Manipulation in Ultra High Vacuüm

For this project, the space research institute ESTEC delivered two existing vacuum chambers to Demaco, wherein a sample holder of 200x200mm has to be transported completely computer-controlled between the two vacuum chambers.

Demaco installed a guiding rail for X, Y, and Z manipulation in these two vacuum chambers. In one of these chambers, the sample holder has to be positioned neatly on different positions by using stepper motors with a resolution of 0,5mm. In the other chamber, the sample holder is heated up to 350°C and cooled with liquid nitrogen to -150°C. Demaco’s knowledge in the field of temperature regulation and temperature uniformity was very useful for this project.