With most of the subsystems in place and tested, long-term testing was supposed to take place during Christmas/ Newyears 2020/2021. The test was started and the Nanocap is producing water of expected quality, slowly approaching the target quality. However, it turns out that performing a long-term test according to the set specification was a very labor intensive task. Small adjustments to enable automated testing will be performed in the first weeks of 2021
Market interest is high. We have long standing relationship with key people, companies and organisations on the market. With a few of them we have performed tests whit dedicated purpose built equipment, but this time we are creating a small “standard” unit for interested parties to test themselves. The unit, or Nanocap, will harness the full power and simplicity of our technology and will enable companies to try themselves at their own premises. “There is no better marketing than letting them use the Nanocap and compare the result with what they are using today.” says Andreas, the CEO of Type1water. “It is better to let the technology speak for itself, rater than we telling them how good it is…”
The prototypes will be shipped out as soon as they are ready. There is a list of companies wanting to use them so they will need to stand in line. Feedback will be collected so that all the user experience will be incorporated in the coming generation. Serial production based on feedback from the market will start during 2021. We are communicating to companies testing the prototypes that the Nanocap will be commercially available during 2021.
Development of the three first prototypes is going well. We will start testing components and subsystems as soon as they can be delivered to to the Xzero lab. When all the subsystems has been tested and possibly adjusted, long term testing will follow. “We have complete knowledge and experience of our own technology, but dressing it up as commercial product by adding new components, parts and software, one have to be very careful not to introduce too many problems” says Alexander, Production Manager at Xzero. “If eveything works well, we will be able to finish the sub-system testing and start long term testing by Christmas.”
In order to demonstrate the power and simplicity of the Xzero technology, a decision has been taken to develop a desktop unit using only one (1) Xzero cassette. The unit will produce 1 litre of nanoparticle free water per hour and will be primarily destined for labs in the semiconductor industry. The unit will be ready for long term testing by our partners in the end of 2020 and commercially available during 2021. The unit will harness the full benefit of the Xzero module, and through it small format serve as a possibility for potential customers to “touch and feel” before investing in the process industry version of the Xzero technology.
Xzero now has three regular customers for Type1Water. It’s been word of mouth. We are updating the manufacturing facility and will start regular marketing of Type1water in September 2017.
Handling of nanoparticles is becoming increasingly important in the advanced nanoelectronics industry. Xzero has developed equipment that is especially efficient in separating nanoparticles.
We have therefore begun selling Ultrapure Water in bottles for reference use. Our first customer is Manta Instruments in San Diego, California. Manta develops new technology for measuring nanoparticles and has assessed Xzeros water as the best on the market
Xzero has launched this special domain (Type1water.com) for the sale of small quantities of reference water.