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Sample Preparation System for PEEM at Bessy II UE49 BeamlineFerrovac - UHV eXperience-11

Ferrovac AG was founded in 1996 as Ferrovac GmbH by Urs Maier and Andreas Vaterlaus as a spin-off company of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich, Switzerland.

Our main fields of activitiy are the design and production of components for ultra high vacuum technology as well as the development of scientific instruments for surface science and nanotechnology.

Ferrovac experts have profound knowledge of ultra high vacuum technology, experimental physics and scanning probe microscopy.

Our engineers work with most advanced 3D-CAD engineering technology. Thus Ferrovac is able to realize flexible solutions for various customer’s requests with reasonable lead time.

In the course of our long lasting business activity we set new standards for sample manipulation by the use and the perpetual advancement of magnetically coupled manipulators.

Our systems allow reliable loading, transferring and manipulating samples inside UHV multi chamber systems.

We are able to combine our concepts and components to complete, customer specified UHV-Systems or to refurbish existing experimental setups with our components.

Always based on the requests of our increasing number of customers, we endeavour to improve our products constantly and to adapt them to the changing needs.



Urs Maier
CEO, Research Engineer, IT-Engineer

David von Gunten
COO, Research Engineer, IT-Engineer

Sales & Project

Claudio Weiss
Design Manager


Dr. Andreas Spielhofer
Project Manager and Engineer

Cyrill Strässle
Physics Laboratory Assistant

Ljiridona Asani
Sales and Marketing

Mischa Müller
Design Engineer


Leo Scherrer
Electronics Engineer

Product & Technology

Marc Maier
Production Manager


Dave Piguet

Max Hoffmänner

Stephan Michels

Tobias Vassalli

Business Development
Ferrovac AG | Thurgauerstrasse 72 | CH-8050 Zürich | | | TEL +41 44 273 16 38 | FAX +41 44 273 16 30
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