Have it both ways!


Mounted on a large, interlab transfer line, this bi-directional sample translator allows over 54" (1370 mm) lateral travel for specimen movement between the various interlab analysis stations.

All processing chambers are connected to the interlab central vacuum line through the sections called bidirectional translator stations The central part of the bidirectional translator is a 10" (CF200) conflat flange with 4" (100 mm) ID viewport and two rotational feedthroughs. One feedthrough operates a rack and pinion system that controls the movement of the rail section, which can be moved in two directions either into the interlab central vacuum line on one side, or into the processing chamber on the other. The second feedthrough is connected to a stainless steel cable assembly that moves a sled back and forth on the rail, holding a 4-slot carousel for tips or samples. The ability to move the rail itself is important, as it allows the gate valve to the processing chamber to be closed if the rail is retracted from the processing chamber, and it allows the main sled in the interlab central vacuum line to pass if the rail is retracted from the interlab vacuum line.


Shown is a CAD model of the bidirectional translator station. Two rotational feedthroughs on the main 254 mm flange (1) control, the two-way motion of the rail (2) and the sled (3) on top of the rail. Various mounting options are available for the 4-slot tip/sample holder carousel (4) is mounted on top of the sled.


Custom options

Available with different size flanges, different strokes and dimensions. Please contact the factory for more information and pricing.