A Bit About Us
Since 1976, Valex has been the leading manufacturer of ultra-high purity (UHP) process components used in the semiconductor, TFT/LCD, and solar industries.
Over the years, we've introduced advances in electropolishing, precision cleaning, welding and developed leading techniques for spool assembly integration. With three manufacturing locations near major markets, we offer unprecedented capacity of stainless steel tube, fittings, valves, and manifolds.
You won't find an empty help desk or stagnant innovation at Valex. Instead, you'll find an earnest and supportive customer service team, and a development crew with the drive for advancing continuous improvement and forward thinking solutions. We're guided by our strict Valex ISO 9001 certified quality management system, and globally unified specifications - to accomplish our mission to meet or exceed your expectations.
All of these reasons, and more, have led customers around the world to the same conclusion - selecting Valex as their One Trusted Source.
Design Engineering: 2-dimensional CAD drafting, and 3-dimensional modeling.
Machining: Various CNC machine centers with live tooling, and proprietary CNC manifold machine.
Bending: Rotary draw bending.
Tee Pulling: Hydraulic piston type.
TIG Welding: Weld lathes, orbital automatic welders, manual welders, and proprietary internal-diameter ValWeld™ welding machines. High-purity Argon purge gas.
Mechanical Polishing: Manually-operated and automated, high-speed, rotary grinders. Automated abrasive-flow machines for high-volume identical parts.
Electropolishing: A wide variety of tanks and fixtures capable for processing a wide range of tube, pipe, fittings, and other stainless-steel components.
Passivation: Multiple tanks holding nitric acid in concentration of 20 to 50%.
Cleaning: Recirculating detergent baths, solvent degreasers, 18 Megohm-cm deionized (DI) water (ambient and 60°C.).
Drying: Cryogenic Nitrogen (ambient and 60°C), 99.99995% pure, and filtered to 0.01 μm at point of use.
Cleanrooms: ISO Class 4 and Class 5 per ISO 14644.
Packaging: Vinyl or polypropylene caps over polyamide film. Single or double heat-sealed polyethylene bags. Wooden crates. Foam-in-place insulation.
Testing: Helium-leak testing. Dye penetrant testing. Hydrostatic pressure testing. Particle, Moisture, and Oxygen testing. Surface roughness (Ra) per ASME B46.1. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) per SEMI F73. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Flow capacity testing per ANSI/ISA S75.02.
Traceability: Pin stamp, work-order signoff at every work station, inspection certificate type 3.1.B per EN 10204, bar coding.
Inspection: QC personnel with extensive experience scrutinizing the surface of high-purity stainless steel, and components for the UHP industry. Borescoping capability. 3-dimensional measurement tools.
Quality is engrained in our culture. That's why all of our products conform to the same global Valex specifications - using the same proven processes, equipment, and continuous improvement strategies at each of our manufacturing facilities. We've put our money where our mouth is, by using independent 3rd party audit organizations to review and monitor the strict quality management systems that we've put in place.
Valex operates as a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE: RS).
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, USA, is the largest metals service center in North America. Through a network of more than 300 locations in 39 states and twelve countries outside of the United States, the Company provides value-added metals processing services and distributes a full line of over 100,000 metal products to more than 125,000 customers in a broad range of industries.
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