Kore Components:
UHV Manipulators

Versatile entry lock.

Sample Introduction Systems

Kore supplies UHV sample introduction systems that can be readily interfaced to UHV analytical systems. The sample is transferred mechanically on a tracked mechanism. This is a much more positive mechanism than magnetic transfer systems which can suffer from low torque and the possibility of stray magnetic fields.


Our sample introduction systems can be customised for your particular application but typically they will have a viewing window to check, for example, that there is a sample on the end of the introduction rod, and they will have a gate valve connecting the introduction system to the analysis chamber.


Typically the loading arms are designed with a quick release mechanism that allows the loading arm and sample to be speedily removed once the load lock chamber is vented. In the example shown the sample holder is held in one hand and the other hand is used to turn the end of the introduction rod anti- clockwise. This rotates the sample grip mechanism allowing the sample holder to be slide out of the guide.


Similarly sample insertion is also quick. When a new sample is inserted into the sample holder the end of the load arm is just rotated clockwise, and the sample is held firmly in place. The sample introduction assembly is readily inserted back into the load lock chamber and the quick release mechanism that holds it in place tightened. After sliding the introduction arm forward through an open gate valve the black handle is again rotated to release the sample onto the analysis chamber specimen stage before the introduction rod is withdrawn back into the load lock chamber and the gate valve closed.


Kore Technology is a centre of excellence in time-of-flight mass spectrometer technology and has a very strong R&D capability in terms of its personnel, all of whom have been heavily involved in a variety of analytical instrumentation development programmes.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via our online form or telephone us for more information, we offer a wide range of products and services to suit your requirements.


If you wish to purchase our products, please contact Kore sales at sales@kore.co.uk, or call +44 (0)1353 653030.

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