About TREK, INC.

TREK, INC. has decades of expertise in its core competencies:

  • High-voltage power amplification
  • Electrostatic measurement

The company’s high-voltage amplifiers employ unique and proprietary circuitry to produce a closed-loop amplifier system which features exceptional DC stability and excellent wideband performance characteristics for driving capacitive loads. Featuring all-solid-state construction, Trek amplifiers are fully protected against arc-over and operation into short circuits.

Trek’s novel non-contacting electrostatic voltmeter designs circumvent the charge transfer issues associated with traditional contacting designs. The company also offers an ultra-high impedance technology (Infinitron®) to enable surface contact measurements with virtually zero charge transfer.

Trek also offers a line of ESD sensors & monitors for electrostatic discharge applications.

Trek designs and manufactures its products for demanding applications in research and industry. In industry, Trek’s products are incorporated by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to enhance the precision and reliability of high-end capital equipment such as that found in semiconductor manufacturing, photovoltaic production and electrophotography processes. Trek’s custom OEM design capabilities provide a unique advantage compared to other suppliers in this market.

In R&D, Trek’s products enable research and innovation in dielectrics, electrostatics, materials, piezos and plasmas. Research organizations use Trek products for studies regarding accelerator mass spectrometers, dielectric barrier discharge (DBD), electroactive polymers (EAP), electrocoalescence, electrohydrodynamics (EHD), electroluminescence, electron beam ion traps (EBIT), electron beam ion sources (EBIS), electro-optic modulation, electrophoretic display, electrorheological (ER) materials, electrospinning, electrospraying, electrostatic chucks, electrostatic precipitation, ferroelectric poling, fluidized beds, Johnsen-Rahbek wafer clamping, ion beam steering & deflection, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, nanotechnology, non-thermal plasma chemistry, partial discharge dielectric tests, piezoelectrics, precision manufacturing, smart materials, space radiation and vibration dampening.

Power Products  

  • High-voltage power amplifiers
  • High-voltage power supplies & reference supplies
  • High-voltage piezo drivers
  • High-voltage E-chuck supplies
  • High-voltage function generators
  • High-voltage transconductance amplifiers

Electrostatic Products

  • Electrostatic voltmeters (contacting, non-contacting, high impedance, Infinitron®)
  • Probes (high resolution, high sensitivity, high temperature, high vacuum, miniature, standard, transparent)
  • Electrostatic sensors, monitors & detectors (benchtop, hand-held, in-line, portable)
  • Charged plate monitors & ion collecting plates (high temperature, standard)
  • Surface resistance meters, surface resistivity meters, volume resistance meters
  • Fieldmeters
  • ESD audit kits & ESD event detectors
  • Ionizers (benchtop, nozzle)

Other

  • High-voltage pulse generator
  • Charge-to-mass ratio test system (Q/m)
  • Electrostatic force microscope

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Power Products:

  • High-voltage amplifiers
  • High-voltage power supplies
  • Piezo drivers

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Capabilities:

  • Voltage ranges to 120 kV peak-to-peak
  • Current ranges to ± 25 A
  • Small signal bandwidth to 3 MHz
  • Slew rates to 1500 V/µs
  • Gain stability to ± 10 ppm/°C
  • Full 4-quadrant, class AB, all-solid-state output stages
  • Short circuit protection
  • Noise less than 0.005% of full scale
  • All-solid-state for high reliability, low maintenance
  • Transconductance mode to precisely control output current

Electrostatic Products:

  • Electrostatic voltmeters (contacting and non-contacting)
  • Electrostatic sensors & detectors
  • Charged plate monitors
  • Surface resistance/resistivity meters
  • Fieldmeters
  • ESD audit kits
  • Ionizers

Capabilities:

  • Effective and precise contacting & non-contacting technologies
  • Measurements to ± 20 kV
  • Sensitivities to 1 mV
  • High resolution
  • Ultra-high impedance technology (resistance in the range of 1014 to 1016 Ohm)
  • ESDA Certified Program Managers on staff

General Product Information:

Please refer to Service and Support for additional information.

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Technical Professionals:

  • Design Engineers
  • Electronic Engineers
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
  • Physicists and other Scientists
  • Project Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Production Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Technical staff in universities, institutes, government labs and research centers

Research Groups:

  • Acoustics & Vibration
  • Advanced Materials
  • Aerospace
  • Applied Optics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Cold Fusion
  • Dielectrics
  • Electrical Insulation
  • Electro-optics
  • Energy
  • Environmental Science
  • High-Voltage
  • Ferroelectrics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanoscience
  • Photonics
  • Piezos
  • Plasma Science

For those involved in these disciplines, Trek offers significant technical information about its products and technologies at the website. Please refer to the following for assistance:

Technical Resources – this technical library contains helpful information, some of which may relate to your field of research.

