Transax UHV Sample Manipulator
The Transax is a stable and versatile, fully UHV compatible sample manipulator. The modular design can offer long Z travel up to 600mm and when combined with a rotary drive and sample handling equipment offers a rigid sample interface with good stability. Situated on a 152mm OD CF base flange, the design eliminates bi-metal deformation even after repeated bakeouts to 230°C. An optional support tube with secondary support bearing in the XY table improves sample stability by more than 5x than a cantilevered support tube. Optional heating and cooling modules can be added to the sample holder to allow for variations in temperature from -165°C to +1200°C.
Base Flange Size
152mm OD CF Flange With Clearance Holes
±25mm X and Y Axes
Instruments Up To 32mm OD
Z Travel Lengths
150mm to 600mm Travel
High Load Capacity
10Kg Payload Horizontal or Vertical Orientation
All Axes Can Be Fully Motorised
Horizontal, Vertical & Inverted
Support Stands Available
Required for Horizontal Mounting
Interchangeable Modules For Upgrading
Easy Addition Motors Can Be Added to Instruments
Optional Support Tube
32mm (28mm OD Clear Bore)
Designed for Primary & Azimuthal Rotary Drives
Supports All Standard Sample Holder Configurations
Rotating Support Tube
Optional with DPRF Module
Fully Bakeable to 230°C
With Motors Removed
Design Eliminates Bi-Metal Deformation
Even After Repeated Bakeouts to 230°C
Liquid Nitrogen Cooling
1 bar to 1x10-11 mbar
1x10-10 mbar ls -1
Information XY Table
XY Table Overview
±0mm, ±12.5mm or ±25mm Precision Movement
32mm Support Tube
5µm Graduations on Micrometers
Optional Motor Upgrade
Stepper Motors, Encoded Stepper Motors and Limit Switches
Plugs Wired To Suit VACGEN Controllers
|XY Travel mm
|A2 Dimension mm
|Bellows Bore OD mm
|±12.5 or ±25mm
Information Z Slide Module
Z Slide Overview
Travel Lengths 150 - 600mm
Fully Motorised Options Including Limit Switches
Rotating Support Tube Option
With DPRF Module
1 Turn = 0.5mm
With Worm & Wheel Drive Added (Optional)
Additional modules include rotary drives, sample holders, differentially pumped rotary feedthroughs, sample heating, liquid nitrogen cooling, stepper motor controllers and support stands:
Feedthrough chamber required for UHV Rotary Drives modules. These play a pivotal role in analytical instruments, precisely positioning samples for accurate readings and analyses.
Sample holders are the interface between the sample and the movements of the manipulator. The Transax is compatible with all sample handling options.
Resistive and Electron Beam Heater Modules can be fitted to the sample holders to provide sample heating up to 1200°C. Explore PBN, HST and EBH heaters.
Liquid Nitrogen Cooling
Liquid Nitrogen Cooling can be configured to the manipulator providing cooling of the sample down to temperatures of -165°C.
Stepper motor controllers are available to power and control all motorised instrumentation for X,Y, Z and R1, R2 and R3 axes. These can be configured up to 99 axes in open/closed loop.
DPRFs & Rotary Platforms
Differentially Pumped Rotary Feedthroughs (DPRF) and Rotary Platforms can be fitted to the manipulator to provide additional means of rotation into the chamber.
Larger manipulators require support stands to stabilise the manipulator when mounted in a horizontal orientation, we provide 3 standard variations.
Our vast portfolio of bespoke chamber and system projects, gives us a wealth of knowledge and experience for one-off chamber builds.
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