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Easy Maintenance and a Simple Design for the Harshest of Processes

  • Easy Maintenance and a Simple Design for the Harshest of Processes

    by That describes HVA’s 71000 Series valve. With its extreme durability and the dependability you’ve come to know in a HVA valve, we spotlight our 71000 Harsh Process Valve series.  The valve features a dual or single side sealing gate and comes standard with a welded bellows shaft seal.  It’s the ideal valve for aggressive chemicals and high temperatures in your MOCVD, ALD or PECVD system.  Available in sizes ranging from 1.5” (40 mm) to 8” (200 mm), with manual or pneumatic operation, the Harsh Process Valves can also be heated to minimize or eliminate chemical build up.  It can also be configured with an OSHA compliant Lockout/Tag out “LOTO” actuator.  When it comes to maintenance, the split body design allows easy removal of the valve’s working parts without the need to disassemble your tool. If you would like to learn more about our 71000 Series Harsh Process Valves, click here or contact your local HVA...

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Quality Replacement Parts

  • Quality Replacement Parts

    by From performing a low cost leak check and adjustment to a complete valve overhaul, HVA has the parts you need*. Simply contact our factory or your local HVA representative with your valve’s model and serial number and we will send you a list of the recommended maintenance parts. If servicing your valve doesn’t fit into your busy schedule, send it to HVA. Our experienced technicians will refurbish your valve with genuine HVA parts and return it to you complete with a 90 day warranty on the serviced parts. So, whether you do your own valve maintenance or let HVA refurbish and restore your valve, you can count on HVA to provide high quality parts and service. *Spare parts and refurbish services may not be available on valves over 20 years...

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HVA Welcomes University of Nevada Manufacturing Process Class

  • HVA Welcomes University of Nevada Manufacturing Process Class

    by On Friday, October 16, HVA welcomed over 40 University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) students to our facility. The students (all of whom are Mechanical Engineering majors currently enrolled in UNR’s Manufacturing Process course), were given an overview of HVA’s current product line of vacuum valves and related components as well as a discussion of HVA’s key market segments. They also received a tour of HVA’s 60,000 square foot facility including a demonstration of HVA’s state of the art equipment. At the end of the tour the students discussed HVA’s manufacturing process with key members of our staff. HVA’s President, Victor Brenes, described the event as benefiting both the students and HVA. “This is the second year we’ve worked with UNR on this event and we plan to continue doing so into the future. UNR is just down the road from our facility and several of our engineers are graduates of its Mechanical Engineering Program. The University provides a great resource for us and we, in turn, want to do our part to help prepare the next generation of American...

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Visit HVA at AVS

  • Visit HVA at AVS

    by HVA will be proudly exhibiting at the 62nd AVS International Symposium & Exhibition in San Jose, California. Drop by booth #1019 to see our products, meet with our knowledgeable Sales & Engineering team, and learn why we are the perfect partner for your vacuum valve needs. HVA has been building quality vacuum valves since 1973. Our engineering and manufacturing teams are eager to assist you in developing the right valve for your application. From engineering to execution, HVA is your partner in vacuum integrity. Click or scan below for more information. Tell me...

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Lockout/Tagout or Loto Valve

  • Lockout/Tagout or Loto Valve

    by HVA is proud to feature our Lockout/Tagout or LOTO valve. It is designed for applications where safety and security are a priority. OSHA’s standard for The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) requires the ability to disable machinery or equipment to prevent the release of hazardous materials during maintenance. You already know that HVA offers superior quality and integrity in all our products and services. With the LOTO option, you have an extra measure of safety and protection that is OSHA compliant under The United States Department of Labor Code of Federal Regulations Title 29. HVA’s LOTO option is available in either a pneumatic or manual configuration on the 11000 Series, 16000 Series, 21000 Series and 71000 Series valves. For additional information on LOTO or any of our products, click here or contact your local HVA...

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HVA offers OEM factory rebuilds and service

  • HVA offers OEM factory rebuilds and service

    by HVA offers OEM Factory Rebuilds and Service on all our products including valves manufactured by HVA and private-labeled by other OEM’s. All valves are precision reconditioned to original equipment manufacturer’s specifications using state of the art equipment at our service facility in Reno, Nevada. Our technicians follow strict guidelines when servicing customers’ equipment, which not only ensures a quality rebuild but customer satisfaction as well. Contact HVA today to find out how your valve can be refurbished and restored to the same standards and specifications as when it was...

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German vacuum technology leader rates HVA

  • German vacuum technology leader rates HVA

    by An award winning and leading innovative supplier of vacuum hardware and optics based in Germany has rated HVA at 100% in terms of quality of products shipped and 98% in the area of order processing and promised delivery dates. HVA strives for 100% ratings from all of our customers. HVA valves can be found operating throughout Europe in the fields of semiconductors, optical coating, thin film deposition, analytics and EUV...

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Consecutive 100% scores from North American compound semiconductor OEM

  • Consecutive 100% scores from North American compound semiconductor OEM

    by HVA has received a 100% supplier scorecard in consecutive quarters from a leading Northern California based equipment manufacturer of metallization systems for the Compound Semiconductor market. HVA was rated 100% in both quality of products shipped and promised delivery dates, with zero returns and zero late deliveries in the previous two quarters. HVA valves can be found operating 365 days per year, 24 hours per day in compound semi fabs and foundries...

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HVA welcomes local students for “Manufacturing Day”

  • HVA welcomes local students for “Manufacturing Day”

    by Over a dozen local high school students from the Reno-Sparks area were welcomed into HVA’s manufacturing facility in Reno today to take part in “Nevada Manufacturing Day”. The visit was coordinated by HVA along with the non-profit organization “Dream It Do It Nevada” as an effort to offer young students interested in manufacturing an opportunity to visit successful companies in the area. "As a company dedicated to manufacturing its products in the U.S. rather than abroad, it’s important for us to work with our community to train and inspire the next generation of American technicians", said Victor Brenes, HVA’s President. "Part of that process is making sure students interested in a manufacturing career understand there are rewarding and good paying jobs available in the area." The students who toured HVA’s 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility were treated to a hands-on demonstration of CNC (computer numerical control) machining, TIG welding and vacuum brazing processes. The students were also shown the inner workings of a fully assembled ultra-high vacuum valve and were given an overview of HVA’s worldwide customer base. Dream It Do It Nevada can be found here: Manufacturing Day can be found here: HVA can be found here: Since 1973, HVA has been manufacturing and supplying high vacuum valves and products in the U.S. for the global semiconductor, solar, optical, hard disk drive, LED and flat panel industries. Many of the world’s leading universities and research institutions also use HVA high vacuum valves in the development of nanotechnologies, microelectronics and clean energy non-fossil fuel...

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