Product Datasheet Master List – if you know what Trek models interest you this master list of PDFs is very convenient; otherwise please navigate through our product pages at the website to drill down to products that relate to your needs.

Application Notes -Trek offers information and guidance on the installation, use and application of its products and technologies via these application notes and related documents.

E-Chuck Video – refer to this short video for a demonstration of Trek’s electrostatic clamping technology

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Electrophotography Processes – Trek products play an essential role in electrostatic image-forming processes. This electrophotographic technology is utilized in laser printers, copiers, fax machines and many other printing devices. Electrostatic voltmeters are used in electrophotography R&D, quality control, manufacturing, field testing, and frequently provide feedback for process adjustment. Trek also supplies products for precise toner charge-to-mass ratio measurements and continues to develop solutions to address the needs of this industry. More info

Semiconductor Manufacturing – Trek designs and manufactures high voltage amplifiers and power supplies for ion beam deflection in silicon wafer processing operations. Trek’s technology enables OEM semiconductor equipment manufacturers to offer extremely precise beam sweeping and positioning capabilities, which is especially important for dose control and uniformity. Trek amplifiers are also used in electrostatic chucksfor wafer clamping applications. Our amplifiers enable customized control of complicated control sequences and provide wafer presence and clamping force detection, making Trek uniquely qualified to work with OEMs to address their challenges in these areas. More info

Research Disciplines – Trek products and technologies enable innovation across a broad spectrum of research areas. Several are highlighted below. A complete overview of R&D applications is available at our website.

  • Accelerator Mass Spectrometer – Trek provides amplifiers that are used to deflect the ion beam for the selection and analysis of the ions.
  • Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) – Trek high voltage and high frequency amplifiers are used as AC generators in dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) applications.
  • Electroactive Polymers (EAP) – Trek’s amplifiers are used to characterize these new materials and to control the strain or position of EAP actuators by controlling voltage applied across the actuator.
  • Electrocoalescence – Trek’s amplifiers are used to assist in applying electric fields to mixtures, such as oil and water, in connection with electrocoalescence studies which can impact the oil and petroleum industry as well as other industries where separation of water from oil is important, as in the edible oil industry.
  • Electrohydrodynamics (EHD) – Trek’s amplifiers are used to control the electric field levels utilized in the study of the fluid/gas motion induced by electric fields.
  • Electron Beam Ion Traps (EBIT) and Electron Beam Ion Sources (EBIS) – Trek’s high voltage power amplifiers are used to control the electron beam energy, anode voltage (extraction supply), and deflection.
  • Electro-optic Modulation – Trek’s amplifiers are used to apply high voltage potentials across electro-optic materials to create birefringence in the material.
  • Electrorheological (ER) Fluids – Trek’s amplifiers are used to control the electric fields across the liquids to control the viscosity.
  • Electrospinning – Trek’s amplifiers are used to provide high voltages (typically 10kV to 20kV) to generate sufficient surface charge to overcome the surface tension in a drop of polymer fluid.  This results in the ejection of a fluid jet that is drawn down by acceleration to a grounded collector.  The diameters of the electrospun fibers are at least one order of magnitude smaller than those made by conventional extrusion techniques.
  • Electrostatic Precipitation – Trek’s HV amplifiers are used in research applications for improving electrostatic precipitator methodologies.
  • Ferroelectric and Smart Material Characterization – Trek’s amplifiers are used to sweep voltage across these materials while monitoring the current required in order to measure the electrical characteristics and hysteresis of these materials.
  • Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) – Trek’s amplifiers are used to apply voltages to provide electrostatic attraction or repulsion to control the movement of the micro-mechanical structures.
  • Microfluidics/Electrokinetic Instability – Trek’s amplifiers are used for controlling DC and AC electric fields to stir or create a flow of a fluid in a microfluidic device.
  • Non-Thermal Plasma Chemistry – Trek provides standard high voltage amplifiers which are used for R&D of plasma reactors and plasma chemistry processes.  Trek also designs custom power supplies for specific reactor requirements.  These amplifiers provide the energy to start and control the plasma generation, which enhances the chemical reaction.
  • Piezoelectric Research – Amplifiers are used in driving of piezoelectric elements and poling of piezoelectric materials. Refer to this short video.

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Trek offers extensive service and support to its customers

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Trek has multiple facilities to support customer projects, production and service

  • Headquarters, manufacturing, sales & service – TREK, INC. in Lockport, NY, USA (website:http://www.trekinc.comemail:sales@trekinc.com)
  • Engineering, design & research in a nearby facility – Trek Technology Center in Lockport, NY, USA (please use contact information for Trek’s headquarters office)
  • Pacific Rim Sales Office – Trek Japan KK in Tokyo, Japan (website:http://www.trekj.com/  email:sales@trekj.com)

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