Illum-A-View on Vacuum Chamber

The One Solution for Viewing Inside Your Chamber

At the very heart of each vacuum application is the need to create an environment isolated from the atmosphere and pesky environmental contaminants. Satisfying this need often results in the manufacture of custom vacuum chambers with ports to accommodate various environmental, chemical, and electrical needs that can limit internal viewing from the outside of the…

Vacuum System for Charge Management Device Testing at Precision Space Systems Laboratory

Written in collaboration with Dr. Simon Barke of the Precision Space Systems Laboratory The Precision Space Systems Laboratory (PSSL) at the University of Florida aims to develop instrumentation and measurement techniques for gravitational science and satellite navigation. In collaboration with the NASA Ames Research Center, the PSSL works on multiple missions for laser communication in…

6 High Vacuum Viewport Materials and their Selection

Viewports often called windows or sight glasses, allow observation, illumination, and transmission within a high or ultra-high vacuum (UHV) chamber. Vacuum viewports come in various flange materials, connections, and window coatings to provide a versatile product for any high vacuum application. ANCORP’s window material selection includes borosilicate glass, fused quartz, sapphire, zinc selenide, magnesium fluoride,…

ANCORP Becomes Exclusive Global Distributor of LOS Vacuum Products

ANCORP is pleased to announce our partnership with LOS Low Outgassing Solutions as the exclusive seller and distributor of all LOS Vacuum Products. LOS Vacuum Products provides vacuum technology innovators with the lowest outgassing solutions ideal for an array of ultra-high and extremely high vacuum applications including spectroscopy, atomic physics research, particle accelerations, and microscopy.…

316LN ConFlat Flanges For Sensitive UHV Applications

We are pleased to announce the addition of 316LN austenitic stainless steel to our ConFlat Flange product line! 316LN SS ConFlat flanges can be utilized from ultra-high vacuum, UHV, through extreme high vacuum, XHV, applications. These flanges are ideal for use in magnetically sensitive UHV/XHV systems when mounting instrumentation, gauges, feedthroughs, and other components.

Vacuum Traps: The 5 Most Common Questions

Traps in the simplest sense of the word serve a function: to obstruct the movement of some thing. In the field of vacuum science, vacuum traps serve to protect a vacuum system by reducing the presence of oil or moisture.   In vacuum processes using oil-vane rotary pumps, vapors that can contaminate a system are often a result…

ConFlat Vacuum Flanges Installation Guide

ConFlat vacuum flanges (CF) are the ideal flange choice for ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems. However, if a proper, tight seal is not maintained between flanges, your system will not maintain UHV pressure. This guide will walk you through how to install ConFlat flanges onto your system so that it runs smoothly and effectively.   Before beginning,…