Vacuum Glove Box Series
Cleatechs Vacuum Glove Box has been designed to provide a low-pressure environment within the main chamber. With the help of a vacuum pump, air and other gases are removed from the enclosure by replacing them with nitrogen or argon gas. This creates an inert atmosphere that allows researchers to conduct experiments without the risk of contamination from reactive gases.
Vacuum atmospheres glove box are typically constructed out of acrylic, stainless steel, aluminum. Our series glove box is constructed from 1 thick clear acrylic sheet producing a water-tight and air-tight seal, capable of handling in. Hg negative pressure at an affordable price.
A vacuum glove box allows scientists and researchers to perform a test in a non-combustible environment with the ability to handle objects or non-harmful substances in a simulated environment. Commonly used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, spacecraft engineering, lithium battery development, material science, and chemistry settings. Any industry where a moisture-free and dust-free environment is desired.
Here is a list of other application
- Atmospheric simulation
- Leak testing
- Simulating deep space conditions
- product testing/integrity
- Vacuum distillation
- Vacuum impregnation
We are a leading U.S. manufacturer of glove box and inert gas purification systems.
Glove Boxes Isolators for Labs, Mail Rooms & Clean Rooms
Our isolation glove boxes are available in 1/4 thick clear, or static dissipative acrylic. Constructed to meet the requirements for clean rooms, labs, and mail inspection. Our glove boxes are an ideal solution whether you are working with electronics components or need isolation for mail inspection. For use in ambient temperature applications only.
NOT designed for use with hazardous or explosive materials. Not FDA certified. Not for drawing a vacuum. Will not monitor Oxygen nor Temperature.
ESD Safe glove boxes provide complete electrostatic discharge protection for ESD sensitive environments. Constructed with 1/4 static dissipative acrylic material, and include stainless steel floor plates because for enhanced grounding. Plates also protect the acrylic surface from abrasion.
Clear Acrylic Data Sheet | Static Dissipative Data Sheet
Standard Laboratory Glove Box Features:
- Constructed of 1/4 acrylic material. A clean, inert material which will not out-gas plasticizers that can contaminate sensitive components.
- 8 diameter glove ports.
- Back Removable back wall for easy access and maintenance. Useful for placing & removing larger objects.
- Left Side 10 x 10 Access Door
- Right Side Removable panel gives you the option to add a pass-through chamber at any time.
- Continuous stainless steel door hinges, providing maximum support.
- Recessed, closed-cell neoprene door gaskets and spring loaded latches form an air-tight door seal.
- Heavy-duty, durable construction.
- 1 year structural and mechanical warranty
ESD Features for SD Acrylic Glove Boxes:
- 1/4″ ESD safe static dissipative acrylic (non-out-gassing)
- Prevents buildup of static charge and accumulation of harmful contaminants.
- Electrostatic decay in less than seconds per Federal Test Standard C, Method
- Surface resistivity 1068 Ohms / sq.
- Stainless steel plates provide full conductive grounding. These plates protect acrylic from surface abrasion.
- Grounding wire connects from hinge to hard ground. All plates, latches, and hinges connect to this common ground.
Laboratory Glove Box Standard Options:
- Neoprene or Nitrile Gloves
- Pass-Through Chamber
- Option to Purge your Glove Box & Pass-Through with Nitrogen
- Flowmeter & Continuous Bleeder Valve
- #HM40 Nitro-Save® Humidity Control Monitor or Digital Hygrometer
- Power Cord Exit Port
- Larger glove box models come with your choice of steel stands.
- Stands have the options of lockable brakes or leg levelers.
Glove Box Models:
Small Table Top Glove Box
26W x 20D x 18H
Medium Glove Box w/Stand Option
36W x 24D x 25H
Large 4 Port Glove Box w/Stand Option
60W x 24D x 25H
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TDI Gloveboxes are NOT designed for Vacuum Draw, Oxygen Sensing, nor Temperature Monitoring applications.
Main Uses of Laboratory Glove Boxes
Laboratory glove boxes take the form of hermetic stainless-steel enclosures with a transparent working face, handling gloves, control and regulation units, sophisticated transfer and purification systems. They allow the handling of materials and products which must not come into contact with the ambient air or propagate in the environment.
Components of a Glove Box and Their Roles
Components of a glove box play a specific role in ensuring its proper functioning:
The main chamber of a laboratory glove box is the work area for the operators. All manipulations take place in this hermetically-sealed protective enclosure. It should have one to several transparent work surfaces for better visualization during handling.
The protective gloves are directly attached to the support rings located on the working face. In addition to his personal protection, the operator must use his protective gloves to handle the samples, products, materials, compounds implemented.
