Collection: Reduce CO2 emissions with Slim-Line CF Flanges™

The CF (Conflat) flange is a specialized vacuum flange design used in various vacuum systems, particularly in ultra-high vacuum (UHV) applications. These flanges are designed to maintain a secure vacuum seal even under high-temperature conditions. The design of CF flanges has remained largely unchanged since the mid-1950s, and they are typically made from high-quality stainless steel.

However, there is a need to make CF flanges more efficient and environmentally friendly due to rising material costs, storage space constraints, and increasing transportation expenses. The manufacturing of high-quality stainless steel for these flanges contributes to industrial emissions and greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2).

To address these concerns, emios Technologies GmbH from Jena collaborated with the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg to develop a new design called "CF Slim-Line flanges." This project was initiated in 2017 and involved close cooperation with DESY's ITT (Innovation and Technology Transfer) and MDI (Machine Diagnostics and Instrumentation) groups.

The goal of the CF Slim-Line Flanges™ is to reduce the weight and bulkiness of CF vacuum components while maintaining their reliability in maintaining vacuum conditions. This development aims to make vacuum systems more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly by using less material and reducing emissions associated with steel production.

In summary, the CF Slim-Line Flanges™ represent a modernization effort in the field of vacuum technology to address environmental concerns and economic factors while maintaining the high vacuum standards required for various applications.

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