Leak detection centre of excellence


17 May 2022
The new Leak Detection Centre of Excellence and Custom Engineered Vacuum System manufacturing facility in Indianapolis

Pfeiffer Vacuum, a leading provider of vacuum and leak detection solutions, has opened up a new 40,000 square foot facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The new facility serves North American customers in all technological questions around leak detection and high-vacuum technology, focusing on semiconductor applications, medical devices, consumer electronics, pharmaceutical, automotive and industries. The new building includes a CNC machine shop and modular assembly bays to support air and helium leak detection as well as custom engineered vacuum systems. 

A new application laboratory will be of great benefit to customers by offering in-person or interactive customer training and demonstrations. Customers will be able to have parts tested on all Pfeiffer Vacuum leak detection technologies such as air, helium and hydrogen test methods and determine which is the best for their application. Using the newly created multimedia production center, Pfeiffer Vacuum will document the optimal solution. The company can also offer remote, interactive training so that customers can conveniently become more proficient in using Pfeiffer Vacuum leak testing equipment.

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Pfeiffer Vacuum has also established a custom engineered vacuum solutions team that provides engineering, designing, manufacturing and training. Pfeiffer Vacuum partners with customers to understand their vacuum needs and to provide them turnkey solutions. The custom vacuum systems utilize Pfeiffer Vacuum’s extensive range of vacuum products. This includes pumps, pressure gauges, gas analyzers, leak detectors as well as a complete line of fittings, valves and custom chambers. To ensure system performance, vacuum training and field service are offered. This enables the customers to focus on their core competency and not have to worry about vacuum system design.

Energy-conscious design 

The design of the new building also considers the sustainability approach of Pfeiffer Vacuum. Thanks to the implementation of a high quality, efficient roof insulation, the energy consumption for heating and cooling will be significantly reduced. In addition, charging stations for electrical vehicles have been installed. By maximizing the use of daylight as a natural light source for the working stations, energy use is further decreased. All assembly and machining areas are designed for employee safety and comfort, including an improved air handling and segmented work spaces, which provide for intuitive social distancing.