One to Several Transfer Airlocks
A laboratory glove box should have at least one transfer airlock. High-end glove boxes have more than one. This sophisticated system is useful when products and instruments need to be introduced into the main chamber. It prevents any break in containment. On some glove boxes, it is preferable to have an inlet airlock and an outlet airlock.
Sensors and Regulators
Each project may involve different types of substances or materials. Depending on the conditions necessary for their handling, the chemical composition of the glove box can be adjusted. Pressure, temperature, etc. are adjusted by means of regulators. The humidity and oxygen levels are checked by means of sensors.
Automatic Safety Flow Rate
The presence of automatic safety flow is mandatory only on glove boxes used for personnel protection. The system automatically compensates for any pressure drop that could be due to a leak or an accidental break in containment (tearing of a glove for example), thus ensuring optimum safety. Thus the confined atmosphere cannot escape from the enclosure.
The enclosure of a laboratory glove box is completely protective and set to an air pressure lower or higher than the atmospheric pressure. Operators can carry out their tasks safely. Safety alerts are automatically triggered in case of anomalies.
You can, for example, use a laboratory glove box when you need to handle volatile, toxic or radioactive substances, pathogens, active ingredients, materials sensitive to ambient air, etc. Thanks to the transparency of the walls and the quantity of gloves or cuffs, an operator can work more comfortably.
Different Types of Laboratory Glove Boxes
The purpose of a laboratory glove box is to protect products, operators and the environment. There are two main types:
- Containment of dangerous substances
There are laboratory glove boxes specially designed for the containment of dangerous substances, such as radioactive materials and pathogens. Its various protection components, filters, gloves, airlock and the specific operating mode offer appropriate protection to avoid the risks of external contamination.
In nuclear processes where it is necessary to protect operators from contamination or radiation, specific equipment is necessary such as filters, lead protections, lead-charged gloves. In biological or pharmaceutical processes, the enclosure allows the containment of pathogens. Adding HEPA H14 filters enhances safety.
- Containment in an inert atmosphere
This type of laboratory glove box creates an inert atmosphere of great purity. To do this, all traces of oxygen, water and solvents are removed from the enclosure via specific integrated devices. It is also pressurized to prevent the spread of contaminants into the environment in the event of small leaks. It is used when handling under argon, nitrogen or other pure mixtures.
A minimum of training is necessary for operators who use a laboratory glove box. It is possible to add accessories to facilitate the handling of the equipment. In addition, wearing personal protection and immediate accessibility of emergency equipment should not be overlooked.
Jacomex, Manufacturer of Laboratory Glove Boxes
It is clear that the respect of safety protocols in the laboratory implies the use of a quality glove box. Great care must be taken in selecting the manufacturer or supplier to purchase reliable containment enclosures. Jacomex, a French-based company, is a world reference in terms of containment technologies.
For several decades, Jacomex has been designing and manufacturing glove boxes, isolators, gas purification units and various containment solutions. It dedicates its products to many sectors: pharmaceutical-medical, nuclear, aeronautics, industry, research and development, energy, etc. It offers standard laboratory glove boxes for traditional processes. Modular glove boxes are also available from this specialist. They have the advantage of being customizable. You may consider adding accessories.
You may need the assistance of an expert to create a custom-made laboratory glove box for a specific project. In this case, you can also contact Jacomex, its design office can develop a safety device adapted to the risk classes. See all our glove boxes.
A glove box consists of a sealed box with the inside accessible only by gloves. Though their uses are expanding, they are essentially utilized for two basic purposes: Protect what you work on from the environment, such as an analytic balance on a production floor, or protect you from what you work on, such as a virus. Despite the fact that most glove boxes provide a relatively simple process, different applications require different boxes.
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Recently Released Glove Boxes
- Designed for use in controlled atmospheres (dry boxes) or for use with hazardous materials
- Series includes Controlled Atmosphere, Multi- Hazard, Combination, and Double glove boxes
- Controlled Atmosphere glove boxes provide a leaktight environment for work with contaminationsensitive materials
- Multi-Hazard glove boxes provide HEPA filtration and a physical barrier to protect the user from exposure to potentially dangerous materials
MB-GB Acrylic Glovebox Workstation
- Offers a cost-effective solution for inert atmosphere applications
- Thick, clear, and durable acrylic shell allows optimum visibility and remains impermeable to ambient air
- Standard Neoprene gloves provide excellent resistance to abrasion and chemicals
- Can be configured to meet your project specifications and/or can simply be chosen from a variety of standard pre-defined configurations
Purair Flex Film Isolator
- Provides more working volume than comparable glove bags
- Double O-ring design allows users to quickly and easily change gloves
- Easy to set up and provides increased stability
- Safety options include HEPA filter availability, bag-in / bag-out port, and optional nitrogen purge inlet connections
Air Science USA
Bactrox Hypoxia Chamber
- Offers precise oxygen and carbon dioxide control from %
- Preserves optimal application conditions not only during incubation but also in the chamber work station
- Advanced atmospheric controller allows for the use of a highly accurate and long-lasting zirconium dioxide oxygen sensor
- Also has a standalone plate incubator
Glove Box Manufacturers
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Custom Engineered Glove Box Systems
Manufacturers and Researchers Know That Among Designers and Suppliers of Glove Boxes,
Inert Enables Control Over Their Atmosphere and Working Conditions Like No One Else.
