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Can Vacuum Drying Expedite Drying Processes?

Vacuum Drying | Can it Expedite Drying Processes? Recently, DigiVac got speaking with some clients about whether the introduction of vacuum could potentially expedite, or speed up, drying processes. Just looking at the method, the answer would seem obvious – especially when put in comparison to simply air drying. However, we wanted to be sure and thus – this experiment was created. Before we begin discussing the experiment, however, some vacuum drying basics should be discussed beforehand. What is Vacuum Drying? Vacuum drying is the “science of removing moisture present in an item or substance through the use of vacuum.”

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How can DigiVac Help with Altitude Simulation Testing?

What is Altitude Simulation? Altitude simulation testing is a process in which various materials and instruments are tested under varying degrees of air pressure – especially low – to test the adaptability and reliability of said materials and instruments. The materials and instruments can be anything from packaging materials to electronics – if it’s going in the sky, an altitude simulation test has probably been done or needs to be done on it. These tests are meant to simulate the different altitudes that these products would have to endure, and to check their reliability when under such pressure changes. There

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How DigiVac Products can Help with Aerospace/Altitude Simulation

Applications | How DigiVac Products can Help with Aerospace/Altitude Simulation Similar to how a majority of people come across items or products that have potentially touched or come into contact with some form of vacuum, people interact with things a plethora of satellites in space have operated or influenced in some way. Examples include using a GPS to get to and from work, making a call to someone in a different country, checking the weather report, or even something as simple as using the Internet. Satellites are an integral part of modern life, whether we realize it or not. However,

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Recap: DigiVac at ACS Spring 2024 – New Orleans, LA

DigiVac @ ACS Spring 2024: New Orleans, LA! The week following St. Patrick’s Day, DigiVac found ourselves at ACS Spring 2024 in New Orleans, LA – which couldn’t be more ideal for the theme of the meeting.  The theme was the Many Flavors of Chemistry, with a variety of topics that explored food and flavors, health and wellness, and diversity in materials. Two of our team members attended it, exhibiting at Booth 2522 where we had a handful of our newest, as well as our most popular, products on display.   Product Recap In addition to the Fyra Vacuum and Temperature

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Recap: DigiVac at PittCon 2024 – San Diego, CA

DigiVac @ PittCon 2024: San Diego, CA! A couple of weeks ago, a few team members got to kick it in sunny, coastal San Diego, CA as DigiVac at PittCon 2024, which was the conference’s 75th conference and exhibition.  While there, we got to exhibit at Booth 1813 where we had some of our products on display.  We brought along some of our newest innovations, alongside a few products from our friends and crowd favorites. Product Recap A general crowd pleaser and favorite, we had our Bullseye Precision Gauges, as well as the Calibration and Catalyst Kits which our Bullseye

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A PID Control Guide: How to Tune Your PID Controller

How to Tune the PID Controller? Tuning for PID control can be a bit complicated, since it’s all about balance and striking the perfect harmony among three different variables.  Finding this balance, however, is how your automated processes will continue running smoothly.  If a system is poorly tuned, several mishaps can happen, such as: Therefore, productivity can be impacted as it can make operators wait, reduce yield, or increase premature failures. For such instances, we have a white paper on our website that goes in depth about PID control in vacuum systems.  Said paper also has a brief explanation on

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Comparing the SNAP, Model 450, and VPC

Which is the Best for You & Your Process? | Comparing the SNAP, Model 450, and VPC This is an overview of three of DigiVac‘s vacuum controllers.  We’ll be comparing the SNAP, Model 450, and the Vapor Pressure Controller (or VPC) – specifically what makes them each unique and what applications or processes they might be most beneficial for. SNAP Features SNAP Overview Starting off with the SNAP, it has the best control with multi-step automation and a vacuum vent control that utilizes proportional or multi-position valves.  It’s also perfect for high and low flow requirements and is compatible with

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How the SNAP External Valve Solves Vent Speed Control

The SNAP Vacuum Controller & Controlling Venting Speed The Issue A customer came to DigiVac and expressed the desire to control a vacuum chamber.  One specific requirement they had was to be able to vent the chamber in X amount of time.  With that in mind, our DigiVac RnD team went to work to take measurements on the venting speed of an off-the-shelf SNAP Vacuum Controller.   Research and Development For some insight, the SNAP Vacuum Controller has a built-in vent valve that allows users to vent to certain setpoints, as well as vent to atmosphere.  Unfortunately, it didn’t vent as

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How Durable Are The Corrosion Resistant Pirani Sensors?

CORROSION RESISTANT SENSORS | How Durable are They? Back in May, an article was released about the new corrosion resistant pirani vacuum sensors.  Previously, sensors were limited due to the exposed materials that were subject to corrosive gasses and aggressive etch processes, which we at DigiVac and our customers have observed as well.   Thus, with the introduction of the corrosion resistant pirani sensors, there exists an option for a more durable vacuum sensor.  These come with a protective coating, acting as a barrier against any aggressive gasses.  It either comes in a ceramic or Parylene coating. CERAMIC VS. PARYLENE Ceramic is advantageous in that it is highly corrosion resistant,

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How to Set a Recipe on the SNAP

How to Set a Recipe on the SNAP How does the SNAP make Vacuum Science Simple? A little while ago, we released a short and simple video about setting a recipe for a SNAP Vacuum Controller, and in today’s blog, we’ll be highlighting in detail how to set a recipe for those who prefer reading instructions.  Now, if you’re new here, you might be wondering: What is a SNAP? SNAP stands for Simple, Nimble, Automatic Process and is a vacuum controller that essentially automates your processes.  It provides precise measurement, control, and venting all in one neat little box that

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