Pfeiffer Vacuum

Pfeiffer Vacuum

Keeping abreast of the latest news with your smartphone, seeing better thanks to high quality eyeglasses, and discovering the world independently while on the go in your car – these and many other conveniences of everyday living would be impossible without vacuum. Pfeiffer Vacuum offers comprehensive solutions that are indispensable for manufacturing these products.


For 125 years now, our name has served as a guarantee for advanced vacuum technology, high quality comprehensive vacuum solutions, and first-class service. As the inventor of the turbopump we pioneered innovation and progress in the vacuum industry. Thanks to close collaboration with our customers and our continuous focus on their needs, we constantly optimize and expand our product line. Therefore, even in the future we will always be able to provide our customers with the best solutions for their individual applications.


Our service program extends from vacuum pumps through measurement and analysis equipment right up to complete vacuum systems. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of approx. 3,200 people and has more than 20 subsidiaries.

The range of Pfeiffer Vacuum products and services

Vacuum generation:
• Rotary Vane Pumps
• Piston Pumps
• Diaphragm Pumps
• Pumping Stations
• Screw Pumps
• Side Channel Pumps
• Turbopumps
• Roots Pumps
• Multi-stage Roots Pumps

Vacuum analysis and measurement:
• Vacuum Measuring and Control Devices
• Helium Leak Test Systems
• Leak Detectors
• Mass Spectrometers

Vacuum Components:
• Components and Feedthroughs
• Manipulators
• Vacuum Chambers
• Valves

Training & Service:
• Application Support Technical Service
• Customer Training
• Worldwide on-site Service


Working principle of a leak detector | ASM 310/340 by Pfeiffer Vacuum

March 29, 2024

This video explains the measurement principle of our advanced leak detectors, illustrating the process from applying helium to the detection signal. Perfect for industries requiring precise leak detection to protect quality and efficiency, our technology ensures robust performance. Watch the video

HiCube Neo – The new generation of pumping units | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

January 27, 2024

Discover the future of vacuum technology with the HiCube Neo turbo pumping station. It offers a pumping speed of 80-800 l/s, making it ideal for high-vacuum applications such as gas analysis, gauge calibration, and laboratory applications. The HiCube Neo is a reliable partner in industry and research & development, providing the highest efficiency and precision in vacuum technology. Watch the video

In this video, we’ll explore how gas behaves in vacuum systems

January 13, 2024

Basics of Vacuum: Part 03 – Ideal Gas Equation | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

December 9, 2023

In this video, you will learn what the ideal gas equation is and how it can be used to describe the relationship between the pressure, volume, temperature and the number of an ideal gas. You will see how an ideal gas behaves under different influences. Furthermore, you will also discover how the ideal gas equation can be written in different forms and what they mean. Watch this video and let our expert teach you the basics of the ideal gas equation. Watch the video

The OmniGrade – The customized RGA system for sophisticated cleanliness verification

November 18, 2023

This system offers low detection limits, precision on demand, and a modular approach. You can design your own system with carefully selected components, for ultimate pressures of less than 5 • 10-10 hPa. The OmniGrade is fully automated and has high consistency thanks to programmed processes. Read more

Mass Extraction detects the smallest defect sizes with SpeedAir 3050 from Pfeiffer Vacuum

October 28, 2023

Pfeiffer Vacuum, a leading provider of vacuum technology, introduces the new leak tester SpeedAir 3050, an all-in-one solution for nonporous pharmaceutical containers. SpeedAir offers a CCIT solution for a wide range of products: Whether the products are flexible or rigid, liquid or solid, the SpeedAir can swiftly and accurately test them all. Typically requiring only 30 – 45 seconds, this mass extraction instrument quickly and efficiently delivers results. Read more

Contribution of Leak Detection to Hydrogen Economy

September 23, 2023

In this interview, our expert Dr. Rudolf Konwitschny explains why leak detection plays a key role in the safety-driven hydrogen economy and how Pfeiffer Vacuum is contributing to the future market of fuel cells. Watch the video

Summertime is service time!

