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Introducing the smallest high-performance turbopump

| By Chemical Engineering

5The new HiPace 30 turbopump (photo) is currently the only turbopump on the market in its size class offering pumping speeds of 32 L/s. Its small installation footprint and low level of vibration make this pump particularly suitable for integration into compact analytical systems, such as benchtop mass spectrometers, small electron microscopes and leak detectors. The HiPace 30 is designed with a so-called hybrid bearing. This combination of ceramic ball bearings on the backing vacuum side and permanently magnetic radial bearings on the high vacuum side makes for a particularly sturdy bearing design. The pumps therefore have a long lifecycle with a maintenance interval of approximately four years. — Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH, Asslar, Germany