Eco-products

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) during Product Development

Tokyo Seimitsu recognizes its responsibility for the environmental impacts of its products over their entire life cycles. In 2016, the Technical Working Group (Technical WG) of the CSR Committee unified the calculation standards for converting emissions to CO2 at every stage from product manufacturing to disposal (life cycle assessment: LCA). 
 The CO2 emissions derived through this method are set as essential evaluation items in product development. By also carrying out LCA for products currently in production, we make improvements to our conventional products and conduct comparative evaluations of these with in-development and new products.

Development of Environmentally Friendly Products:
Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

The AP3000 is a next-generation ultra-high-performance probing machine developed as a successor to the UF3000EX. It achieves high precision, high throughput, low vibration, and quietness. We succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions from life cycle assessment (LCA) by about 12% compared to the UF3000EX. (The number of years in service is calculated as 15 years.) The product carries forward the functions and operability of the previous model and maintains compatibility with recipe and map data, to offer safe and reliable ease of use.

Development of Environmentally Friendly Products:
Precision measuring instruments

Our SURFCOM NEX surface texture and contour measuring instrument has undergone a significant renewal into SURFCOM NEX (DX2/SD2), which combines high efficiency, versatility, and reliability. Through improvements to the tracing driver and electric column drive mechanism, we achieved an impressive drive speed 1.6 times that of conventional machines of the same type in the X-axis (left/right) direction and 5 times in the C-axis (up/down) direction.
In combination with a newly developed hybrid detector capable of simultaneously measuring surface texture and contours at up to 26mm in the Z direction, the product is able to efficiently measure any workpiece in a short time. As a result of this, we were able to reduce CO2 emissions from the equipment during use by about 10%.
AP3000
AP3000
SURFCOM NEX(DX2/SD2)
SURFCOM NEX(DX2/SD2)