Inert's hermetic, positive pressure glove boxes are tailored to meet our varied manufacturing and institutional customers' needs perfectly. It starts with our commitment to excellence in service and design and that commitment runs right through our component selection decisions, assembly, and quality assurance measures. Our glove boxes are designed around a modular platform that allows rapid delivery and provides customers the ability to expand existing cells with new enclosures to meet increasing workflow requirements easily. They also empower users and production managers to have ultimate control over the chamber's inner atmosphere and the working conditions in and around the enclosure at-large.
Our PureLab HE GloveBox Systems and I-Lab GloveBox Systems are developed and manufactured for industries who need air-free (O2) and water-free (H2O) processing capabilities in a humidity controlled glove box, and facilities that require a premium, inert laboratory glove box. We routinely deliver both small manufacturing/testing glove box enclosures and custom engineered inert atmosphere chambers the size of small rooms. Among glove box manufacturers, we stand out with our superior quality, design capabilities and service.
The presence of argon or nitrogen gas is a consistent condition needing managing and monitoring. In those cases, Inert's latest Gas Management Systems create the perfect environment inside your dry glove box.
A glove box is a sealed container used to manipulate materials where a separate atmosphere is desired. They are commonly used to protect workers from hazardous materials or to protect chemicals and materials that may be sensitive to air or water vapor.
Glove boxes may be used under either positive or negative pressure. Glove boxes operated under positive pressure usually contain materials sensitive to outside contaminates such as air or water vapor. Exposure to outside contaminates can lead to degredation or a violent reaction with these compounds. Negative pressure glove boxes are used to protect workers and are used for hazardous materials such as toxic gases or pathogens.
When using glove boxes, perform daily inspections prior to use. As part of your daily checklist, perform the following:
- Check the condition of the gloves. Look for holes, areas of discoloration representing a compromised integrity, and the connection to the exterior.
- Inspect the condition of the window, paying special attention to the area where the window is connected to the rest of the box.
- Perform a vacuum pump inspection and ensure that all lines are in good condition and that the oil (if applicable) has been changed recently.
- Inspect vacuum pump exhaust oil-mist filter and ensure it is still within operating parameters.
- If your box is equipped with a solvent scrubber and solvent delivery system, ensure that the scrubber cartridges are within operating parameters.
- All pressure gauges and indicators are functioning and are within acceptable ranges.
- If it is a shared glove box, assign 1 or 2 senior people in the lab to ensure that all maintenance on the box and components are up-to-date.
- Maintain service contracts with the manufacturer and have them perform routine maintenance on the system.
- Avoid abruptly extending gloves into the box, this can severely stress the system and cause an overpressurization.
- Use nitrile gloves on the glove box gloves. This extends the life of the glove box gloves and helps to avoid cross contamination and makes cleanup easier
- Train all individuals working in the box. Document this training in a laboratory specific training file.
- Ensure proper backup measures are in place for a loss of power or loss of facility nitrogen.
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Glove Boxes and Gas Purifiers
Protector® Glove Boxes are designed for use in controlled atmospheres (dry boxes) or for use with hazardous materials. Protector Controlled Atmosphere Glove Boxes provide a leak-tight environment for work with contamination-sensitive materials. Protector HEPA/ULPA Filtered Glove Boxes provide HEPA filtration and a physical barrier to protect the user from exposure to potentially dangerous materials. Protector Combination Glove Boxes allow for handling both hazardous substances and atmosphere-sensitive materials. Protector Double Glove Boxes offer twice the working width.
Precise® Glove Boxes provide an economical solution to more sophisticated glove boxes. They have seamless, one-piece molded polyethylene shells that withstand chemicals and are easy to clean. Precise Basic Glove Boxes have a simple design, which allows them to be customized with optional accessories to meet application needs. Precise Controlled Atmosphere Glove Boxes are designed to create low oxygen or moisture environments. Precise HEPA-Filtered Glove Boxes and XPert Weigh Boxes have inlet and outlet HEPA filters to protect the operator from hazardous airborne particulates and powders.
Below is a listing of glove boxes and accessories available from Labconco. Click on any product to find out more about it. If you are still unsure which glove box is best for your application, use the Advanced Product Search to help you narrow down your choices.
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