Air Locks Allow Convenient Access
These glove boxes can be outfitted with air locks that maintain the integrity of the controlled environment without sacrificing convenience.
Standard and pass-through air locks mount on the right side of the chamber (left-mounting air locks are available on a custom basis). They minimize nitrogen loss and contamination inflow while parts are introduced or removed. Universal Air Locks extend system flexibility by mounting to either the right or left side of the chamber; their double flange design allows several chambers to be connected in series. All air locks include a .125" NPT pipe-tapped opening for connection of purge gas and a .25" NPT outlet to accommodate an Automatic RB® (Relief/Bleed) Valve.
For applications involving large equipment, you can simply remove and then reinstall the fully gasketed back wall. Dual 10" round arm ports come equipped with flanges for easy connection to many gloves, including the accordion-type glove assemblies.
Air locks for glove boxes
These air locks mount on the right side of the glove box to allow easy pass-through of parts into and out of the chamber. They feature a swing-down door on the front (outside) and a second door that is easy to open by a gloved hand from inside the glove box. One-piece nonadhesive gasket enhances sealing performance and extends service life. Capped ports are provided to allow purging of the air lock with nitrogen. Right mounting is standard.
Feature chrome-plated racks that accommodate adjustable shelves. Their in-line double-door construction lets you pass small parts easily into the glove box; you simply slide a shelf through the outside door to load parts and then through the inside door to unload them in the chamber.
Air lock design ensures a leak-proof environment that minimizes nitrogen loss and contamination inflow while parts are passed into and out of the glove box. "Knife" edges along the doors seat against recessed polyurethane gaskets. Double-wall 304 stainless steel construction, with heavy-duty door latches and hinges, ensures a long service life.