July 13, 2023

Would you like to take advantage of the quiet holiday season to service your Pfeiffer Vacuum products yourself – like a professional? Take a look at our new service videos on Youtube.

Today: Servicing a HiPace 700 turbopump from Pfeiffer Vacuum. The video shows you step-by-step the process of servicing the pump! Have fun with the video and with your freshly serviced pump!

ATH-M magnetically levitated turbomolecular pump factory in Annecy

June 23, 2023

ATH-M turbomolecular pump series are built in Annecy, France, providing high vacuum generation in industry applications and research & development. They are built with respect to our people and environments, merging our expertise and values. Watch the video

Vacuum Measurement Principles – Cold Cathode Gauge

May 20, 2023

The selection of the correct gauge is crucial to know whether the required vacuum is achieved. Therefore, vacuum gauges are decisive quality indicators of your vacuum system. Take the deep dive into vacuum measurement principles and learn more about their inner workings and functionality of vacuum gauges. This video focuses on the working principle of the cold cathode gauge. See how gas molecules get ionized by the high-voltage and a plasma is created. Watch the video

Contamination Management Solutions

April 7, 2023

Discover the broad expertise of Pfeiffer Vacuum in the area of Contamination Management Solutions. 100% focused on wafer environment contamination control for yield enhancement in advanced technology. Watch the video

Pfeiffer Vacuum Offers a New Vacuum Calculator

April 1, 2023

Pfeiffer Vacuum offers their customers a vacuum calculation tool to identify specific vacuum products for their application, examine evacuation as well as pump down curves and perform different calculations for self-configurated pumping solutions. Read more

The new 2023 HiScroll® oil-free vacuum pumps in 3D

March 11, 2023

SmartVane – New Revolutionary Vacuum Pump for Mass Spectrometers

November 17, 2022

Discover the new SmartVane – the revolutionary, hermetically sealed vacuum pump by Pfeiffer Vacuum! The single-stage oil-sealed rotary vane pump has no shaft seals and, thus, eliminates the number one source of oil leaks. With its revolutionary design, it offers multiple benefits to its users: The SmartVane requires significantly less maintenance than other rotary vane pumps, has a low noise level, and allows uncomplicated installation in the existing installation space. Watch the video

ASM 2000 – A High Sensitivity Solution for Pharma CCIT

October 29, 2022

The ASM 2000 is a comprehensive solution completely adapted to the needs of pharma customers. Based on a helium mass spectrometer leak detector, it also includes the helium handling as well as the charging module, and can be equipped with custom fixtures for the particular containers to be tested. The instrument is calibrated against NIST*-traceable standard leaks. Watch the video

Vacuum technology for research and development applications

October 14, 2022

Pfeiffer Vacuum is a reliable partner for individual customer requirements in research and development. Learn more about how the vacuum technology company together with its subsidiary Dreebit, installed an EBIS ion source at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Watch the video

The new Laser Balancing™ technology | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

August 4, 2022

Pfeiffer Vacuum has created another innovation in the field of vacuum technology: Laser Balancing™. An innovation that enables an improved service life as well as a very low vibration level for turbomolecular pumps. We take a look behind the scenes at Pfeiffer Vacuum GmbH and show you how new technologies are developed. Watch the video

New Multi-Stage Roots Pumps ACP 90

July 15, 2022

Experience our new ACP 90 – the brand new air cooled dry pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum! The ACP 90 are new multi-stage Roots pumps, which are designed for oil- and particle free applications in the pressure range between atmosphere up to 3×10-2 hPa. These vacuum pumps meet the requirements where clean and dry vacuum is needed like drying, sterilization, coating as well as semiconductor and R&D applications. With their unique design, these pumps are robust and can withstand frequent pump downs. Watch the video

Our competence in vacuum technology for battery production

June 25, 2022

Li-ion batteries have become indispensable in the era of personal electronics such as tablets and smartphones. In e-mobility, Li-ion battery technology is the main growth factor nowadays. Efficient energy storage solutions based on lithium are continuously being optimized and will take e-mobility in electric vehicles, to the next level through lower production costs and increased mileage. In the production and during quality test of Li-ion batteries the utilization of vacuum is essential. Read more

