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Direct Docking Kit for Thermo Fisher Helios DualBeam™ FIB-SEM

Product code: IAKTHFIHELIOSDD

A direct docking package UHVCTM to Helios, without QuickLoader- i.e. attach the UHVCTM to the main chamber (Port L) and transfer the sample carrier directly from the UHVCTM, through the Port L onto the FIB-SEM stage. By adding a DN40KF transfer arm, this configuration can also be used as a simple load-lock to quickly introduce samples without venting the entire instrument.

We currently provide 3 different docking solutions for the Thermo Fisher Helios system: A Direct Docking (DD), Fast Loader (FL) and Quick Loader (QL) solution. For direct comparison, please consult our Product Catalogue (pdf). The Direct Docking is the best option if the end user wants to mainly transfer samples from the UVHCTM and only occasionally wants to load samples directly into the FIB-SEM.

Main features:

  • Cost effective and simple
  • Direct loading of samples by means of additional transfer arm
  • Docking of UHVCTM
  • Linear support sledge for UHVCTM
  • Valve controller and interface
  • Free inner diameter of transfer flanges: 38mm


Specifications: Direct Docking Kit for Thermo Fisher Helios DualBeam™ FIB-SEM

Contains the following items:

  • ThermoFisher Port L to DN40-ISO-KF adapter package
  • Gate Valve Series 012 DN40KF Pneumatic actuator, position indicator, solenoid valve double acting, 2x KF 16 side ports
  • Tee 2x DN40KF 1x DN16KF L=60mm
  • Angle Valve DN16KF, pneumatic with pos. indicator, solenoid valve, closing spring
  • Venting Valve, Solenoid 24V DC, G1/8'' normally closed
  • TPR 280 Active Line Pirani Gauge DN16 ISO KF
  • UHV Suitcase Support Sledge
  • Mechanical Support Structure for Helios DualBeam FIB-SEM Docking Station
  • 3x GAKF40CI - FPM Gasket DN40KF, Centered Internally
  • Roughing Line Components for Helios Direct Docking Instrument Adaptation
  • LSC1 - Programmable Control Unit for Vacuum Systems
  • Cable Kit for Helios Direct Docking Instrument Adaptation for UHVCTM
  • Optional: Edwards Dry Scroll Vacuum Pump, 103l/min (6.2 m3/h)
  • Optional: Transfer Arm End Effector for specific Sample Holder

Download Product Catalogue (pdf)

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