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airlock

An intermediate, enclosed chamber of a vacuum or pressure system through which an object may be passed, as in electron microscopy, without effectively changing the vacuum or pressure of the main body of the system.
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The Armadillo airlock valve has a durable enclosure making it useful in controlling dust in windy outdoor applications or in applications where the valve is not positioned close to the collection container.
Based on the product manager's recommendations, Schaffer made the decision to replace Wagner Quarry's problematic rotary airlock valves with low-cost trickle valves.
Although Airlock are based in Brussels, they are planning a tour next year and hope to stop off in Scotland.
An optional airlock may be added for sample transfer without compromising the glove box atmosphere.
Components include vacuum loaders, pressure and vacuum blower packages, dense-phase (batch and continuous), rotary airlock valves, blade-line diverters, paralel-tunnel diverters, scale valves, scale hoppers, filters, and complete process-control capabilities.
5 tonne airlock so the station's crew can walk in space.
Contract notice: Software maintenance of various airlock licenses.
A system controller starts and stops each discharger's rotary airlock valve to weigh ingredients, first at high feed rate for rapid filling, then at dribble feed rate, stopping material flow once the accurate batch weight has been discharged.
Compact airlock sieve features a validatable pneumatic clamping system that offers large improvements in product containment and operator health and safety.
Access to samples is expedited through a secure airlock system.
TAPS which splutter or don't work at all may be due to an airlock in the system.
SPACEHAB's ESP2, a modified version of the Company's Integrated Cargo Carrier system, will be permanently attached to the ISS airlock and house critical replacement parts for use by the astronaut crews.