In microelectronics, solar technology, surface coating and metallurgy, many of the production processes take place under vacuum conditions. In order to manage these processes in a safe manner, knowledge about the basics and principles of vacuum creation and measurement are required. For many surface analysis methods and in the elementary particle research, vacuum is a prerequisite.

We offer foundation seminars for technicians as well as commercial employees dealing with the basics of vacuum.

  • B1 Fundamentals of Vacuum Technology

    Seminar dates 2021/22:

    course course fee location language
    B1.1 17/18 March € 1100,- Cologne German*
    B1.2 5/6 May € 1100,- Cologne German*
    B1.3 8/9 September € 1100,- Cologne German*
    B1.4 24/25 November € 1100,- Cologne German*


    € 1100,- Cologne German


    € 1100,- Cologne  German


    € 1100,- Cologne German


    € 1100,- Cologne German
    B5.22 22.-23.11.2022 € 1100,- Cologne German

    *For seminars in English, please get in touch.

    Target group: Users of vacuum technology, operators and maintenance

    Seminar goal: The purpose of this seminar is to provide you with the basics and principles of vacuum technology to help you understand the processes in your vacuum system in a qualitative and quantitative way.


    • Introduction to vacuum technology
       - Definitions, units, calculations
       - Vapor, vapor pressure, desorption
       - Flow types, pump down times, conductances
    • Design and operation principle of vacuum pumps:
      - Fore vacuum pumps: rotary vane pumps, roots pumps (Roots blowers),scroll and screw pump
      - High vacuum pumps: Turbo molecular pumps, oil diffusion and cryopumps
      - Pump systems
    • Connection elements in vacuum technology
    • Introduction to total pressure measurement for the pressure range 1000 to 10-12 mbar
    • Leak detection 
      - leak detection methods and practical examples

    The seminar presents theory and experiment by means of practical experiments, cutting models, videos and operational pumps and components.

    Previous knowledge: Technical understanding

    Duration: 2 days

    Beginning – Ending:
    Courses start on the 1st day at 9 am
    Courses end at 5 pm latest

    Headed by: Accredited Trainer of VTS Academy

    Location: VTS Academy, Leybold Cologne, Germany

    Number of participants: 6 - restriction due to Covid-19 regulations

    Language: German or English

    Registration deadline: 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course

    To register for one of our courses please contact:

    VTS Academy Team
    Tel: +49 (0)221 347 1638
    Fax: +49 (0)221 347 1400