SMD3 - AML’s brand new single-axis bipolar stepper motor drive
Posted on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 11:50
We are pleased to present to you our new SMD3 Stepper Motor Drive. This is a completely re-designed single-channel stepper motor drive, bringing forward the high performance and reliability of the SMD210, while introducing many new transformative features. Combined with the included powerful configuration and control software, the SMD3 is the best way to control our range of UHV-compatible stepper motors. The all-new SMD3 single-axis bipolar stepper motor drive has been engineered to operate vac... Read more
Cutting edge MEMS sensor technology: AGP-1 Active Pirani Gauge
Posted on Thursday 19th March 2020 at 14:00
We’re excited to announce the launch of our new Active Pirani Gauge, the AGP-1. This new vacuum gauge offers best-in class performance by utilizing a MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) heat-loss Pirani sensor with a Piezo diaphragm sensor. The combination of these state-of-the-art sensors provide repeatable and accurate ultra-high vacuum measurements in the range of 1 x 10-6 mBar to 1333 mBar. The AGP Pirani gauge utilises precision digital signal processing and advanced measurement alg... Read more
Our commitment to the environment
Posted on Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 16:14
Arun Microelectronics has always strived to exercise green practices to reduce our carbon footprint, both at our own facility and throughout our supply chain. We proactively monitor and consider the choices made to minimise our negative impact on the environment. Carbon-free energy Our Sussex-based facility is powered by 100% renewable energy from solar, wind and hydro sources; provided by Bulb. This helps us lower our carbon impact by 13,649 kg of CO2 every year. On top of being powered by 100%... Read more
RSX3K6 Ultra High Vacuum Rotation Stage Demonstration Video
Posted on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 at 14:29
Watch our demonstration video for the RSX3K6 Ultra High Vacuum Rotation Stage. The UHV RSX Rotation Stage features a precision cross-roller ring bearing providing high rotational accuracy capable of bearing loads in every direction. It has a 18mm clear aperture, anti-backlash spur gearing and can optionally be fitted with an optical UHV compatible rotary encoder. This video demonstrates the RSX3K6 fitted with the optional optical rotary encoder; showing the 0.1° resolution in full steps and ... Read more
We are pleased to announce the launch of our new NGC3 Ion Gauge Controller
Posted on Tuesday 25th February 2020 at 15:00
Following on from the success of our NGC2D Ion Gauge Controller, we have worked to improve upon the NGC2D platform and are pleased to announce our new NGC3 Ion Gauge Controller. The NGC3 adds support for active gauge pressure measurement, using AML’s AGP-1 Active Pirani Gauge and many other low power active gauges. In addition, the NGC3 introduces four new ion gauge modes of operation, allowing greater control and taking advantage of the wider measurement range offered by the active gauge ... Read more
How does an ion gauge work?
Posted on Monday 9th December 2019 at 11:05
Ion gauge history AML’s nude ionization gauges are designed on the principals explored by Robert T. Bayard and Daniel Alpert in the 1950s. Commonly known as the BAG, or BA gauge, the Bayard-Alpert gauge is an evolution of the triode gauge developed in the early 1900s. The triode gauge used a cylinder as an ion collector. It was capable of measuring down to 10-8 Torr, with the lower pressure limited as a result of soft X-rays generating a photocurrent that added to and was indistinguishable... Read more
What makes AML’s ultra-high vacuum stepper motors unique?
Posted on Thursday 31st October 2019 at 16:22
Stepper motors are particularly attractive for exact positioning in a vacuum because they can precisely position, even without encoder feedback. Compared to motion feed-throughs, stepper motors offer considerable reductions in mechanical complexity and the absence of particle generation from metal to metal sliding surfaces. Vacuum environments pose considerable challenges when operating any type of electrical devices, including stepper motors. Conventional stepper motors are not suited for opera... Read more
Watch our new promotional video
Posted on Tuesday 1st October 2019 at 11:20
Our new promotional video allows you to see inside our modern Sussex-based facility; where we are committed to delivering quality products and superior customer service effectively, efficiently and consistently to our UK and international customers. See why we are a leading global manufacturer of Bayard Alpert Ion Gauges, ultra-high vacuum gauge controllers and ultra-high vacuum stepper motors.... Read more
Arun Microelectronics' brand new website!
Posted on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 15:35
We are pleased to announce the launch of our newly redesigned website. The new look and feel is intended to reflect our forward-thinking and modern approach; while making it easier for you to find out more about us and our products. What’s new? The homepage has been simplified, giving you easy access to our products and our brand-new promotional video. We have made our products easier to navigate. Regional representative contact details are more accessible. Viewing our website on a mobile... Read more
Is The New LHC Run The End Of Particle Physics As We Know It?
Posted on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 8:32
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN facility (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) near Geneva, is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator in the world. It has been used in a large number of experiments, which have proved that the Standard Model of particle physics encompasses essentially every particle that makes up the universe and the forces that act upon them. The most significant of these was the discovery of the Higgs boson, the last particle predicted by th... Read more
What is the Standard Model?
Posted on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 8:36
The Standard Model in particle physics definitely does not suggest that the answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. However, it does give physicists a profound understanding of what life, the universe and everything is made up of. It describes the fundamental particles that essentially make up all matter and the forces that act upon them. CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Research) states that, "how these particles and three of the forces are related to each other is encap... Read more
Taking Steps to Mars
Posted on Monday 29th June 2015 at 17:26
2015 will go down as the year that US space agency NASA brought us the most detailed view of Pluto yet. And in just 15 years time, according to plans already in place, NASA will conduct a manned mission to Mars, which could answer the age-old question of whether there is life on other planets. However, as Mars is approximately 225,300,000 km from the Earth, getting there is no mean feat and will need to be done in stages. Fortunately, through robotic probes and experimentation carried out on t... Read more
Samantha Cristoforetti Breaks a World Record on her First Space Mission
Posted on Wednesday 17th June 2015 at 12:01
Between November 2014 and June 2015, Samantha Cristoforetti broke the world record for the longest space mission by a woman. The previous record was held by Sunita Williams, who spent 195 days in space in 2012. Cristoforetti's record was set by accident when a Russian space agency freighter burnt up on re-entry causing Cristoforetti's return to be delayed by a month while the accident was investigated meaning she spent 199 days in space. This was a mission of firsts: First Mission - First... Read more