The Leak Detection Centre of Excellence’s new application laboratory will offer in-person or interactive customer training and demonstrations. Customers will be able to have parts tested on all Pfeiffer Vacuum leak detection technologies such as air, helium and hydrogen test methods and determine which is the best for their application. Using the new multimedia production centre, Pfeiffer Vacuum will document the optimal solution. The company can also offer remote, interactive training so that customers can become more proficient in using Pfeiffer Vacuum leak testing equipment.
Pfeiffer Vacuum has also established a Custom Engineered Vacuum Solutions team in Indianapolis that provides engineering, designing, manufacturing and training.
The new facility, which will focus on semiconductor applications, medical devices, consumer electronics and pharmaceutical and automotive industries, includes a CNC machine shop and modular assembly bays to support air and helium leak detection as well as custom engineered vacuum systems.
The new building has been designed with sustainability in mind. Efficient roof insulation means that the energy consumption for heating and cooling will be significantly reduced. Energy use is further decreased by maximising the use of daylight as a natural light source for work stations. All assembly and machining areas are designed for employee safety and comfort, including an improved air handling and segmented work spaces, which provide for intuitive social distancing. Charging stations for electrical vehicles have also been installed.
“The Pfeiffer Vacuum Indianapolis division has been building instruments and complete leak detection systems for over 25 years,” said Derek Izzi, general manager of Pfeiffer Vacuum Indianapolis. “The central location of this new facility provides advantageous and cost-effective services and logistics throughout North America. With our expanded in-house design, engineering expertise and decades of experience, we are very well positioned to help customers with their next custom vacuum system.”