The METALLIC FLEX edge welded bellows is a leakproof pipe section, which is made of metal and is flexible. With these wanted properties it flexibilizes a number of parts in industrial vacuum apparatuses and research equipment. It allows movement of the adjacent parts, mainly in direction of the bellows length axis and keeps leakproof even for UHV.
Because of the bellows' low spring rate it eases assembly, eases shifting and compensates easy disalignment. Actuators can be designed small.
You will find METALLIC FLEX bellows in: Huge equipment for Coating of glass, day and night run DVD-production-equipment, superclean semicon-wafer-production, hot furnaces for crystal growth, research equipment to analyse materials and for developing new cost effective physical processes.