Terra Universal Profile
Terra Universal is the leading manufacturing expert in critical environment applications, with over 30 years of design and fabrication experience in cleanroom-related industries.
Terra offers you:
One-Stop Product Source — Terra manufactures comprehensive lines of critical environment solutions, including modular cleanrooms, glove boxes, laminar flow benches and furniture designed to meet customer requirements for
Custom Manufacturer — Terra creates solutions for application-specific manufacturing challenges, quickly and economically. Terra’s manufacturing complex in Fullerton, California includes latest-technology CNC sheet metal and plastic equipment along with complete welding, electronics, and metal finishing shops.
On-site Engineering and Technical Support — Terra’s engineering department works with you to design turnkey solutions. Systems are configured, assembled and tested before shipment. For many Terra systems, custom software configurations are available to meet user requirements for temperature, humidity, and decontamination cycles.
Terra also maintains field technical support at locations throughout the U.S. and the world.
After-Sale Support — Terra provides installation and maintenance service and third-party system certification to many common industry requirements.
Internet and On-Line Support — A complete library of operating manuals, catalogues, and other technical publications are available at Terra's web site (www.TerraUniversal.com), and via e-mail (info@TerraUniversal.com).
Tutorial Catalog — Detailed information, application ideas -- solutions.
Value Leader — Excellent technology and performance at competitive prices.
Standard Prices — Standard published pricing eliminates "crisis pricing."
In order to ensure complete quality control over every stage of the manufacturing process, Terra Universal operates a manufacturing and administrative complex that offers comprehensive fabrication capabilities:
CNC Metal Fabrication
Terra Universal's three metal shops house CNC (computer numerical control) equipment to perform the following precision metal operations:
In addition, Terra provides electropolishing to produce the smooth, nonparticulating stainless steel surfaces required in cleanroom applications.
CNC Plastic Fabrication
Terra Universal's plastics shop provides precision CNC routing, cutting, drilling, forming and solvent/thermal welding a variety of plastics, including hard and soft acrylic, PVC, polypropylene and polycarbonate.
Terra has extensive experience in fabrication of static-dissipative PVC, which features molecularly embedded dissipative layers that yield a surface resistivity in the dissipative range (between 106 and 108 ohms/cm2).
This specialty fab is devoted to CNC routing, cutting, milling, and drilling of polypropylene used in wet processing and cleaning stations. Thermal welding techniques ensure durable, leak-proof joints required in critical applications with acids and other hazardous process chemistries.
As a major manufacturer of cleanroom benches and storage cabinets, Terra Universal maintains a laminate shop that expertly seals all edges of the electrically controlled surface polymers over the fibercore substrates, yielding work surfaces that will not slough or outgas.
Most of Terra's controllers incorporate microprocessor-based control boards, which are manufactured, assembled, and tested on-site. Many electrical modules, including Terra Fan Filter Units, are UL listed and/or CE marked, and wiring can be performed to specified electrical codes. The use of all-stainless steel chassis helps maintain cleanroom compatibility. Most systems are available with third-party certification.
Manufacturers in other industries with similar requirements for critical environments sought out Terra to fabricate products to their own specifications. Partnering with leading companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device manufacturing industries, Terra developed new lines of storage and handling equipment.
Terra's success stems from Terra's strong commitment to take on unique manufacturing challenges in critical environments. Staffed by experienced critical environment specialists, Terra remains dedicated to meeting the challenges that manufacturers face today through advanced-technology engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.
All engineering and design work is performed on the latest CAD/CAM workstations, and Terra's state-of-the-art CNC (Computer Numerical Control) manufacturing equipment ensures the highest levels of precision and repeatability. In addition to providing strong customer support in all custom work, Terra's engineering department is committed to continuous improvement of existing product lines and to ongoing research and development of new solutions to the most current cleanroom manufacturing problems.
Terra is committed to the goal of complete customer satisfaction in every aspect of our operations. To reach that goal, Terra is implementing an ISO-9000 quality management system. This program includes a dedication to continuous product improvement, realized through
* increased use of CNC processes (to improve dimensional precision and consistency);
* a key inline quality inspection program;
* a Class 10 final cleaning and packaging area.
Terra's sales teams include key support personnel to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Strategic Account Managers (SAMs) provide the specialized technical knowledge required to assess complex applications involving critical environments and to assist in design-and-build phases of new construction projects.
Sales Associates (SAs) possess detailed technical familiarity with all standard catalog lines and are certified in each of Terra's key manufactured lines.
Order Entry Associates (OEAs) provide assistance in catalog ordering
Customer Support Associates (CSAs) monitor each order to guarantee accuracy and prompt delivery.
Terra Universal employs a staff of over 225 employees at its main administrative & manufacturing complex in Fullerton, California. Through a network of sales representatives, it maintains a world-wide presence.
Key Terra personnel hold memberships in the following professional associations:
SEMI -- Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers
SMTA -- Surface Mount Technology Association
AGS --American Glovebox Society
AWS -- American Welding Society
SPIE -- International Society for Optical Engineering
IDEMA -- Int'l Disk Drive Equip. & Materials Association
ISPE -- Int'l Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering
IMAPS -- International Microelectronics & Packaging Society
Terra Universal's active customer base exceeds 4,100 firms in semiconductor, microelectronics, pharmaceutical and food manufacturing, aerospace, laboratory research and medical device manufacturing. No single customer accounts for more than 7% of annual sales.
See below for U.S. Clients broken out by industry, or view Terra's International Client list.
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