Pfeiffer Vacuum Introduces New Longer Life Cold Cathode and Pirani Vacuum Gauges

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• Double chamber design for increased product life and lower maintenance
• Minimized magnetic field for sensitive applications
• Various configurations for optimized process compatibility

Nashua, New Hampshire - Pfeiffer Vacuum has introduced new IKR and PKR vacuum gauges to its family of ActiveLine total pressure measurement devices. The new gauges include the pure cold cathode (IKR 360/361) and Pirani cold cathode (PKR 360/361). The IKR gauges cover the pressure range between 1 • 10-2 and 1 • 10-9 mbar. The PKR gauges cover the range from atmosphere to 1 • 10-9 mbar.

The patented design of the vacuum gauges minimizes stray magnetic fields substantially. This is an important advantage in applications where external magnetic fields would prove disruptive, such as mass spectrometry or electron microscopy. Expensive magnetic shielding is no longer required. For simpler maintenance, the measurement chamber and the ignition tool are replaceable.

The product life cycle of both gauges has been substantially extended. The novel double-chamber design keeps process-related contaminants away from the measurement chamber, while the textured surface of the measurement chamber prevents measuring errors and lapses due to self-sputtering.

These vacuum gauges are available in a corrosive gas version as well as in low current and high current models. This ensures optimal adaptation to the customer's process. Two LEDs indicate the operational status. For example, it can be seen at a glance if the cold cathode gas discharge has ignited.

Pfeiffer Vacuum - New Longer Life Cold Cathode and Pirani Vacuum Gauges

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Profile Pfeiffer Vacuum - North America
Pfeiffer Vacuum North American operations offer marketing, sales, field services, repair, customer training, and applications and support. Sales and support functions are located throughout the U.S. with major customer support centers in Milpitas CA, Austin TX, Hingham MA and Nashua NH.

About Pfeiffer Vacuum
Pfeiffer Vacuum (Stock Exchange Symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604) is one of the world's leading providers of vacuum solutions. In addition to a full range of hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises backing pumps, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products that are used in the markets Analytics, Industry, Research & Development, Coating and Semiconductor. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 2,250 people and has more than 20 subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com.

For further information, contact:
Dave Morris
Product Manager, Vacuum Gauges
27 Sharp Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Phone: 978-430-2829 / Fax: 781-331-4230
Email: DMorris@pfeiffer-vacuum.com
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