The Fundamentals of Surface Science

Surface science studies concerned with solid materials are often conducted under controlled vacuum conditions. Learn more, with Allectra.

Why Use a Sapphire Viewport?

In this blog post, Allectra explores when and why you might use a sapphire viewport in high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum applications.

High Voltage Feedthroughs from Allectra

High voltage electrical feedthroughs are used extensively in high vacuum and UHV conditions. Learn more about Allectra’s range of high-performance products.

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Electrical feedthroughs by type and application

Allectra is an established Electrical feedthrough specialist with over twelve years experience manufacturing and supplying a wide range of feedthroughs for customers all over the world. The Sub-miniature D Type feedthrough is based on the electronics industry standard MIL-C-24308. These are available as  9, 15, 25, 37 and 50 way feedthroughs and also multiple and custom feedthrough flanges. Accessories include …

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Allectra Limited is ISO 9001 certified

October 2015: Allectra Limited is registered in recognition of a quality management system demonstrated in conformance with ISO 9001. The directors and management at Allectra Limited are committed to the continual development of its quality management system (ISO9001:2008) and its associated procedures and objectives, required to maintain the culture and toolset for continual improvement, process efficiency and effectiveness. The engagement of internal …

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Allectra create a ‘Cryo’ feedthrough for University of Nottingham

September 2015: Allectra recently supplied a ‘Cryo’ feedthrough assembly to the Ultracold Atoms Lab, Quantum Technology Hub at the University of Nottingham. This component will be used for experiments where cold atoms are used to probe samples to measure their magnetic fields or probe their current paths when current is sent through the samples. To achieve these results, there is a …

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Allectra build an Elephant Pump in Africa through AquAid

July 2015: We at Allectra are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day. As a result, we decided to invest in a water dispenser from AquAid. Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with …

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Summer Stock Sale

June 2015: Special offer prices and big discounts on limited stock are available until the end of August or until stock runs out. Included in Sale - SUB-D FEEDTHROUGH 9,15,25 WAY ON C40 FLANGE DN40CF MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE VIEWPORT, 22.8mm VIEW DIAMETER DN40CF ZINC SELENIDE VIEWPORT, VIEW DIAMETER 22.8mm PLUS assorted Feedthroughs, Connectors, Cables, Hardware. Full list PDF Please quote reference: ...
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Custom Manufacturing at Allectra

May 2015: The Allectra Group has this year continued to invest in it’s custom manufacturing and design departments in both the UK and Germany. In the last few years, the company has shifted from distribution and assembly to developing and manufacturing our own product ranges. As well as a manufacturing facility in Berlin, we have a new purpose-built facility in East …

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Mario Peli appointed new MD for Allectra Limited

January 2015: Mario Peli has been appointed Managing Director of Allectra Limited, with overall responsibility for manufacturing, engineering and technical sales from the UK. Mario has overseen the acquisition and set up of the new Allectra facility in East Sussex and will work closely with the Managing Director of the Allectra Group, Dr Bernhard Luckscheiter, based in Berlin. The East ...
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PT100 Resistors now available with a screw clamp mounting

December 2014: Allectra offers a wide range PT100 resistor for precise temperature measurement between -200°C and +750°C. The class A resistor offers very low tolerances and a higher stability than thermocouples. The resistor is offered on its own, with 3 or 4 cables connected and as a set including thermal contact foil and screw-on clamp. Image: 343-PT100-C1, Actual dimensions 1.6mm x …

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On-going investment for Allectra in 2014

October 2014: 2014 has been a year of on-going investment for Allectra – the new UK facility has been re-equipped with new machines and we have welcomed some new technical team members. We have undertaken a thorough review of in-house critical processes and it has all led to the successful scaling up of our production and manufacturing capabilities. Recent custom …

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Allectra open a dedicated Italian office in Rome

October 2014: Allectra has opened a dedicated Allectra Italia office in Rome in response to the growth of our vacuum science solutions market in Italy. Opposite: DN200 ISO-F custom flange with 10 x Sub-D 37, manufactured for INFN in Frascati Allectra has seen a steady increase in sales of specialist feedthroughs and custom fabrications as we continue to expand in …

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New UK facility now open

February 2014: Allectra’s new facility to expand manufacturing capabilities is now open Allectra has opened a new facility on the site of its former offices and workshops at Sheffield Park, East Sussex. The company has seen strong growth of custom High Vacuum equipment sales to High Technology industries both in the UK, and in export markets in France, Italy, India …

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Allectra part of a consortium to win funding to re-think the train

November 2013: Revolution VLR Consortium wins funding to re-think the train Revolution VLR (Very Light Rail) Consortium is one of the first four of eight entrants to have been awarded investment as a result of entering the Radical Train competition, run by the UK rail industry's Enabling Innovation Team. The investments, which are the first substantial tranche of competition funding ...
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Allectra support a Future Pathways event in Scotland

November 2013: Allectra support a Future Pathways event in Scotland The company will be at Clydeview Academy, the last week in November, to discuss a career in the High Technology sector with local students. The aim of the event is to inspire young people to think about future careers and opportunities by helping them develop knowledge and understanding of employment ...
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New Releases from Allectra

May 2013: New Releases from Allectra Radiation resistant wire with PEEK insulation. These PEEK insulated cables combine high radiation resistance and a very high insulation resistance over a broad temperature range. These are outstanding properties for use in Ultra High Vacuum systems. The low water absorption in air (0.1%) combined with a high diffusion rate of water also makes it …

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Allectra Opens Allectra Italia

September 2011: Allectra Italia Opens Allectra are pleased to announce the launch of their Italian operation, a joint-venture between Allectra and Ecovide Srl. Allectra Italia will join the existing global sales and service network which supports the design and manufacture of Allectra's High Vacuum and Ultra High Vacuum components. The range includes custom solutions and new products developed by Allectra ...
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Allectra Boosts Secure Payment Facilities

September 2011: Allectra Add An Extra Level Of Security To Their Payment Facility Worldwide Allectra is now offering customers the opportunity to pay by credit or debit card using a secure online payment system operated by PayPal for Business. With this new system, customer security is enhanced and payment can be conveniently made with VISA, MasterCard or American Express in ...
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Allectra To Distribute HVA Valves In Europe

June 2011: Allectra And HVA Enter A European Vacuum Technology Distribution Partnership Allectra are pleased to announce a distribution partnership with American based, High Technology manufacturer HVA. Allectra will be selling their 4000 Series Angle Valve, 81000 Series Aluminium Gate Valve, Harsh Process Valve for high particle or high risk processes and other components alongside the Allectra range of vacuum …