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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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Special End Of Year Offer

Up to 53% off PA40HEX Port Aligners

With any Sample Transporter ordered, we're giving you 10% of it's list price (accessories not included) off a matching PA40HEX Port Aligner.

e.g. buy an RMDG40 Sample Transporter and you'll receive
CHF 775.00 off a PA40HEX, which is 53%!

This end of year special offer is valid until 31.12.2017.
Cannot be combined with other reductions, reduced items or special tariffs. 

Also check out our special offers for more discounted single items.
For list prices and further information, please see our online catalogue on

MXYZR :: XYZR Boomerax Manipulator Series

October 2017

This configuration example provides every necessary degree of freedom for full control over your samples in a UHV environment and sample temperatures down to 10 Kelvin by combining a "Boomerax" high precision XY stage with our MZ linear Z-axis drive and incorporating a well-established and very stable Janis ST-400 continuous flow cryostat.

MXYZR Boomerax Manipulator Series


ST-400 He-Flow Cryostat :: As one of the the simplest methods of providing cooling in an ultra-high vacuum environment, the ST-400 has several features that are specific for UHV requirements.

MR63DPV552 Rotary Feedthrough :: This differentially pumped rotating platform provides the means of translating rotation through a vessel wall without losing vacuum integrity

MZ Z-Translator :: The optionally motorized linear Z-axis drive comes into play for accurate lifting and lowering. It's highest quality edge welded bellows fulfill the strictest requirements in terms of leak tightness and durability.

Boomerax MXY Module :: For smooth and exceptionally precise adjustment, it offers a resolution of 2 microns when manually driven and even higher resolutions when motorized.


Sizes and Options
     - Mounting Flange Sizes: DN16CF, DN40CF, DN63CF, DN100CF, DN160CF
     - Travelling Flange Sizes: DN16CF, DN40CF, DN63CF, DN100CF, DN160CF
     - Limiteable Travel Distances
     - Motorization Options Available for All Sizes
     - Tilt: 2° in Any Desired Axis

Sample Environment :: The tilteable sample stage is equipped with a RECOMEC13 receiver for sample plates with electrical contacts, giving a further degree of freedom and the possibility of wiring up various measurement devices.
Sample Environment, Tilt


Further example of Boomerax XYZ Stage, with Chamber for Electrical Feedthroughs

Boomerax MXYZR







Manual or Motorized Actuation Alternatives for XY Stage ::

Motorization Option

EOY Discount on Evaporation Sources

October 2017

Make the most of the current 15% discount on EVEX40 and EV40FC evaporation sources and contact us for more information.

EV40FC 15% offEVEX40 Evaporation Source with In Situ Exchangeable Crucible

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.


EV40FC Evaporator for Ultra Clean Thin Film Deposition

A rugged, versatile evaporator for a wide range of materials such as Ag, Au, Al, Ni, Co, Fe and many more. The evaporant is either placed into a tungsten crucible or the material can be directly evaporated from a rod.

A removable front lid allows easy access to the crucible which can be pulled out for replacement by releasing one single screw. The filling volume of the crucible is up to 500mm3.

The water cooled housing ensures ultra-clean film growth at base pressures in the lower 10E-10 mbar range. The EV40 is equipped with a manually actuated shutter.

This end of year special offer is valid until 31.12.2017
Only while stocks last.

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.

For more information...

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

For more information...

* The offer is valid only for current stock items (Oct 2017):

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

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