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December 22, 2014

SEMI-GAS® Systems Unveils Next-Generation GigaGuard™ Controller for Process Instrumentation Monitoring of Ultra-High Purity Gas Source Systems

Compact Data Monitor (CDM) for Semi-Automatic Gas Systems Offers High Configurability

MALVERN, PA, December 22, 2014 – SEMI-GAS® Systems, the industry-leading supplier of ultra-high purity gas source and distribution systems with robust control technology, has announced the latest innovation in its GigaGuard™ controller line: the Compact Data Monitor (CDM) for continuous monitoring of process instrumentation for semi-automatic ultra-high purity gas source systems.

With the CDM controller, SEMI-GAS® provides new layers of features and configurability that give operators greater flexibility in monitoring the system conditions of their semi-automatic gas cabinets and gas panels. “The controller’s configuration can be tailored to our customers’ unique specifications,” said Jim Murphy, General Manager of Applied Energy Systems. “Analog and digital inputs, alarm setpoints, and even facility communications capabilities can be adjusted to meet the operator’s desired safety and monitoring parameters.”

As part of its next-generation functionality, the GigaGuard™ CDM controller:

  • Allows users to configure alarm setpoints in the field via an intuitive, easy-to-operate 3″ LCD keypad display.
  • Provides 8 configurable analog and digital sensor inputs for flexible monitoring control and versatility for interfacing with instrumentation such as gas analyzers, cylinder scales, pressure transducers, and more.
  • Offers facility communications capabilities as an optional upgrade for interfacing with in-house alarm systems via Ethernet communications.
  • Includes Class 1, Division 2 classification with adjustable Z-purge control as an optional upgrade.

Multiple monitoring and alert functions, including a high-performance audible alarm and an LED display to indicate monitor status, ensure safe and continuous control of ultra-high purity gas source systems used across a broad range of industries and applications. “Our GigaGuard™ CDM controller was engineered to uphold the stringent and rigorous monitoring requirements faced by our customers in the Semiconductor industry, but those same capabilities can be used to meet the similarly high demands of clients in research, manufacturing, aerospace, biotech, and other related markets,” said Jim Murphy. “Our focus for every customer is to provide the safest, most reliable specialty gas equipment solutions that perform to the high standards of their advanced environments, and the CDM controller is the latest example of that continued commitment.”

About SEMI-GAS® Systems
SEMI-GAS® Systems supplies ultra-high purity gas source systems, distribution systems and control technology to leaders in the Semiconductor industry, as well as customers in related industries that seek world-class designs for safety, quality and performance. SEMI-GAS® gas handling systems and equipment are engineered to support manufacturing of the most advanced electronic devices, delivering the highest process purity to improve product performance and reduce overall costs. As the first supplier of micro-processor based automated gas source systems, SEMI-GAS® brings over 30 years of gas distribution systems innovation to its customers—and boasts one of the largest installed bases of gas handling equipment today. For more information on SEMI-GAS® Systems, visit

SEMI-GAS® is a division of Applied Energy Systems, Inc., which designs, manufactures, and installs ultra-high purity gas delivery systems in addition to providing precision welding services and field services for high purity piping installations, testing and technical consulting.

Media Contact:
Megan Kasper
Applied Energy Systems