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Motorized Manipulators

Upgrading to motorized versions of our manipulators provides you with automated and precise movement in one, two or three axes.

L/R Feedthrough Motorization

Sample Transporter Motorization

What our customers are saying

"We've been quite impressed with the build quality and design of everything. The suitcase works great. I'm used to living in fear of dropping samples in UHV but the design of the suitcase, manipulators and sample storage make moving samples around fairly low stress. We are very satisfied customers." - J. Brandon McClimon, Carpick Lab, University of Pennsylvania

"Last time we ordered from Ferrovac, we were positively impressed with the quality of your products. I do believe your products are among the best on the market." - Alexei Preobrajenski, Lund University, MAX IV Laboratory

"I will keep you in mind for any future purchases, given the unmatched quality of your products" - Dr. B. Doyle, University of Johannesburg

"I would like to let you know that we installed the WMG40-0215-0182-PGWMSN(OM)-TSWM on our chamber a few weeks ago. We truly appreciate the support from you and the Ferrovac engineers in this order." - H. Tsai, University of California, Berkeley

"Your hardware works very well, the wobblestick is exceptional, and even more importantly, you have given us good customer care." - M. Valvidares, ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona


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New Version of DRVRM Manual Linear Drive for Sample Transporters

September 2017

Sleeker and even more refined, yet equally precise and consistent, the new version of our DRVRM manual linear drive for RM and GMD sample transporters is also considerably more affordable than the previous model.

The DRVRM's hand wheel enables especially accurate manipulation, it's high precision spindle drive is coupled to the outer magnet of the sample transporter and controls it's linear motion.
Rotation can easily be locked or undone with a locking screw.


  • linear drive spindle pitch: 3mm (others on request)
  • handwheel, with precision scale option available
  • 1mm scale ruler option available
  • bakeout temperature: 150deg C max.

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LSA3.0 Battery Powered Ion Pump Controller with Advanced Features

June 2017

We constantly strive to make your daily work as simple and straight forward as possible, which in this case led to the development of our new LSA3.0 Ion Pump Controller.

It's new and advanced features are the direct pressure display in mbar (rather than a current value that had to be converted), an alarm function for low battery and/or high temperature as well as the built-in temperature measurement and display for a Pt100 sensor, making it the essential controller to have for our LN2-cooled VSN40S UHV Suitcases.

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RMJG Dual Shaft Rotatable Sample Transporter with Slide Bearings

May 2017

We are launching a less complex version of our sample transporter with independent rotary motion of the two inner shafts. It's main bearings are of the sliding type to ensure a long lifetime and smooth operation, even over the course of numerous bake out cycles.

The new and simplified design enables lower sales prices compared to our RMDG40 models.

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EVEX40 Evaporation Source with In-Situ Exchangeable Crucible

December 2016

Our new EVEX40 watercooled evaporation source is an advanced technological concept, based on the well-established EV40FC evaporator for ultra clean thin film deposition.

The great advantage this new design of the EVEX40 offers, is the very quick and easy in-situ exchange of the crucible as it is mounted on a SHOMEVCRW flag style sample plate.

A swivable front lid offers easy access. All that's needed is a pincer-equipped wobblestick for quick exchange of multiple crucibles (e.g. for various materials) that can all be used with the same evaporation source.

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Mini NexGeneration UHV Suitcase

September 2016

From small to mini!

We have developed an even smaller, lighter and more cost efficient version of our UHV suitcase. The VSN40M is equally reliable yet especially practical wherever space is at a premium.

The Mini NexGeneration UHV Suitcase is the ideal solution for carrying and transferring multiple samples at once under true UHV conditions from one instrument to another. The samples are held in a storage mechanism such as a stack of receptacles or a carousel. Should only a single sample holder need to be stored and transferred, this is also possible using a pincer grip, fork or similar instead of the storage option.

Just like the standard size UHV suitcase, the VSN40M is designed as a modular concept so that it can be adapted to suit your specific requirements.

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Discounted Vacuum Exsiccators on Stock

August 2016

We presently have various EXSICA Vacuum Exsiccators on stock and available with a 10% discount*!
So take advantage of the current savings and quick delivery times.

Our Vacuum Exsiccators are the ideal solution for storing sensitive items under vacuum or in a controlled atmosphere.

Transparency of the polished PMMA as well as the storage box sets ensure a clear view and easy organization of samples. After pumpdown with a membrane pump, the exsiccator holds a base pressure of approximately 25mbar over a period of several months. A pressure meter roughly indicates the vacuum level. The box can be filled with dry Nitrogen or Argon if desired. An overpressure valve is provided for safety reasons.

Standard and portable versions of the vacuum desiccator as well as a complete portable system including a small membrane vacuum pump are readily available.


  • Material: polished, transparent PMMA GS
  • Removable shelves
  • Pump and vent connection: 1 straight valve with quick connector
  • Security valve: opens at 200mbar overpressure
  • Pressure gauge: -1 to +0.6 bar (relative to atmosphere)
  • Door: O-Ring seal, clip catch

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* The offer is valid only for current stock items (August 2016):

1 pce EXSICA3P, portable (SN: 15-1127)

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