Leybold designs new TURBOVAC iR model collection for R&D

With the TURBOVAC iR variants, vacuum producer Leybold is launching a new, full turbomolecular pump collection, technologically derived from the proven TURBOVAC i household. “The iR fashions replace the previous TURBOVAC ClassicLine pumps and meet, for instance, the requirements of our high-end research customers – corresponding to the most important research institutes CERN or DESY,” summarizes the responsible product supervisor, Petr Lastovicka.
Accordingly, the TURBOVAC iR was designed for versatile remote operation from 3 meters to distances of 1 kilometre. In all features the products have been additionally designed to withstand the challenges that are current in environments with excessive to very excessive ionizing radiation. “For this, we provide special cable lengths of up to 200 meters, and likewise the choice for the customers to make use of their own cables,” explains product manager Petr Lastovicka. According to Lastovicka, the iR fashions have been developed using the present materials information of the analysis neighborhood: As a outcome, the materials they comprise have radiation tolerances of as much as 1 million grays (Gy).
In mixture with the ion getter and non-evaporable getter pumps, so called ultra-high vacuum pumps, “These attributes set them other than commonplace market fashions, which are assembly the market necessities but not particularly those needed for the particular circumstances encountered in analysis centers,” says Petr Lastovicka. This is completely different with the TURBOVAC iR product sequence: on the one hand, they were developed for the particular necessities relating to cable size and radiation tolerance. “In addition, we will offer the TURBOVAC iR pumps mixed with our ion pumps and NEG pumps, which different suppliers can not offer as a bundle,” provides Lastovicka. TURBOVAC iR suits completely well within the TURBOVAC i eco techniques as different products similar to equipment or the software program LeyAssist may be utilized as properly.
The bottom line is that the brand new iR models are designed to meet the technical requirements of the high-energy physics market. This makes them predestined for applications similar to synchrotrons (particle accelerators), cyclotrons (circular accelerators), linear accelerators and free-electron lasers. “In these areas, users can remove the electronics and place them in areas

where they aren’t exposed to radiation,” explains Petr Lastovicka.
Another elementary situation in these utility areas is the absolute purity of the pump: this core requirement is fulfilled by the oil-free operation of the bearing system of the new TURBOVAC iR sequence. The TURBOVAC iR also helps all relevant communication choices of the TURBOVAC I, USB, 15-pin digital I/O and all serial and fieldbus options of the TURBO.DRIVE 500e. Another benefit: The built-in, new TURBO.DRIVE controller routinely acknowledges the pump mannequin and instantly adjusts to the specific working modes.
The TURBOVAC iR vary utterly covers all existing members of the TURBOVAC i family with pumping speeds from ninety to 950 l/s. In pressure gauge 10 bar , Leybold will successively increase the equipment range of supporting controllers and cable options to satisfy customer wants for

additional cable lengths and intelligent solutions. The intelligent Controller TURBO.DRIVE 500eC has been released in April and the TURBOVAC iR sizes 1350 and 1450 will comply with within the third quarter of 2022 together with the extra powerful controller option to realize even longer cable lengths.
Applications at a look:
Particle Accelerator

– Synchrotron Beamline / End station

– Synchrotron Ring

Research

– LINAC (Linear Accelerator) electron in analysis

– Particle accelerator cyclotron beamline/experiment

– Particle accelerator cyclotron system

– Laser – free-electron laser (FEL)

– Classic Fusion & Laser Fusion

Medical:
– Particle accelerator cyclotron system

– LINAC (Linear Accelerator) heavy ions

– Sterilization

Industrial/Semi

– Electron beam welding

– Ion implantation

General requirement to have remote

operation of the TMP

Key Success Factors:
– Strong tolerance for radiation environments

– Flexible distant operation over very lengthy distances

– Excellent performance for light gases

– No oil/particle emission from the pump

– Partly tolerance for magnetic fields

– Easy maintenance (onsite)

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