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Pfeiffer Vacuum products at the analytica 2014

Vacuum solutions by Pfeiffer Vacuum for use in laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology.

Asslar, Germany, March 17, 2014. Pfeiffer Vacuum, the global leader in vacuum technology, will be participating at the analytica trade show in Munich from April 1 – 4, 2014. At booth A1.203, visitors can talk to experts from Pfeiffer Vacuum about innovative product developments for use in laboratories, analytics and biotechnology:

HiPace® Turbopumps

For the highest requirements in the analytical market

With the HiPace family, Pfeiffer Vacuum, the leader in turbopumps with integrated drive electronics, has established a compact and powerful series in the analytical market. The outstanding feature of these turbopumps is their unique rotor design with the proven hybrid bearing, which Pfeiffer Vacuum invented more than 30 years ago and has continually advanced ever since.

These technical characteristics make for extremely high pumping speeds, high critical backing pressure and gas throughput, as well as very good compression for light gases. The turbopumps work particularly quietly and with only minimal vibration. The bearings also result in long service intervals and thus a high degree of efficiency. The functional aluminum housing makes the pump extremely light. A sealing gas connection safeguards the bearings against particles or oxidizing gases. The result is an optimal integration of the pumps.

The long lifespan and with that the high system availability, set new standards. When looking at a successful process of an entire production, vacuum often has a key position. Faulty batches or production downtime, depending on the application, can quickly cost several million euros. All the more important is the maximum reliability for all installed components. Today, turbopumps often reach an operating life of up to 100,000 hours. This corresponds to an uninterrupted lifetime of about eleven years. During this time, they should cause as few as possible planned interruptions for maintenance or service work. Therefore, Pfeiffer Vacuum turbopumps have advanced diagnostic functions. In conjunction with the unique property that the exchange of bearings and equipment in these pumps can be done in the field, it results in the highest possible availability. The integrated drive electronics for the turbopumps reduces the effort required for wiring considerably. Advanced drive technology minimizes energy consumption, the control options are varied.

Pfeiffer Vacuum products at the analytica 2014

SplitFlowTM Turbopumps

For the simultaneous evacuation of several chambers

The SplitFlow turbopump technology by Pfeiffer Vacuum enables multiple pumping systems to be replaced by a single vacuum system. One single SplitFlow pump can be used as a double or triple inlet pump to simultaneously evacuate two or three chambers of a series-connected mass spectrometer system. Depending on the gas load, small and economical dry diaphragm pumps can be used as backing pumps. This means a significant reduction in investment and operating costs. Another key advantage is the small footprint of the vacuum system. The pumping speed of the SplitFlow pumps extends generally in the range of 690 l/s to 10 l/s. Small models with a pumping speed of 10 l/s to 0.1 l/s have been designed for portable analysis systems.

The SplitFlow pumps are not only used in analytical instruments, but also successfully used in leak detectors, where their analysis principle is also based on mass spectrometry.

Pfeiffer Vacuum SplitFlow turbopump

Multi-Stage Roots pumps ACP

Dry backing pump for particle-free applications

The multi-stage Roots pumps of the ACP series of adixen by Pfeiffer Vacuum are suitable for all vacuum applications where extreme cleanliness of the vacuum process is required. A special feature of the pump is that the pump system is composed of non-wearing parts. This allows for unmatched durability and high reliability even in demanding applications. The ACP is the oil-free alternative to traditional oil-sealed rotary vane pump. Since the ACP has no seals between the individual pump stages that wear out and the rotors are running without any contact, no seal wear occurs in the pumping system, as is the case with the other oil-free pumps. The motor with frequency converter ensures constant performance of the ACP, regardless of mains voltage and frequency.

High flow gas ballast ports and external drainable silencers allow the ACP to pump high amounts of condensable vapors (up to 1,000 g/h of pure water vapor).

Pfeiffer Vacuum ACP multi-stage Roots pump

Integrated pressure measurement

Direct installation, no special wiring

The combination of generating vacuum and measuring vacuum is the new concept of the integrated pressure sensors. Very small vacuum measuring sensors are attached to the Pfeiffer Vacuum turbopumps or Pfeiffer Vacuum chambers. The advantage is that this combination has only one electrical interface. This allows an easier installation for the user. Complicated wiring, software and hardware adjustments are things of the past. This saves time and money. The sensor communicates digitally with the turbopump, which creates a more reliable pressure signal than via an analog transmission. This pressure signal can be retrieved along with the status information of the turbopump, such as rotation speed, power consumption, etc. via the RS-485 interface.

Integrated pressure measurement

Address of the analytica tradeshow in Munich:

Messe München GmbH

analytica

81823 Munich

Germany

Booth A1.203

Press Contact:

Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH

Public Relations

Sabine Neubrand-Trylat

Phone 49 6441 802 1223

Fax 49 6441 802 1500

Sabine.Neubrand@pfeiffer-vacuum.de

www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com

About Pfeiffer Vacuum

Pfeiffer Vacuum (Stock Exchange Symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604) is one of the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions. In addition to a full range of hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises backing pumps, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products that are used in the markets Analytics, Industry, Research & Development, Coating and Semiconductor. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 2,200 people and has more than 20 subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com

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