Motion Device Design Considerations for Vacuum Applications
4 August 2017

As technology has advanced the use of vacuum systems has flourished into a variety of different applications, such as electron tube manufacturing and optical coating. Since the discovery that many applications could achieve better results under vacuum than under standard atmospheric pressure, there has been an increased demand for vacuum compatible positioning equipment. This application note outlines the basics of vacuum systems, motion control and the essentials in achieving reliable performance without compromising the vacuum requirements.