This section consists of resources and products
that are intended for use by educators who are teachingtopics related to vacuum
and vacuum processes. Much of the material here is related to the vacuum
training systems sold by MKS (VTS-1B and PPTS-1A) and The Science Source
(VPAL-A and VPAL-B).
If you have one of these systems, or any other
vacuum educational apparatus, and have questions or need to expand the
functionality of your system, these pages should lead you to what you require.
If you don't have access to vacuum equipment and are curious about how to
introduce vacuum topics into your curriculum, you will also find assistance on
Here is a concise summary of
Trainers from MKS, Varian, The Science Source and the American Vacuum
Society. Included are links to datasheets, exercises, curricula,
I have prepared a
compares the capabilities of the MKS and TSS vacuum trainers. The chart shows
the various exercises and topical areas that are covered by these offerings.
The VPAL-A has a number of interesting and cost
effective accessories that can be easily adapted to the VTS-1B or any other
pumping system that can achieve stable pressures in the 50 to 500 milliTorr
range. These include a set of plasma topics accessories, a hot wire vacuum
evaporation kit and other useful products. Click
I am now producing a number of
Accessories. These are compatible with the VTS-1B and the
This site's discussion forum now has a section on
Vacuum Training and Educational
Systems. You are invited to participate.
I have assembled a
some photographs of vacuum trainers in use.
A growing number of video tutorials is in the
works. Please check out the
I am always available to assist with any area
related to vacuum training. Click
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