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LACO Technologies 24-7 Support

LACO Now Offers 24/7 Support!

We are proud to announce the exciting launch of our new 24/7 support service. You can now contact LACO Technologies any time (twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week) to receive support right when you need it. By offering competent and responsive technical support we hope to increase your uptime. Read more

Vacuum Bake-Out of Parts - Vacuum Ovens - LACO Technologies

Vacuum Bake-Out of Parts

In this article we will cover the topic of vacuum baking of components to clean them for use in ultra high vacuum or ultra high purity systems. In these cases, the components are typically heated to an elevated temperature while under high vacuum to remove the small amounts of residual water vapor, cleaning residues or other contaminants that may have absorbed onto the surface of the part. In this case, the amount of water vapor and other contaminants removed is typically quite low compared to other vacuum drying methods like freeze drying. For applications where large amounts of water or other solvents are removed from a product refer to our previous article: Vacuum Drying: Removing Bulk and Absorbed Water (or other solvents) From a Product. Read more

LACO Technologies Mexico

LACO is Proud to Announce Our New Sales and Service Center in México

LACO Technologies is excited to announce the launch of LACO Technologies México. This new office will be managed by Mr. Hermann Reese, who has over 20 years of vacuum technology and leak testing experience in Mexico. Hermann has experience in an array of industries and applications which makes him well equipped to provide sales, support, and repair services to LACO’s customers in Mexico. Read more »

Altitude Simulation for Transportation Testing of Packaging - Vacuum Chamber

Altitude Simulation for Transportation Testing of Packaging

Just as a high altitude mountain climber will experience lower oxygen levels due to reduced atmospheric pressure, packaging will be exposed to pressure changes associated to high altitude transportation. Simulation testing can be done to determine the effect on the packaging. Altitude simulation using a vacuum chamber is one form of test for the effects packaging may experience during transportation. Altitude simulation systems may also include vibration, heating and/or cooling controls to simulate other environmental conditions. Read more »

Vacuum Degassing Hydraulic and Other Oils

Vacuum Degassing Hydraulic and Other Oils

Vacuum degassing of oils (hydraulic oil, hydrocarbon oil, transformer oil, turbine oil, brake fluid, hydraulic brake oil, etc.) is a common process to improve purity and remove dissolved air. The working fluid in hydraulic systems typically absorbs or dissolves air readily through pressure seals and pumps suction lines, as well as during system flushing and filling. Air introduced into such a system is dissolved or entrained in the oil. Any significant accumulation of air in a hydraulic system adversely affects various physical properties of the oil and can result in sudden and often disastrous failure of hydraulically operated components. Read more »


NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission Will Use Vacuum Chamber for Testing Spacecraft Instruments

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission will send a spacecraft in September 2016 to the asteroid Bennu in order to extract a sample and bring it back to earth. Bennu is a carbon-rich asteroid that records the earliest history of our Solar System, and by studying a piece of it we could discover the origin of life. Bennu is also one of the most potentially hazardous asteroids. It has a relatively high probability of impacting the Earth late in the 22nd century. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu’s physical and chemical properties. This will be critical for future scientists to know when developing an impact mitigation mission. Read more »

vacuum drying system - pharmceuticals and medical devices

Vacuum Drying: Removing Bulk and Absorbed Water (or other solvents) From a Product

In this post, we will cover the topic of vacuum drying by using vacuum and heat to remove bulk and absorbed water or other solvents from a product. The liquid to be removed is typically a naturally occurring part of the product, a residue from a previous operation, or is used to dissolve, mix, or apply a chemical as part of the process design. Though freeze drying utilizes vacuum in the drying process, the freeze drying process will not be covered here. Additionally, the process of vacuum baking to remove small amounts of water and other contaminants from a product for high purity applications will be covered in a future post. Read more »

Vacuum Degassing System Article on Composites World

Vacuum Degassing System Used by NONA Composites to Create Part for NASA

LACO Technologies has provided a vacuum degassing system used by NONA Composites to create a part for NASA’s space program reports this blog posting by Composites World magazine. Once again, LACO Technologies is proud to provide vacuum systems used by leading manufacturers to produce or test parts bound for future space missions. Read more »

Space Simulation Vacuum Systems

Space Simulation On A Down to Earth Budget

LACO received a request to design a cost-effective, space simulation vacuum system from a university that is testing items that will be used in the space program. Their requirements were for the system to be capable of achieving tested part temperatures ranging from 60˚C down to -40˚ C with a temperature variation of ±3˚ C. Read more »

vacuum chamber system for altitude testing

LACO Develops New technology to Match Customer Needs

We recently shipped a job for a client who needed a vacuum system for altitude testing, specifically to fulfill the requirements of ASTM Test D6653 “Standard Test Methods for Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method”. This test simulates the effects that a product would be subjected to in the cargo hold of an aircraft. Read more »

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