and research
and development markets.  Applied Energy Systems’ industry-leading SEMI-GAS®
Systems division specializes in the manufacture of ultra-high purity gas source
and distribution systems, including Centurion™ gas cabinets and gas panels, Nanoturion™
valve manifold boxes, Megaturion™ bulk specialty gas systems, and Xturion™ custom
gas equipment.