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Vacuum Grease and Epoxy

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Vacuum Grease and Vacuum Epoxy




  • Vacuum-Compatible Grease to 10-9 Torr
  • Vacuum Epoxy Seals Leaks Down to 10-9 Torr
  • Excellent for Vacuum and Non-Vacuum Applications

 

Vacuum Epoxy
Thorlabs' Vacuum Epoxy can be used to seal leaks in vacuum equipment down to 10-9 Torr. This line of epoxy can form a high-strength, long-term bond with metals, ceramics, or glass and does not require solvent to evaporate. Please note that epoxy resins are prone to solidification or crystallization.  If this occurs, the product can easily be returned to a liquid state by immersing the tube in warm [approximately 100 °F (38 °C)] water for 30 minutes. Ensure all material is melted prior to use. Allow the resin component to return to room temperature prior to mixing with the hardener. 

Silicone Vacuum Grease
Silicone grease, a general laboratory lubricant, works over a higher temperature range (-40 °C to 260 °C) than hydrocarbon greases. Silicone grease can be used for both vacuum and non-vacuum applications, such as lubricating rubber gaskets, glass-to-rubber boundaries, and water-treating equipment.

Apiezon Grease
For higher vacuum requirements, Thorlabs offers apiezon grease, which contains PTFE for higher lubricity and has an optimal working range of 10 °C to 30 °C. Apiezon grease is recommended for both general applications and vacuum applications down to 10-9 Torr. This grease comes in a syringe for easy use and is ideal for re-lubricating the leadscrew threads of our Z8 and ZST actuators.

 


Vacuum Epoxy
* Seals Leaks in Vacuum Equipment Down to 10-9 Torr
* Forms a Reliable, High Strength, Long-Term Bond with Metals, Ceramics, or Glass
* No Solvent Necessary to Evaporate
* Hardens in 1 Hour at Room Temperature, Cures in 24 Hours
* Hardens in 30 Minutes at 60 °C, Cures in 90 Minutes
* Mixing Ratio: 2 Parts Resin to 1 Part Hardener
* 82 g (2.9 oz) Base Resin, 36 g (1.3 oz) Hardener

 

Please note that epoxy resins are prone to solidification or crystallization.  If this occurs, the product can easily be returned to a liquid state by immersing the tube in warm [approximately 100 °F (38 °C)] water for 30 minutes. Ensure all material is melted prior to use. Allow the resin component to return to room temperature prior to mixing with the hardener.

 

Vacuum Grease
* Higher Temperature Range (-40 °C to 260 °C) than Hydrocarbon Greases
* Recommended for 1x10-6 Torr Vacuums
* Resistant to Most Chemicals
* 150 g (5.3 oz)

This silicone grease is very popular as a general laboratory lubricant and is commonly used as a stopcock grease, to lubricate synthetic or silicone rubber gaskets, or at glass-to-rubber boundaries. However, it should not be used on fluorosilicone O-rings and gaskets. In addition, the lubricant can also be used for a wide array of non-vacuum applications such as the lubrication of water-treating equipment, general laboratory equipment, or O-rings for binoculars and telescopes. It can also be used to prevent fogging on delicate lenses and mirrors.

 

Apiezon Grease for Z8 and ZST Actuators
* 1.5 cc Syringe of Apiezon 100 Grease
* Vacuum-Compatible Grease to 10-9 Torr
* Prolongs Actuator Lifetime
* Ready to Dispense

This Apiezon grease, which is ideal for re-lubricating the leadscrew threads of our Z8 and ZST actuators, has excellent anti-seize properties. It contains PTFE for higher lubricity, is recommended for both general use and vacuum applications down to 10-9 Torr, and has an optimal working range of 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F). The grease comes in a syringe for easy application.

Note: It is recommended that the leadscrews of the Z8 and ZST motors be lubricated every 50,000 cycles or 6 months.

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