Leybold Expands Turbovac i/iX Series Pumps

July 13, 2020
Leybold adds two new turbomolecular pump sizes for R&D and industrial applications.

Vacuum specialist Leybold expands its Turbovac i/iX series - 90, 250, 350 and 450 - to six models with the addition of sizes 850 i/iX and 950 i/iX. The two new turbomolecular pump variants reportedly feature extended, trouble-free operation, longer system life and lower operating costs. They are used in many applications from research and development and analytics to industrial where a clean and stable high- and ultra- high vacuum is required, such as in coating, heat treatment, analysis, thin-film research and helium recovery.

The new members of the Turbovac i/iX family provide significantly improved vacuum performance in pumping speeds and compression values, lower service costs and simple, intuitive operation, according to the company. The Turbovac i/iX series is a flexible system that can be mounted in any orientation.

EthernetIP, EtherCAT and Profinet Anybus options are now added to the existing Profibus, RS232 and RS485 communication modules. They are all available as IP54 versions. The EthernetIP, EtherCAT and Profinet modules have an integrated web server.

The entire Turbovac i/iX series can be controlled and monitored via the Turbo.control i. The controller is equally suitable for integration in high-vacuum applications and compact system solutions. It can be operated intuitively via the display and front keys or via a web server interface. The web server allows all pump parameters to be easily monitored and set via PC or mobile device.

The maintenance-free and oil-free hybrid bearing concept ensures greater reliability and a longer service life. On the high-vacuum side, the rotor of the turbomolecular pump is guided in a wear-free magnetic bearing, while a ceramic ball bearing lubricated for life is integrated on the backing side, which users can replace themselves on site if necessary.

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