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Sample transfer arms

PowerProbe sample transfer arms enable secure transfer of samples within UHV. This is a consequence of their unrivalled magnetic coupling strength. In addition to linear and linear/rotary probes, this extensive range includes the Elevating PowerProbe and the Dual-Axis PowerProbe designed to transfer specific industry-standard sample holders using a variety of actuation methods. 

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Key features

  • Secure transfer of samples
  • Unrivalled magnetic coupling strength
  • Unrivalled thrust performance
  • 4 Nm (3 lbf ft) break-away torque
  • Angular rigidity
  • Stiff coupling
  • Fully bakeable to 250°C
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PowerProbes have unrivalled thrust performance. The standard linear coupling has a break-away force of 180 N (40 lbf), in comparison to the 26-50 N of conventional units available on the market. A high-power option is also available with an unrivalled 310 N (69 lbf).

In terms of rotation, the rotary transmission is essentially based upon the MD35 MagiDrive delivering 4 Nm (3 lbf ft) break-away torque. This is four times the level offered by more conventional units. The unique rotary coupling retains the renowned angular rigidity of the MagiDrive series. The relationship between load and deflection is approximately linear for typical transfer loads.

The crucial aspect of these performance characteristics is not necessarily the load-carrying capacity, but the stiffness of the coupling. The probes are, therefore, ideal for sample transfer applications.

All PowerProbes are fully bakeable to 250°C and do not require dismantling, unlike some conventional units available. The probes are suitable for use between atmospheric pressure and ultra-high vacuum.

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Linear power probe
Linear only motion magnetically-coupled sample transfer arm.
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PowerProbe
Linear and Rotary magenetically-coupled sample transfer arm.
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Dual axis PowerProbe
Linear only motion with independent inner rotating shaft magnetically-coupled...
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Elevating PowerProbe
Linear only with integrated lift and lower mechanism magnetically-coupled sam...
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Triple axis PowerProbe
Magnetically-coupled triple axis transfer arm, providing linear and rotary mo...
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Flag Sample Transfer Options
Flag sample options for the Power Probe range of sample transfer arms.
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Puck Sample Transfer Options
Puck transfer options for the Power Probe range of sample transfer arms.
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