In microelectronics, solar technology, surface coating and metallurgy, many of the production processes take place under vacuum conditions. In order to manage these processes in a safe manner, knowledge about the basics and principles of vacuum creation and measurement are required. For many surface analysis methods and in the elementary particle research, vacuum is a prerequisite.

We offer tailored seminars for technicians as well as commercial employees dealing the basics of vacuum.

  • G1 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology

    Code: 1.1 to G1.8

    Target group: Users of vacuum technology

    Seminar goal: The purpose of this seminar is to provide you with the basics and principles of vacuum technology to help you understand the processes in your vacuum system in a qualitative and quantitative way.

    Topics:

    • Physical and vacuum technology
       - Definitions, units, calculations
       - Vapor, vapor pressure, desorption
       - Flow types, pump down times, conductances
    • Design and operation principle of vacuum pumps:
      - Fore vacuum pumps: rotary vane pumps, roots pumps (Roots blowers),scroll and screw pump
      - High vacuum pumps: Turbo molecular pumps, oil diffusion and cryopumps
      - Pump systems
    • Connection elements in vacuum technology
    • Introduction in total pressure measurement for the pressure range 1000 to 10-12 mbar
    • Leak detection 
      - leak detection methods and practical examples

    The seminar presents theory and experiment by means of practical experiments, cutting models, videos and operational pumps and components.

    Previous knowledge: Technical understanding

    Duration: 3 days

    Beginning – Ending:
    Seminar starts on the 1st day at 9 am
    Seminar day ends at 5 pm latest

    Headed by: Johann Peitl, Hans Rottländer

    Location: Vacuum Academy, Leybold Cologne, Germany

    Number of participants: 5 - 16

    Language: German (English on request)

    Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course

    Course dates 2017 Price p.p.
    G1.1 Wed-Fr 11.-13.Jan € 1225,-
    G1.2 Tu-Th 07.-09.Feb € 1225,-
    G1.3 Tu-Th 28.-30.Mar € 1225,-
    G1.4 Tu-Th 09.-11.May € 1225,-
    G1.5 Tu-Th 11.-13.Jul € 1225,-
    G1.6 Tu-Th 26.-28.Sep € 1225,-
    G1.7 Tu-Th 07.-09.Nov € 1225,-
    G1.8 Tu-Th 05.-07.Dec € 1225,-
  • G2 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology for non-technicians

    Code: G2.1 to G2.2

    Target group: Commercial users of vacuum technology

    Seminar goal: In this seminar, the participants will receive a basic knowledge in vacuum technology which will enable them to plan adequate vacuum systems and select suitable ones among those available on the market.

    Topics:

    • Fundamentals and principles of vacuum technology - without formulas
    • Overview of the most important vacuum pumps and their operating principles
    • Pump systems
    • Flange connections and seals
    • Introduction in total pressure measurement
    • Notes on leak detection
    • How to determine the requirements for a vacuum system to be purchased
    • How to define the technical criteria for the selection of a vacuum system
    • How to choose a suitable vacuum system

    The seminar presents theory and experiment by means of practical experiments, cutting models, videos and operational pumps and components.

    Previous knowledge: No previous knowledge required

    Duration: 2 days

    Beginning – Ending:
    Seminar starts on the 1st day at 9 am
    Seminar day ends at 5 pm latest

    Headed by: Johann Peitl, Hans Rottländer

    Location: Vacuum Academy, Leybold Cologne, Germany

    Number of Participants: 5 - 16

    Language: German (English on request)

    Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course

    Course dates 2017 Price p.p.
    G2.1 Tu-We 25.-26.Apr € 795,-
    G2.2 Tu-We 15.-16.Aug € 795,-