The FerroVac vacuum controller is described as an advanced solution to manage vacuum system processes that integrates automated vacuum control with gauge reading functionality. When combined with the Temescal EBC Electron Beam Controller and a Temescal power supply, the FerroVac controller enables legacy manual-controlled systems to be updated with advanced full system-level, automated control of the vacuum pump and e-beam functions.
Many precision technologies, both experimental and production manufacturing, start inside of a vacuum chamber, a rigid enclosure from which air and other gases are removed by a vacuum pump. Managing the chamber environment requires control of the pump and vents as well as the vacuum gauges used to measure the status of the chamber and create a feedback loop. Ferrotec's advanced FerroVac controller integrates this functionality into a modern, programmable device that's easily managed through a touch-screen interface.
While the FerroVac controller is ideally suited for e-beam deposition systems, it's core utility makes it an effective solution for controlling virtually any vacuum system, regardless of the processes taking place inside of the vacuum chamber. In addition to streamlining processes and integrating discrete control processes, the FerroVac simplifies system wiring and connectivity, making the physical system hardware easier to manage and maintain. More information is available on the company’s website.