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Leybold

the cern large hadron
collider uses leybold
vacuum technology.

Tech Pioneer

leybold leads the way in innovative vacuum
technologies. by alan dorich
Before satellites are launched into
space, they are tested to ensure they
can operate in the extreme conditions
of space. Leybold plays an important
part in the success of satellite missions, with its vacuum technology.
This also includes testing satellite
thrusters by recreating "the ultra-low
pressures you would find in outer
space," Leybold North America President Carl Brockmeyer says. "We are

truly a pioneer, not just in the industry, but also in the vacuum technology itself."
Based in Export, Pa., Leybold provides vacuum solutions for research,
as well as manufacturing and analytical processes. "It is actually the oldest vacuum company in the world,"
Brockmeyer says, adding that the firm
began operations in 1850.
He explains that Leybold has a long

history of pioneering cutting edge
products, most notably, the invention
of the first molecular pump in 1909.
The molecular pump is the forbearer of modern turbomolecular pump
technology. Another recent example
is the DRYVAC series, a dry compressing vacuum pump product line.
"A lot of the technologies that we
developed decades ago are still in use
today," says Brockmeyer. "However,
innovation has always been our forte
as we continually focus on pushing
the envelope of our existing technologies to deliver world class products.
We pride ourselves on being the leader in our field." Today, the company

Leybold / www.leybold.com / HQ: Export, Pa., and Cologne, Germany / Employees: 1,700 (worldwide) / Carl Brockmeyer: "With our technology, we enable the processes of our customers, increase their production efficiency and help them take their research to the next level."

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