Laser Balancing™ Makes the Operation of Turbopumps Even More Efficient

May 28, 2022

Laser balancing is the latest and most efficient method of balancing technology that increases the service life and performance of turbopumps. Read more

Okta 5400 & 8100 ATEX – The New Powerful Roots Pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum

May 18, 2022

Experience our new Okta 5400 and 8100 ATEX – the brand new powerful Roots pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum. Watch the video

Pfeiffer Vacuum Expands the HiLobe Series through Intelligent, High Performance Roots Pumps with High Pumping Speeds

March 30, 2022

Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading suppliers of vacuum technology, is introducing new compact Roots pumps with high pumping speeds. These Roots pumps from the HiLobe series cover a wide range of applications that call for large chambers to be evacuated rapidly. Read more

Leak Testing of Medical Devices

December 24, 2021

A medical device is any device intended to be used for medical purposes. Manufacturers of medical devices aid patients with their products by helping health care providers diagnose and treat them to overcome sickness or disease, improving their quality of life. To ensure patient safety, medical devices must be proved safe and effective with reasonable assurance. Leak testing of medical devices is one crucial part in the overall process to ensure patient safety. Read more

Pfeiffer Vacuum Opens New Silicon Valley Innovation Center

December 15, 2021

The SVIC serves North American customers in all technological questions around high-vacuum technology, focusing on semiconductor applications and the integrated Pfeiffer Vacuum products. Customers will be able to test and evaluate new vacuum solutions designed for their applications at early development stages. Onsite specialists and researchers will provide direct know-how support for all Pfeiffer Vacuum products and establish a seamless link to the global Pfeiffer Vacuum R&D organization. Read more

The new OmniControl® universal control unit for pumps and measurement instruments from Pfeiffer Vacuum

October 23, 2021

The new OmniControl unit allows the comprehensive control of a complete vacuum system using just one device. It combines the control of the total pressure with the control of the pumps. The unit communicates with products that support the Pfeiffer Vacuum RS-485 protocol (e.g. HiPace, HiScroll, HiLobe, MVP and DigiLine). This makes it possible to exchange and process data between various Pfeiffer Vacuum products without any difficulty and without having to invest in additional devices. Read more

Pfeiffer Vacuum introduces the reliable and low-vibration HiPace 80 Neo turbopump

August 7, 2021

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents its new HiPace 80 Neo turbopump, which features a longer life before service and reduced vibration and noise emissions. These benefits are made possible with the new, advanced Laser Balancing™ system developed by Pfeiffer Vacuum for turbopump rotors. Thanks to this patented technology, the vacuum pump is particularly suitable for vibration-sensitive applications. Possible applications range from mass spectrometry and electron microscopy to leak detectors and RGA systems. Read more

Ambient Multi Port Controlling for semiconductor market

May 21, 2021

With real-time compound measurements down to ppt levels, AMPC is the ideal solution for clean room and equipment front end modules monitoring (EFEM). Airborne molecular contamination (AMC) in semiconductor manufacturing plants is known as the major factor of yield loss. To control and understand where contamination comes from, Pfeiffer Vacuum now introduces AMPC range, a unique solution to the semiconductor market. Watch the video

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents its new MVP 030-3 C DC diaphragm pumps for clean, dry vacuum

May 8, 2021

Diaphragm pumps work entirely without oil. This makes them ideal for all tasks and numerous applications where a clean, dry vacuum is needed. These include laboratories, analytical systems, leak detection and research & development. With the MVP 030-3 C DC, Pfeiffer Vacuum has now introduced a new corrosive gas version of the diaphragm pump. This version features a gas ballast valve and excellent chemical and condensate compatibility. The special choice of materials ensures significantly increased robustness in a wide range of processes. Read more

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents extension to DigiLine series: Total pressure vacuum gauges with digital signal outlet

April 24, 2021

Many vacuum applications operate only within a specific pressure range. DigiLine gauges determine and regulate the total pressure in a vacuum system. Thanks to their digital signal output, they ensure a high degree of accuracy and secure data transmission. Read more

