Cleanroom facility for surface mount oscillator production
The frequency control specialist Euroquartz, has completed installation of a new class seven cleanroom facility at the company’s Somerset headquarters. This investment is designed to ensure that the company continues to play a critical role in the UK manufacture of oscillator products for military and aerospace applications and ensure UK defence contractors can fulfil their requirements for surface mount device (SMD) oscillators.
The new cleanroom facility was installed early in 2019 and is currently being commissioned with an expectation of adding a new range of SMD oscillators to its current range of through-hole products before the end of the year. Existing UK manufactured products will also benefit from the cleanroom environment and the company anticipates improved quality for its UK production for the foreseeable future.
Euroquartz has been manufacturing quartz crystals and oscillators in the UK for almost 40 years. Since that time the company has continued to produce high specification quartz crystals and military oscillators in its UK facility at Crewkerne in Somerset.
The ambition of the company is to offer high-quality UK manufactured products to the aerospace industry free from all ITAR restrictions.
Euroquartz Director Andy Treble, said: “The ongoing turmoil of Brexit and other world events suggest that the timing for this significant investment in our UK facility is right. It is important to maintain manufacturing for critical frequency components in the UK particularly for military and aerospace projects.”
Euroquartz has AS9100 rev D certification and is a wholly privately-owned British company making it a well suited partner for the UK defence and aerospace industry.