How Does a Vacuum Glove Box Work?
A vacuum glove box is a fairly simple piece of equipment consisting of a vacuum chamber with gloves extending into it. A vacuum pump pulls the air out of the chamber, creating a low-pressure, low-moisture environment, and the gloves allow the operator to manipulate anything inside in the chamber. Often this is combined with the re-introduction of inert gases into the chamber such as nitrogen or argon, allowing the operator to do experiments or perform other operations on the contents of the chamber in an inert atmosphere that prevents contamination with reactive gases like oxygen or liquids like water. This also adds an element of safety because an inert atmosphere is non-combustible. Most vacuum glove boxes are made out of acrylic, allowing the operator to easily see inside the chamber while they’re working on the chamber contents.
Vacuum Gauges for Vacuum Glove Boxes
Most vacuum glove boxes operate in rough vacuum (10-3 Torr up to 760 Torr or atmosphere), so any of our rough vacuum gauges are an excellent fit for a wide variety of vacuum glove boxes. For a standalone active gauge, check out the MX2A thermocouple or MX4A convection active vacuum gauges. If you’d prefer a rack mountable controller, check out the MV2A controller and the 2A passive thermocouple vacuum gauge. Not sure which product to choose? Chat with us using the window on the bottom right of this screen, give us a call at +1 215 947 2500, or email us at [email protected]!