Vacuum Viewports

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Vacuum Chamber Windows Featuring Quartz & Kodial Glass

Vacuum viewports, or sight glasses, offer a hermetically sealed lens to allow visual access into a vacuum chamber without compromising the integrity of the vacuum. Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering offers a complete line of viewports for vacuum chambers with NW, ISO, and CF flanges. These CF flanged viewports are available with fully annealed borosilicate 7056 glass or fused silica to provide a large, distortion-free viewing area at a low cost. Weld stub viewports are available for welding onto new or existing chambers. Our elite team of engineers can custom design, test and manufacture components based on your exact specifications, and our manufacturing processes ensure your viewports parts are of the highest quality.

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Vacuum Viewports Features

  • Available with NW, ISO, and CF flanges
  • ISO and CF viewports are one-piece assemblies
  • Quartz and fused silica provide superior ultraviolet radiation transmission and resistance to thermal shock
  • Special materials and coatings, such as sapphire and AR coating, are available upon request

Vacuum Chamber Viewport Benefits

Vacuum chamber viewports allow someone to observe the interior of a vacuum without disrupting vacuum processes. ISO and CF viewports are one-piece assemblies for quick and secure installation. Vacuum chambers can feature special materials and coatings upon request, such as sapphire and AR coating, for improved shielding capabilities. Kodial and Quartz viewports offer high reliability, great hermeticity and the ability withstand most high pressure and high temperature applications. Applications include making measurements of emissions, monitoring wavelength effects or initiating chemical or physical actions.

Vacuum Viewport Specifications

Special materials and coatings, such as sapphire and anti-reflective (AR) coating, are available on request. Glass CF flanged viewports can withstand repeated bakeout cycles to 400°C and vacuum pressures to 10-11 Torr. Quartz CF flanged viewports should not be baked above 200°C. NW and ISO flanged viewports can withstand 200°C bakeouts and pressures to 10-9 Torr. Custom sizes are also available.

Kodial (7056 Glass) Viewports

Kodial glass, or borosilicate, is primarily composed of silica and boron trioxide. Kodial glass is known for having very low coefficients of thermal expansion. This makes kodial glass more resistant to thermal shock than standard glass. Borosilicate glass is highly popular in laboratories due to its ability to handle extreme temperature changes without cracking.

Kodial (7056 Glass) Viewport Specifications

  • 7056 glass material
  • Optimized for UV applications
  • Allow repeated bakeout

Fused Silica (Quartz) Viewports

Fused silica viewports are manufactured from high purity crystal silica that is heated and then quickly cooled to maintain a transparent surface while removing impurities. Fused silica offer high chemical purity and resistance. Fused silica also provides high transparency from ultraviolet to infrared spectral range and high radiation resistance. Quartz and fused silica provide superior ultraviolet performance and resistance to thermal shock.

Fused Silica (Quartz) Viewport Specifications

  • Fused Silica or Quartz Material
  • Low Thermal Conductivity and Low Thermal Expansion Coefficient
  • Excellent Volume Stability
  • Minimal impurities

Pfeiffer Vacuum Valve & Engineering's Capabilities

Our team includes elite designers and engineers, who are dedicated to producing ISO 9001:2015 quality Vacuum Viewports to meet your application requirements. Pfeiffer Vacuum Valves & Engineering's strong in-house standards and capabilities support the quality of our components and the services we provide, including:

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