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Industrial Gas Delivery Moves Into the IIoT Era

April 23, 2019 / Aaron Hand

No manufacturer wants downtime in its operations. Lines not running is money lost—even worse if product already running has to be scrapped because of problems. But few industries face the kind of losses that can be sustained when there’s trouble on a semiconductor line. “When semiconductor factories complete a run of wafers, they might be processing $1 million worth of product at any one time,” says David Stetz, chief engineer of R&D controls technology at Applied Energy Systems (AES). “If they have a downtime of just a few hours, it could severely damage the profitability of their production process.”