HeptaDry – the dry screw pump – 3D | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

April 17, 2021

This video shows you the functional principle and the advantages of HeptaDry screw pump! With optimized internal compression, internal closed cooling circuit and stainless steel heat exchanger these pumps are ideal for your low and medium vacuum applications. It can not only be used for industrial applications, but also for coating. HeptaDry is the ideal solution for all areas requiring oil-free vacuum. Pumping speeds in this series range from 100 to 2,500 m^3/h. Watch the video

Vacuum technology gives patients hope

February 13, 2021

A cancer diagnosis affects approximately 14 million people around the world every year and changes their lives forever. Fast, targeted and effective treatment is then crucial in the fight against the disease. The treatment options are getting better and better and increase the chances of recovery. Particular attention is paid to the ion beam therapy. This high-precision and very effective form of radiation can be used to treat cancer tumors and keep the distressing side effects of conventional radiotherapy to a minimum. Lees verder

High-compression turbopumps cut costs, reduce complexity in UHV applications

January 30, 2021

An in-house experimental study by Pfeiffer Vacuum makes the case for an innovative approach to the pump-down of ultrahigh-vacuum (UHV) systems. Read more [Source: physicsworld.com]

Pfeiffer Vacuum awarded supply contract from TU Darmstadt for DREEBIT ion beam system

December 12, 2020

Pfeiffer Vacuum has been awarded a major contract from the Technical University of Darmstadt for the delivery of a DREEBIT ion beam system for use at the Technical University of Darmstadt’s Institute of Nuclear Physics. The Darmstadt researchers in the LaserSpHERe working group conduct precision experiments involving the interface of atomic, nuclear and particle physics. The research focuses on the laser spectroscopy of highly charged ions and exotic short-lived isotopes. Read more

Pfeiffer Vacuum presents new turbopump for ion implantation applications HiPace 2800 IT

November 21, 2020

With the HiPace 2800 IT Pfeiffer Vacuum presents a turbopump especially dedicated for ion implantation applications. The sophisticated rotor design of the turbopump results in an optimized pumping speed for light gases. This ensures very good process adaption for ion implantation processes, were hydrogen is the most accumulating gas. Read more

Technology from Pfeiffer Vacuum on board the international space station ISS

November 14, 2020

In mid 2011, Pfeiffer Vacuum delivered turbopumps and vacuum gauges to EADS Astrium Space Transportation for use in an experiment on board the international space station (ISS). The turbopump is based on the HiPace 80 model which, together with the vacuum gauges, was adapted to the special conditions encountered in space through a co-creative process in cooperation with the client. Read more

The oil-free process pumps of the XN Series

November 10, 2020

Experience the oil-free process pumps of the XN Series from Pfeiffer Vacuum. Based on the concept of proven and energy efficient multi-stage Roots pumps and enhanced by innovative XN technology, the XN Series is designed to answer the need of reliable vacuum pumps for corrosive processes. Watch the video

Vacuum chamber for “CHEOPS” space mission

October 31, 2020

It is extremely important for the success of the CHEOPS mission that the telescope operates reliably and with high precision. This requires exact preparation and numerous tests. Read more

Calibration of vacuum gauges and helium test leaks

October 22, 2020

The quality of each production process depends on the accurate control of measuring instruments. Chapter 7.6 of the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008 requires the control of monitoring and measuring instruments. Accordingly, all measuring instruments must be regularly calibrated against to standards that are traceable to national or international standards. Read more

Leak Testing Services

September 18, 2020

Leak tests play an important role in our daily safety, environmental protection and the reliability of production processes and products of our daily life. From feasibility studies to contract leak testing, residual gas analyses or the development of test procedures, our worldwide application laboratories for leak testing technology offer a wide range of services. Read more

Process optimization for rotary vane pumps

July 21, 2020

Rotary vane pumps are subjected to severe stress by certain process gases and operating modes. Optimal protection for the pump can be provided by using auxiliary gases. The combination of gas ballast and flushing gas in this form is available only from Pfeiffer Vacuum. Watch the video

