Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum’s technology used for transport dream of the future


A high-speed transportation system of the future will be delivered thanks to the involvement of Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum.

It looks like something from 3018 – but from 2018 and onwards, people will be able to travel with aircraft speed through a reduced pressure tube.

The product of the imagination of German/American visionary Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the transport system idea turned to Oerlikon for advice on this challenging project.

Before any implementation, however, a multitude of tests and calculations for the vacuum conditions are required, before the Hyperloop track will be built in Quay Valley, California starting in 2016, transporting the inhabitants of this conceptual city. The track will be an 8km long tunnel, to which the vacuum pumping equipment from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum is connected.

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