Science and technology are continuously at the forefront of our ever-changing world. Without the work of dedicated scientists and researchers, modern society would not exist in its current advanced form. Nor-Cal Products, Inc. dba Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering is committed to advancing vacuum technology innovations and finding new solutions for Ultra High Vacuum Applications (UHV), particle accelerators, plasma physics, optics, lasers, photonics, material science, and space research.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves and Engineering’s research and development department is heavily involved with universities and larger corporations to further the development of vacuum technology to ensure continued growth within academia and beyond.

High and Ultra-High Vacuum Components Markets Served

PV V&E is a preferred supplier of high and ultra-high vacuum components to original equipment manufacturers that supply mechanical contractors during fab construction. Industrial and academic researchers, including universities and vacuum technology corporate markets, are frequent customers who purchase standard, modified standard, and custom components for physical, chemical, and electrochemical experiments.

Markets Served

Vacuum Solutions for Science Technology and Research

Pfeiffer Vacuum supplies scientists around the globe with state-of-the-art optimized components used for vacuum science technology and research experiments. Our expansive knowledge of demanding cutting-edge vacuum technology applications offers a unique understanding of customers’ specific needs and viable solutions for their unique vacuum technology development requirements.

Particle Accelerators and Vacuum Technology Solutions

Research in high-energy physics uses particle accelerators to analyze the properties and behaviors of fragments produced when particles collide at high speeds. Particle accelerators allow researchers to study those particles and the forces that shape them.


  • Particle Accelerators
  • Medical Accelerators
  • Neutron Spallation Sources

Plasma Physics

Plasma is an ionized gas that maintains charged particles that can vary between 1 to 100 %. For products of modern life, plasma processes are essential. Semiconductor devices like microcontrollers and thin film coating applications are performed with the help of plasma processes. The need for a vacuum is derived from the necessity of having a sufficient mean-free path of atoms or molecules and high purity in an experimental environment.


  • Fusion Technology

Photonics, Lasers, and Optics

Laser experiments require ultraclean environments that generate pressure as low as ultra-high vacuum (UHV) p < 10-5 Pa (p < 10-7 mbar). Pfeiffer Vacuum V&E supplies industrial vacuum components to meet your laser, optic, and photonic research and experiment needs.


  • Gravitational Wave Interferometer

UHV Chamber Solutions

Specific vacuum technology research and experiment applications require high purity and minimal particle interactions without contaminants. Nor-Cal Products, Inc dba Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering provides ultra-high vacuum chamber parts and components requiring a pressure of p < 10-5 Pa (p < 10-7 mbar).


  • UHV Chambers
  • High Compression Turbopumps
  • Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Space Research

Specific aerospace applications require parts and components that can withstand the vacuum of space and extreme temperature differentials. Vacuum chambers replicate the conditions of space, delivering pressures as low as p < 10-4 Pa.


  • Ion Thrusters

Material Science

Life is full of fascinating gases and microscopic building block materials that help to formulate all types of matter. Discovering and developing new investigative methods regarding material properties is fundamental to understanding physical reality. Pfeiffer Vacuum V&E supplies high and ultra-high vacuum components for the fields of material science.


  • Residual Gas Analysis (RGA)
  • Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS)

Custom Components for Vacuum System Science Technology and Research

PV V&E has the experience and capabilities to design, prototype, and test vacuum components to meet your application-specific requirements. We adhere to strict ISO 9001:2015 standards in our research and design processes, ensuring the highest quality vacuum system innovations for various components, including double-walled vacuum chambers, sample transfer devices, specialized foreline traps, and more. Additional product categories include but are not limited to:

Contact PV V&E for Vacuum Technology Component Solutions Today

Nor-Cal Products, Inc. dba Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves and Engineering’s high and ultra-high vacuum applications are designed and engineered to advance vacuum-related research and development. Contact us for more information regarding our vacuum science technology and research capabilities or email us directly at

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