UHV XPP Option

UHV XPP Option

XPP Option

The standard Power Probe range of sample transfer arms provides ultra-reliable, service-free operation in most common sample transfer applications. This robust design philosophy dictated from the outset the use of dry sliding bearings based upon polymers and metal composites as opposed to rolling element bearings.

The trade-off for the unrivalled durability of the PowerProbe design was a pressure burst during actuation, caused by the sliding nature of the bearing surfaces.

For this reason, although the standard PowerProbe range is highly recommended for entry lock applications and UHV applications where small momentary pressure bursts can be tolerated, but for true UHV or even XHV applications we recommend the XPP option.

Key Features

  • Typically less than one decade pressure increase during sample transfer
  • Rolling all-metal bearings rather than sliding PEEK bearings
  • Available in Linear Only, Linear & Rotary, Dual Axes and Elevating Platform variants

Standard Power Probe

Standard PP40 transfer arm uses sliding PEEK bearings as shown in blue. These may result in a two decade presussure increase during sample transfer.

XPower Probe Option

XPP40 uses rolling metal bearings shown in green to minimise pressure rise during sample transfer (typically less than one decade increase)

XPP Technical Datsheets

   XLPP technical datasheet (Linear Only)
   XPP technical datasheet (Linear & Rotary)
   XDAPP technical datasheet (Linear with Inner Rotating Shaft)
   XEPP technical datasheet (Elevating)

Other products in this series

Linear transfer arm

Linear only motion up to 1524mm stroke length. Motorisation option.
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Linear & rotary transfer arm

Linear and rotation motion up to 1524mm stroke length. Manual operation only.
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Dual axis transfer arm

Linear only outer shaft and independent rotary motion of inner shaft..
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Elevating transfer arm

Linear only motion with up to 50mm of lift in the Y-axis for sample hand-off.
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Triple axis transfer arm

Linear and rotary motion with a unique sample gripping mechanism.
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Power Probe customisation options

Customisation options including motor, custom shafts and speed options.
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Wafer Flipper

Secure wafer transfer with 180 degree flip.
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