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Oerlikon unleashes new vacuum technology for R&D analysis

The firm has released new pumps for ultra-high vacuum applications and for installation in compact pump-system solutions and processes with small backing pumps
With the official launch of its TURBOVAC i product line, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum is strengthening its market position in the area of turbomolecular vacuum pumps for analytical instruments and for research-and-development applications.

The new pumps were showcased at last week's Analytica, the international trade fair for laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology in Munich. The pumping speed is claimed to be 60 percent higher than that of comparable products as well as a compression ratio that is a hundred times higher than the previous generation.

“With the new TURBOVAC family, we offer the leading product for analytics and research applications as well as for other industrial applications and intend to systematically expand our market position,” says Segment CEO, Martin Füllenbach.

The firm says its new TURBOVAC pumps series, differentiates from competitive products with exceptional versatility and low maintenance needs. The TURBOVAC 350 i and 450 i models, for instance, which are specifically designed for ultra-high vacuum applications and for installation in compact pump-system solutions, are suitable for processes with small backing pumps.

TURBOVAC T i/iX pump

This reduces procurement and operating costs. By contrast, the TURBOVAC T 350 i and T 450 i models are designed for process applications and high gas throughput. They offer exceptionally fast run-up times and insensitivity to particulates. Both model variations provide a range of options for the most diverse special requirements.

TURBOVAC i pumps are extremely easy to maintain thanks in part to their maintenance- and oil-free hybrid bearings. In addition to being extremely reliable and durable, they also produce minimal vibration and noise during operation.

If needed, their ceramic ball bearing can be replaced on site. A purge port that protects the bearings from critical gases and particles also increases the pumps’ lifespan and uptime. Installation and maintenance are simplified with intelligent design solutions and integrated drive electronics. A versatile interface with all standard ports allows for data communication.

“Successful test runs with various customers demonstrate that TURBOVAC i pumps can make full use of the advantages they offer in the field. The models are the highest-performing, most versatile and lowest-maintenance pumps on the market,” says Segment CEO Füllenbach.

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