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Brooks Instrument, an ITW Company - Hatfield, PA

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Brooks Instrument Invests in California Technology Development Center

Press release date: Aug 04, 2014

HATFIELD, Pa. – Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of advanced flow, pressure, vacuum and level solutions, has made a new investment in its technology center in Irvine, California. The facility has been fully equipped with gas lines and test equipment at every workstation and in labs for characterizing gas and liquid flow instrumentation to facilitate research.

The goal of Brooks’ Technology Development Center is to provide strategic focus on understanding, evaluating and developing cutting-edge solutions for its customers. The 10,000-square-foot facility is part of Brooks Instrument’s continuing commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration that has led to product innovations like the first pressure transient insensitive mass flow controller. That technology delivered improved performance, a smaller footprint and lowered costs for semiconductor manufacturers.

“Innovation has been a key driver for Brooks delivering leading technology to the marketplace and will enable us to continue growing,” said Bill Valentine, chief technology officer for Brooks Instrument.

In an effort to develop best-in-class products and technology breakthroughs, the Technology Development team will collaborate with Brooks engineers in Hatfield, Pa., and in Ede, The Netherlands, to cultivate key next-generation components such as sensors, valves, and signal processing algorithms. The team will also coordinate the integration of research, concepts, and prototypes into new product development projects.

“The Irvine facility will allow us to strengthen our relationships with the research and technical community, many of which are in close proximity in the Silicon Valley, to produce the diagnostic and control devices they require,” said Bill Valentine, chief technology officer for Brooks Instrument.

About Brooks Instrument
Brooks Instrument LLC, based in Pennsylvania, is a multi-technology instrumentation company serving a range of demanding markets. The Company has a proven history of innovation, including the original commercial design that set the standard for today’s thermal mass flow controllers, the first high-performance digital mass flow controller, the first gas and range programmable thermal mass flow controller (MultiFlo™), the first watertight and explosion-proof thermal mass flow controller (Mf Series), the first thermal mass flow controller with Foundation Fieldbus (SLA Series) and the first variable area meter with Foundation Fieldbus (MT3809 MT3750). Today, Brooks Instrument’s portfolio includes glass and metal tube variable area meters (rotameters), thermal mass flow controllers and meters from ultra-high purity to industrial grade, Coriolis mass flow controller (Quantim), vacuum measurement and pressure control products, direct liquid injection vapor delivery systems, magnetic level instruments, and a variety of flow accessories. The Company also owns Key Instruments, which offers precision machined acrylic flow meters, molded plastic flow meters, glass tube flow meters, and flow control valves. Brooks Instrument has manufacturing locations, sales, and service offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. For more information on flow solutions, products, or sales contacts please visit Also visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.