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Vacuum pick-up tools

Vacuum pick-up tools are ideal for picking up flat, lightweight items without touching them by hand or with sharp tools – ensuring delicate items or surfaces will not be scratched. Vacuum pick-up tools can be used for coverslips, Si substrates, quartz substrates, small componets, parts and many other samples.

The lifting capacity of the vacuum pick-up tools depends on:

  • Vacuum generated in the vacuum pick-up tool
  • Nature of the material surface
  • Size of the pick-up cup –  see lifting capacity table below.

The lifting capacity and lifting time both increases when surfaces are flat and smooth (polished). Vacuum pick-up pens will not work on porous surfaces. Vacuum pick-up tools consist of  a body to generate vacuum, interchangeable vacuum needle tips and vacuum cups which fit on the needles to increase lifting capacity.

Both of the Micro-Tec vacuum pick-up tools offered are ESD safe to avoid static discharge:

  • Micro-Tec ESD safe mini vacuum pick-up tool with a bulb type vacuum pump
  • Micro-Tec ESD safe vacuum pick-up pen with a high performance piston-type vacuum pump
Needle/cup size diameter in mm Estimated lifting capacity (g)
1.3mm tip (18 gauge) only < 1
1.9mm tip (16 gauge) only 1
3mm vacuum cup 7
4mm vacuum cup 12
5mm vacuum cup 18
6mm vacuum cup 25
7mm vacuum cup 35
9mm vacuum cup 55
10mm vacuum cup 70

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