In the field of particle accelerators and research in physics, numerous applications imposes the choice of aluminum for UHV vacuum chambers.
This requires the use of bi-metal flange with a stainless steel knife-edge which guarantees excellent sealing properties combined with a copper gasket.
AFTER TWO YEARS OF RESEARCH AND TESTING, THE SOMINEX RESEARCH CENTER HAS DEVELOPED AND PATENDED A NEW UHV BIMETALLIC FLANGES.
As a FSW (Friction Steer Welding) expert and UHV chambers manufacturer, SOMINEX cuprovides an innovative solution consisting of an aluminum core with an outer flange in stainless steel including mounting holes and knife-edge.
This innovative solution provides a perfect position of the aluminium: No contact guaranteed between the particle beam and the stainless steel part.
The outer flange allows a perfect tightening with a standard knife-edge for a standard copper gasket.
No other material guaranteed.
SOMINEX, as an UHV expert, can also provide you with
- welding flanges
- special design flanges
- the complete supply of UHV aluminium vacuum vessel
SOMINEX also can provide you with a tailor made complete beam line.
SOMINEX flanges are manufactured in our workshops, including a comprehensive quality control.
We have no minimum order.
For any inquiries or quote,
please contact Franck Polidor (Head of R&D)
Franck Polidor, R&D manager, said:
« The Sominex bimetallic flange is a great demonstration of our innovative potential and our UHV and welding expertise. As a global solution provider, SOMNEX R&D and Engineering department can also assist you and / or provide you with innovative solutions for your bimetallic issues, vacuum or UHV systems and special machines. »
Since 1976, SOMINEX (www.sominex.fr), industrial site and research center approved by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, is a world leader in Vacuum and Ultra-High Vacuum equipments and also a global player for design, manufacture and distribution of oil exploration equipments in the field of Mud Logging or Slick Line.
SOMINEX is mainly active in four high technology areas:
SCIENCE – ENERGY – DEFENSE – INDUSTRY
With a full integration strategy in terms of skills and complex expertise, SOMINEX is a specialist for multidisciplinary projects development with high added value:
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