Quality through training
Excellent training at MK Versuchsanlagen
MK Versuchsanlagen und Laborbedarf e.K. was awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Gießen-Friedberg for its outstanding work in training its own specialists. “A good training is the beginning” is the motto of the IHK and underlines the great commitment of the company, in which 18 trainees will learn a profession in the training year 2019/2020.
Training young people to become skilled workers has been part of the corporate philosophy at MK Versuchsanlagen for many years. In addition to the classic training professions of industrial clerk, process engineer, cutting machine operator, electronic technician for devices and systems (EGS), electronic technician for operating technology, IT specialist in the field of application development and technical product designer, the company also cooperates at university level and offers dual training in sales and technical development within the scope of various courses of study.
MK Versuchanlagen presents wet-dry workbench
Saving costs under perfect conditions
Working under perfect conditions and saving considerable costs is possible with the newly developed metal-free wet-dry workbench, which the special equipment manufacturer MK Versuchsanlagen und Laborbedarf e.K. brings to the market.
The wet-dry workbench, designed as a mini environment, ensures maximum cleanliness on the spot. This is particularly interesting for work processes in semiconductor technology, where the need for the highest levels of cleanliness is only required directly at the workplace (clean room class ISO 3).
Reduction of energy consumption of up to 50 percent in air management is possible
Like all other metal-free systems from MK Versuchsanlagen, the wet-dry workbench is equipped with a ventilation system developed by MK Versuchsanlagen itself, which leads to a significant reduction in energy consumption. The developers assume that energy savings of up to 50 per cent are possible in air conditioning by intelligent air management. Of particular interest is the fact that retrofitting in existing clean rooms is easily possible by means of a special ventilation concept, even in the case of critical room ventilation systems, and thus the energy-saving effect can also be realized here. It goes without saying that the metal-free workbenches also offer maximum corrosion and product protection.
Self-developed hardware and software enables easy integration into existing systems
A Quick Dump Rinse (QDR) basin can be integrated into the wet-dry workbench for cleaning semiconductor plates. The QDR basin has a modular design and is divided into process basins and collecting basins. In the process basin the cleaning of the semiconductor plates or the wafer carrier is carried out. The cleaning is done by a spray system, which fills the basin with high purity water and stops the etching process on the semiconductor wafers. In order to remove the impurities from the semiconductor plates, they are flushed out by the suction created when the valve is opened.
Like all hardware from MK Versuchsanlagen, the software is also a proprietary development of the special equipment manufacturer. This has the great advantage that an integration into existing, superordinate digital systems can be realized much easier. The direct GLT integration is possible as well as the connection to LIMS or MES systems via an OPC UA interface (industry 4.0). Thus it is possible to create an optimal environment that integrates all processes and process devices into the minienvironments.
(Quelle: Reinraum Jahrbuch 2020, S. 156f.)
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RP Dr. Christoph Ullrich visits top companies in central Hessen
Visit to MK Versuchsanlagen in Muecke – Efficient solutions for cleanrooms
18.9.2019 Giessen/Muecke. “We have many top companies here in Central Hessen that are on the move with innovative ideas – but we have to talk more about them.” Dr. Christoph Ullrich, President of the District Council of Giessen, regularly visits the region to find out how companies not only strengthen the Giessen RP district with its five districts between Limburg and Schlitz, Muenchhausen and Hungen economically, but also make Central Hessen more attractive through their presence. This time he worked for MK Versuchsanlagen in Muecke, which is a leader in solutions for so-called cleanrooms.
The company, which is “a genuine family business”, as owner and managing director Michael Keil explains right at the start of the tour, creates the best quality in modern cleanroom technology with its work and thus guarantees the protection of people and products. In many industries, such as the pharmaceutical industry or food production, work and production under cleanroom conditions are essential. The glove testing system, which is another core business of MK Versuchsanlagen, is also connected to this. In order to work in cleanrooms and to ensure that no impurities can get into them, the company works with attached gloves. With the company’s glove testing system, it is possible to check quickly and accurately whether they are tight.
According to the company owner, the company has been on the market for “30 years” and has developed strongly in terms of topics, space and personnel. It all started with five employees who focused on biotechnological plant construction on a pilot scale for research purposes. The company continues to develop: the product range for pharmaceutical interface solutions is expanded, metalfree cleanroom technology and workstations follow, safety systems and innovations in plant construction are further developed, modern 3D production plants are designed and its own hardware and software are developed.
In the meantime, more than 80 employees work for the company, which Dr. Dirk Rosencrantz from the management describes as a “world product leader”. Owner Michael Keil is certain that they will “continue to grow”. Particularly in the area of glove testing systems, the company is “two years ahead of the other companies and thus attractive for the world market, but also as an employer in the region”.
District president Christoph Ullrich, which uses itself also in its function as chairman of the association central Hessen registered association for the increase of the identity of the region central Hessen, said during the tour: “I do not only surprise today, but again and again, which companies are resident in the region and which for products these manufacture.” Christoph Ullrich was particularly impressed by the glove testing systems.
The district president was accompanied by Andreas Sommer, the mayor of Muecke.
Keyword – association central Hessen registered association and regional management central Hessen GmbH:
The association central Hessen registered association is a partner of the regional management central Hessen GmbH. Under the presidency of district president Dr. Christoph Ullrich bring themselves over 240 members into the regional dialogue, develop ideas and help with the conversion of a centralhessian identity.
The regional management Central Hessen GmbH strengthens and markets the economy and university location in the center of Hessen. The shoulder conclusion from economics, science and politics is active in the topic fields infrastructure, education and specialists as well as research and innovation.
In the regional management Central Hessen GmbH 2013 all chambers of trade, universities, chambers of industry and commerce, districts and upper centers with the association central Hessen put themselves together, in order to develop the regional management existing since 2003 further, and to plan strategies for the region and to convert together.
MK supported ultra-athletes Sven Franke in the charity run for sick children
In July 2016 police officer Sven Franke (2nd from left) started at the 44 kilometre long Zugspitz-Trailrun-Challenge. Under the motto “Running for children” he was concerned about the good cause. In recent years he has collected over 30,000 euros to support the outpatient children and youth hospice service. The coordinators of the aid organization Kevin Leinbach, Dr. Susanne Egbert and Anette Weitzel-Lotz find the commitment of the policeman accordingly outstanding.