Product Briefing Outline: Pfeiffer Vacuum has brought to market the HiPace 60, a new robust turbopump. This pump is characterized by a high level of cost-effectiveness and flexibility in all mounting orientations. Thanks to its improved rotor design, the HiPace 60 offers high pumping speeds and high gas throughputs, and is insensitive to particulate matter and dust. Moreover, its robust, proven bearing concept makes this pump ideal for use in punishing industrial applications.
Problem: The integrated drive electronics reduce the need for cumbersome and costly cabling. Innovative materials have enabled Pfeiffer Vacuum to double the service life of the drive systems. Reduced run-up time for the HiPace pumps means that they are able to go into service faster.
Solution: A variety of drive versions, including Profibus and DeviceNet, are available without any increase in physical size. Their functional aluminum housings make these pumps extremely light in weight. A sealing gas connection safeguards the bearings against particulate matter or reactive gases. This permits optimum integration capabilities. The mature rotor design and precise sensory technology of the HiPace pumps afford the highest level of safety. Remote and sensor functionalities enable pump data, such as temperatures, to be analyzed.
Applications: In addition to photovoltaics and semiconductor technology, their broad range of applications also includes coating architectural glass and eyeglass lenses, as well as employment in industrial applications, such as furnace engineering. Protection Class IP 54 and SEMI S2 assure their suitability for industrial applications.
Platform: Lightweight aluminum housing. Surface structure design offers significantly improved cooling. A sealing gas connection safeguards the bearings against particulate matter or oxidizing gases. This makes for optimum integration capability. Mean time to failure >200,000 hours.
Availability: March 2010 onwards.