Surface Prep Tools and Wet Benches


The full spectrum of Kinetics’ systems ranges from batch immersion to spray or single wafer applications, including wet benches.  All can be configured from manual up to full, multi-tasking automation.

A belief in the power of balance is central to Kinetics’ innovative components and systems. Process efficiency is built around quality assurance so that volume contributes to overall performance. In the same way, the reliability of automation is complemented by the adaptability of manual wet bench systems.

Likewise, the cost of a Kinetics’ system is offset by easier integration into the entire production flow. Reduced maintenance requirements help counter any second thoughts about the purchase price of these products, proven to deliver in both lab settings and high-volume manufacturing environments.

In addition, Kinetics’ offers tailored configurations for a practical approach to personalized wet bench systems without the investment or delays associated with customized components or sub-systems.

Regardless of targeted process outcomes, Kinetics offers a surface prep tool and wet bench legacy of demonstrated, balanced advantages over time and geography. A growing product portfolio of batch immersion, spray and single wafer applications ranges from the common to the unusual; some requiring adept materials handling, while others operate over wider conditions with fewer performance consequences.

  • FEOL, BEOL or advanced packaging modules
  • Cleaning, resist strip, etch, develop, metal lift off, reclaim & IPA dry
  • Support acid, base and solvent applications
  • Single or multi-cassette bath sizes
  • 100mm to 450mm silicon wafers, III-V materials, photomasks, glass & large panels
  • Custom substrates


Volume is a given

High-volume manufacturing is when production goals rule and where Aeris excels. Customized exactly where it matters most, a full complement of wet bench process stations holds the line by adhering to current SEMI Standards. Aeris is available as manual, semi-automated and fully automated wet bench stations and fume hoods in a variety of high-spec materials that include FM-approved PVC-C as well as stainless steel.


Hands-on help

When a manual tool is needed, look to Celera wet benches and fume hoods. The product line showcases Kinetics’ understanding of semiconductor production at every stage and step. Economical and production proven, Celera baths, rinsers, cleaners and other modules drop into demanding environments, along with a variety of fume hoods designed to suit specific applications and constrained budgets.



Kinetics has walked the halls, clean rooms, and production floors of semiconductor companies around the world. As a noted supplier of systems support to R&D and manufacturing teams, the specialists at Kinetics continue to field thousands of questions a year — including some pointed, problem-solving ones. Among them are these five that warrant serious attention.

  1. What is your mission? While this sounds like a pure metrics query, there’s more to this prompt than the obvious. Whether consulted about a single line, sub-system, full system or entire facility, Kinetics is quick to look beyond the urgent to the important. Centrally, what is the enterprise out to accomplish?
  2. Where are you seeking research or production advantages? Sometimes, the answer focuses on chemistry. Other times, its materials handling. Perhaps operating or labor costs are a competitive factor. While the mission question addresses the end result, the advantages question elicits specific strategies to be considered or implemented as part of a roadmap to success.
  3. Where is parity sufficient? The belief that every stage and step should be a “winner” can often be a matter of pride or pressure from leadership. Sometimes “good enough” is sufficient, particularly when the cost of “great” outstrips the economic return.
  4. What performance barriers must be anticipated? Are market requirements unstable, in flux or more predictable? Will materials or components be subject to fundamental transformations in formulation, handling or application? What localized variables must be eliminated, contained or accounted for in every process?
  5. Is there a wise migration path to a better future? Few ventures are a matter of all or nothing. Most function by degrees in balancing bold moves (including investments) against a logical progression of more modest steps.

Even in the case of modest client purchases, these sensibilities are part of the Kinetics culture. For technologists, engineers, and process managers, asking these five questions daily may prove to be effective. To learn more, simply click HERE.