Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, a leading global technology group from Switzerland, has created a new, smart high vacuum system for researchers.

The TURBOLAB generation is a plug-and-play high vacuum system with an enhanced pump performance and boasts a new compact mobile design.

The new TURBOVAC i/iX turbo pumps feature a unique, oil-free hybrid bearing design, so when used with dry compressing backing pumps it generates a hydrocarbon free pump system.

The systems come preassembled with a turbomolecular pump, dry compressing or oil-sealed backing pump and a TPU display power unit. Relocation kits are available to place the pumps away from the frame, and purge gas and venting valves, foreline safety valves, cooling units and heater bands can all be customised according to individual needs.

Additionally, all critical parameters and conditions such as errors, frequency and temperature are all logged to an internal memory which is automatically based on a default time interval, and can be adjusted on site. And a new built-in webserver now allows TURBOLAB to be controlled and monitored from a mobile device or computer.

Dr. Martin Füllenbach, CEO of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum, said, “In today’s world, data and their proper interpretation are crucial factors of the machining environment. The next generation of our high vacuum pump systems are taking the state-of-the-art a bit further.”


Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum offers a broad range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. Its core capabilities focus on the development of application and customer specific systems for the creation of vacuums and extraction of processing gases.