research & development
We offer a broad range of vacuum products to meet the challenges of today’s research and development laboratories. We partner with vacuum pump manufacturers Edwards, Thomas and Welch who focus on technological advancements in vacuum as well as invest in R&D which enables them to develop innovative products that meet your specific application requirements.
Common Applications for Research & Development
Used in cell culture applications. The aspiration pump creates a vacuum in the collection bottle, which pulls in liquids due to the differential pressure.
A technique used to gently separate compounds from a liquid by lowering their boiling point with the help of vacuum.
Vacuum gel dryers are commonly used to dry sequencing gels due to their large surface area. To dry sequencing gels crack free requires steady vacuum to 28 in. Hg (65 mbar).
All mass spectrometers operate at very low pressure (high vacuum). This reduces the chance of ions colliding with other molecules in the mass analyzer.
Commonly used for the final drying of samples removed from a rotary evaporator.
Vacuum concentrators use centrifugal force to concentrate or evaporate multiple samples under vacuum, for further analysis.
Vacuum filtration separates a solid product from a liquid mixture or solvent. Used for sample preparation in chemistry, life sciences, environmental analysis, and pharmaceutical quality control.
High Energy Physics
Vacuum is at the heart of high energy physics. Collisions of particles are accelerated to such high energies that new elementary particles are created by the collisions.
Used for drying samples at the lowest possible temperature to avoid deterioration of the sample. Other applications include curing epoxies, baking-out, degassing liquids, moisture determination, aging tests, and heat treating.
Vacuum pumps for table top steam autoclaves.
Substances that oxidize when exposed to air are typically kept under vacuum in a desiccator to reduce the reaction rate. Vacuum desiccators are used for removing moisture from samples, maintaining a dust- and moisture-free environment, vacuum testing, de-foaming, and storing samples under various atmospheric conditions.
Glove boxes are used to create a controlled environment, either for isolation of sensitive substances, or to protect users from hazardous materials. The boxes feature built-in gloves for safe handling of the contents. A vacuum pump is used to remove ambient air from the glove box, which is backfilled with an inert gas, such as argon.
Laser beams must travel through multiple amplifiers to produce powerful pulses in the shortest interval time. Operation of these high intensity laser beams requires careful consideration in the selection of vacuum systems to ensure maximum stability.
Used to remove solvents following chemical reactions. Combined with gentle heat from the evaporator bath, controlled vacuum is used to accelerate distillation.
Find the right pump for your application
Direct Drive Rotary Vane
Rotary vane direct drive vacuum pumps provide a reliable vacuum source for a variety of laboratory products.
Belt-Drive Rotary Vane
Belt-drive rotary vane pumps are similar to a direct drive rotary vane pump but driven by a belt.
Dry scroll vacuum pumps eliminate the possibility of oil contamination in the vacuum system or in the environment around the rotary pump.
Diaphragm pumps operate fully oil-free and do not have any sliding components in the gas path.
Wobble-piston pumps have high pressure and vacuum capabilities relative to their compact size and light weight.
Turbomolecular pumps are kinetic vacuum pumps which operate using a very fast spinning rotor and a high-vacuum range.
Gamma Ion pumps are used in a wide variety of high and ultra-high vacuum (UHV) environments. They can reach the lowest possible vacuum for an economical cost. Ion pumps have some technical advantages over other technologies.
Non-Evaporable Getter (NEG)
Reactive metals that have been pressed onto solid substrates or sintered into discs. A specific combination of Zirconium, Vanadium and Iron has been found to work best for HV and UHV environments.
A titanium sublimation pump operate by heating a titanium filament and subliming (converting from solid to gas phase) titanium molecules onto a surface. Sublimed titanium molecules are then available to chemically react with reactive gases, like oxygen and nitrogen, and disassociate and diffuse hydrogen.