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New Employee at Torr – Edward Wilson

New Employee at Torr – Edward Wilson

Torr would like to introduce their newest employee, Edward Wilson. Ed graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BSc in product design and modern materials. In the 10 years since his graduation, he has since been working within the vacuum industry where he has...

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CERN Windows

CERN Windows

Torr were recently commissioned to produce some special windows for CERN.  The windows were welded into a pre-machined body and then subjected to a high-pressure test. The application for the windows is the Beam-Gas-Curtain instrument (wepb16.pdf (cern.ch)). The LHC...

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Tribute to Angus Macleod

Tribute to Angus Macleod

TSL would like to offer our condolences to the family and colleagues of Professor Emeritus H. Angus Macleod, a giant of the thin-film world. Angus published many papers and books and was a founding partner, along with his wife Ann, behind Thin Film Centre, a family...

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KBr viewports and Parylene coating

KBr viewports and Parylene coating

Torr Scientific offer a range of Infrared vacuum windows using a range of materials.  One such material is potassium bromide (KBr).  Under standard conditions KBr is a white crystalline powder, but it can also be manufactured in optical blanks which can be ground and...

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Distributor Spotlight – Australian Vacuum Services

Distributor Spotlight – Australian Vacuum Services

Torr scientific has many global distributors which includes our friends on the opposite side of the planet - Australian Vacuum Services (AVS). Headed up by Andy Taylor and Laurens Willems, they both have a vast knowledge of ultra-high vacuum and nanotechnology...

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Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT)

Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT)

Work is ongoing at TSL to better understand and characterize the LIDT (laser-induced damage threshold) of our coated viewports and optics. We currently specify a CW (continuous wave) threshold of 500 W cm-2 at 530 nm. For each individual customer requirement, this...

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New faces at Torr

New faces at Torr

Torr Scientific would like to welcome our new members of staff. Starting from the right we have; Maisie-Rose Coleman, Alex Vanbergen, & Paul Pringle.Maisie-Rose has joined us under a government apprentice scheme, she is currently working in the purchasing...

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UK at CERN 2021

UK at CERN 2021

Torr Scientific attended a virtual meeting held over 2 days in March.Organised by the Department for International trade, the Science and Technolgy Facilities Council, & CERN.The inspiration behind the meeting was to introduce members of CERN to UK businesses and...

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Re-Entrant Viewports

Re-Entrant Viewports

Torr have manufactured customised re-entrant viewports in a wide range of sizes, lengths, mounting flanges, and optical materials.The re-entrant viewport is used to insert a device directly into the vacuum system whilst it remains at atmospheric pressure.This allows...

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Shadowgraph

Shadowgraph

Torr Scientific has recently invested in a new shadowgraph profile projector for the factory.It will be used by our inspectors to check a wide variety of parts quickly and accurately, saving time and improving productivity. The shadowgraph works like this: A beam of...

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Torr manufactured over 5,000 viewports

Torr manufactured over 5,000 viewports

In the twelve months between September 2019 and August 2020, Torr Scientific manufactured over 5,000 viewports.These were on a variety of different flanges combined with a variety of materials. The most popular flange size was NW40KF, and the most popular material was...

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Agilent Cary 5000 UV-vis-NIR Spectrophotometer

Agilent Cary 5000 UV-vis-NIR Spectrophotometer

Towards the end of 2020, with our previous UV-vis-NIR (ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared) spectrophotometer nearing the end of its useful life, TSL took the decision to invest in a high-end replacement from Agilent. In December 2020, our new Agilent Cary 5000...

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