Vacuum & cryogenic applications are becoming more essential due to technologies that can only be applied in vacuum and cryogenic environments. For two decades, PI miCos has provided motion control solutions for the vacuum and cryogenic field. We supply components and systems for vacuum levels from 10-3 mbar to 10-9 mbar. Most of our standard positioning products are designed for easy conversion to meet high vacuum and UHV requirements. We also apply our vacuum expertise to complete turnkey system solutions.
For specifying the necessary vacuum level it is important to analyze the application. Often, the absolute vacuum level preassure alone is less important than the partial pressure of hydrocarbons.
When using the wrong grease or certain plastic parts common in encoders, insulation, limit switches, etc, these hydrocarbons can be a source of contamination of surfaces. UV laser applications are especially critical because the break down of hydrocarbons.
Working with a manufacturer who knows how to make the right choices when it comes to materials and handling processes is crucial for success.
More information on vacuum positioning stages.
Contact PI to discuss your application.