VACUUM SCIENCE BLOG

Vacuum Technology in Medical Analysis

In our previous blog, we outlined the importance of vacuum technology in a number of medical procedures and treatments. In part three, we discuss how vacuum technology is fundamental for medical analysis through MRI, Mass Spectrometers and Electron Microscopes.

 

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Vacuum Technology in Tumour, Proton & Heavy Ion Therapy

In our previous blog, we outlined the growing uses of vacuum technology in the medical industry including central vacuum systems and x-rays. In part two, we discuss how vacuum technology is fundamental for the development of Tumour Therapy, Proton Therapy and Heavy Ion Therapy.

 

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Vacuum Technology in Medical Applications

Vacuum technology plays an important role in a number of health care and life sciences applications. We find vacuum pumps in all major hospitals and in many analytic instruments used in diagnostics and research. This blog will provide an overview of the medical applications that utilise vacuum technology today.

 

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Dry vacuum pumps in the food industry

In December 19, 2019 we mentioned that dry screw pumps in food industry application are more often replacing wet pumps. We found a useful link about dry vacuum pumps in food packaging. Please follow https://blog.leybold.com/disrupting-food-packaging. In this blog, Jim Hupp, an experienced technician working in the Midwest USA explains the advantage of dry pumps compared to other pump types in this industry.

 

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Vacuum applications in times of COVID-19 & other pandemics

Given the situation with COVID-19, many questions are being asked about how vacuum technology (specifically mass spectrometers) can help with health diagnostics and research.

With this in mind, in this short blog we’ll explore how mass spectrometers can be used in the medical field to tackle pandemics like COVID-19.

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Everything you need to know about oil diffusion pumps

Oil diffusion pumps have been the workhorse in high-vacuum pumping for many decades and remain the standard for industrial applications like brazing/soldering, E-Beam welding and large-area coating. Their investment costs are relatively low, and they can provide pumping speeds of up to 50.000 l/s. In this blog, we will explain the working principles of oil diffusion pumps, including how to apply and control them in vacuum systems, the typical dos and don'ts, and provide several application examples.

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How to calculate evacuation time for a Vacuum Chamber

The evacuation of a vacuum chamber to a given target pressure is a common application for vacuum pumps – but as our article on Vacuum Simulation Calculation points out, the calculation of vacuum applications is a challenging task. 

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Vacuum Technology for Space Simulation Chambers

 

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCSUSA) about 2,200 active satellites orbit our planet and an additional 100 are launched every year. Most of these satellites are used for telecommunication and, with GPS projects like the European GALILEO and the SPACE-X Starlink (which intends to bring internet connection to every spot on earth) on the horizon, their number will continue to grow.

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How To Match Primary & Secondary Pumps

Secondary pumps require a primary pump to initially ‘prime’ them for operation and/or to support their continuous operation. There are several factors which need to be considered for the correct combination or ‘matching’ of primary and secondary pumps to ensure safe and optimized performance.

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Vacuum Science & Technology: Book Review

 

Writing any text book is an enormous effort and undertaking but one on the subject of Vacuum Science and Technology has unique challenges. These include the enormous breadth of the world of vacuum; its dynamic range and associated principles within this, a continually evolving range of applications and their impact on the requirements for future generations of vacuum equipment and systems.

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