Vacuum Viewports

How Are Vacuum Viewports Used?

Monitor your equipment or transmit energy into a sealed system using vacuum viewports by Complete Hermetics. Review the common uses of viewports and compare window materials today to find a product that fits your laser or infrared needs.

Typical Uses

The most basic use of a vacuum viewport is a window to view the interior of a sealed system. This application can assist you in monitoring the performance components in a vacuum. A more common application of hermetic viewports is to allow a wide spectrum of light to pass through in one or both directions.

Infrared and laser lights require a hermetic viewport to be transmitted through an otherwise sealed environment. A viewport plays a unique role in allowing a single type of light or wide spectrum light to send energy in and out of the hermetically sealed system. Here are a few industries where these components are commonly used:

  • Defense industry
  • Medical endoscopic fields
  • Space industry
  • Laser designation systems

Common Viewport Materials

Vacuum windows need to use specific materials to allow energy to pass through without compromising the structure of the chamber. These are the most common materials used by Complete Hermetics to create viewport windows:

  • Zinc selenide
  • Fused silica
  • Sapphire
  • Magnesium fluoride
  • Glass

Explore our line of vacuum viewports today if you need a customized solution for your infrared, laser or optical application. Work with Complete Hermetics to achieve industry-leading quality control using standard or customized viewport solutions.

Vacuum Viewports

The Quick Guide to Vacuum Viewports

When you have a vacuum system, the viewport is an optical component that provides energy transmission in and out of the system. These are hermetically sealed and ensure high-functioning. Here is what you should now.

Vacuum Viewports Explained

You may choose vacuum viewports when you can reach the target in the chamber in a straight line. In other cases, you may be able to use a small number of mirrors to reach the target directly. A vacuum viewport may have two components. The flange and window both need to be designed utilizing the best materials possible. The windows, for instance, may be made from the following materials:

  • Sapphire
  • Fused Silica
  • Glass

The flanges, on the other hand may use:

  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Kovar

Neither of these lists are exclusive. Viewports may be manufactured with a number of different materials.

Applications for Vacuum Viewports

A vacuum viewport is hermetically sealed, to ensure that any mechanical devices perform at the highest and most efficient capacity. When you choose a vacuum viewport, you can use the components in infrared, laser and optical applications. If you’re worried about the viewports fitting the needs of your machine, they can satisfy a wide variety of requirements.

In terms of vacuum systems, a vacuum viewport is necessary for high-functioning. Your materials and needs, of course, will be dependent on the type of system that you own. It’s important to keep that in mind when making your choice.