Research facility of superlatives: the European XFEL

July 18, 2020

3,4 km. This is the length of the European XFEL. Xray flashes are used for natural science experiments, like the observation of chemical reactions or the determination of virus structures. Without vacuum technology, the European XFEL could not operate. Pfeiffer Vacuum has developed and supplied many parts, which have been specifically aligned to the requirements of the XFEL. Read more

GSD 350 gas analyzers for atmospheric pressure | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

July 1, 2020

Experience our new OmniStar and ThermoStar GSD 350: Compact, portable benchtop analyzers for analyzing gases at atmospheric pressure. They are particularly used for applications in chemical processes, in the semiconductor industry, metallurgy, fermentation, catalysis, freeze-drying and in environmental analysis. Watch the video

The ASM 306 S helium and hydrogen sniffer leak detector for easy and accurate full-time sniffing operations

May 29, 2020

Leakage control using sniffing measurements before the final refrigerant gas charge, is one of the last steps of the production process. This requires the highest testing reliability to increase productivity and quality levels. The ASM 306 S helps to meet those challenges. Read more


HiScroll ® Episode 2 – DRY | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

May 22, 2020

Today it is all about the keyword dry and the pumping principle with its benefits of the scroll technology. Experience more about all the key features of the new HiScroll – the oil-free vacuum pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum. Next time it is all about the keyword quiet. Stay tuned for more!

HiScroll ® Episode 1 – INTRO | by Pfeiffer Vacuum

May 15, 2020

Experience more about our new HiScroll – the oil-free vacuum pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum. Directly from our endurance test lab we will explain you, what it is all about the keywords dry, quiet and intelligent. Stay tuned for more.

Pfeiffer Vacuum supplies turbopumps for GANIL large-scale research facility in France

May 14, 2020

Pfeiffer Vacuum has received several major orders from the French large-scale research facility GANIL (Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds) (National Large Heavy Ion Accelerator) for the supply of turbopumps and custom vacuum chambers. Read more

Pfeiffer Vacuum showcases Hena 50 and Hena 70 powerful vacuum pumps for mass spectrometer systems

April 20, 2020

Hena 50 and 70 are single-stage, oil-sealed rotary vane pumps which were specially developed for the demanding requirements of mass spectrometer systems. They achieve pumping speeds of between 32 and 59 m3/h, depending on their size and speed of rotation. Their integrated oil mist separator ensures clean exhaust air. They are equipped with a frequency converter that enables them to be used worldwide with single-phase input and identical pump capacity for 50 and 60 Hz. Read more

Manufacturing at Pfeiffer Vacuum

April 2, 2020

Experience the manufacturing expertise and operational excellence of Pfeiffer Vacuum. Take a look inside our worldwide production facilities and learn more about our lean, agile processes and high manufacturing standards.

HiScroll ® the oil-free vacuum pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum

March 16, 2020

Experience our new HiScroll – the oil-free vacuum pumps by Pfeiffer Vacuum in 3D! The HiScroll series consists of three dry and hermetically sealed scroll pumps with a nominal pumping speed of 6 – 20 m³ / h. The pumps are especially characterized by their high performance when evacuating against atmosphere due to their unique features. Their powerful IPM* synchronous motors achieve an efficiency that is up to 15% higher than that of conventional drives.

ATC by Pfeiffer Vacuum receives FDA Approval for Pharmaceutical Package Leak Testing

February 20, 2020

Pfeiffer Vacuum has announced that the ATC by Pfeiffer Vacuum Mass Extraction leak testing process meets FDA standard F3287 for leak testing. This shortens the FDA approval process for pharmaceutical products that require leak testing significantly. Companies that utilize the ATC leak testing process will save hundreds of hours of paperwork for the approval application. Read more

Leak detector ASM 306 S

January 31, 2020

Do you need easy, fast and repeatable measurements to increase your productivity and enhance your quality level? The ASM 306 S will help you to meet those challenges, whether Helium or Hydrogen is used as tracer gas. Read more

Leak detection

January 25, 2020

Pfeiffer Vacuum unites the leading pioneers in the field of leak detection with a broad portfolio of different leak testing technologies. Read more