Posts with the tag vacuum technology

Oerlikon Leybold IONIVAC ITR 90 Vacuum Gauge

The ITR 90 transmits the measured values via RS232. The protocol is given in the detailed manual.


I wrote a software to read out the vacuum gauge with you computer:


RS232 Connector

Mapping of the RS232 port to the DSUB15 connector on ITR90:

Connector DSUB15 Meaning RS232
Pin 13 TxD (Transmit Data)
Pin 14 RxD (Receive...

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Agilent XGS-600 Vacuum Gauge Controller

Product Description

The XGS-600 Gauge Controller accepts any of three different kinds of gauge cards which, between them, operate all Agilent vacuum gauges. Choose from

  • Convection gauges such as thermocouple or ConvecTorr
  • Hot filament ion gauges
  • Inverted magnetron (cold cathode or Penning) gauges

Up to six cards can be installed in the XGS-600 Controller, in...

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Control the 6 channel Pfeiffer MaxiGauge TPG 256A pressure gauge controller via Python

update in 2014: The script from this blog post evolved into its own Python software repository on Github: pklaus/MaxiGauge. Please use that for the latest code and functionality.

original post:

I wrote a Python module for this pressure gauge controller. The module can be found on Using the module...

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