SPINNING ROTOR GAUGE _VIM-1 Spinning rotor gauge instrument

Brand: SENS4

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Robust measurement system and full range combination measurement system

VIM-1 Spinning rotor gauge instrument

  • Measurement range 1×10-6 to 10 mbar (7.5×10-7 to 7.5 Torr)
  • Easy to use by one-button operation
  • Corrosion resistant 316 stainless steel sensor
  • Low-cost disposable sensor for industrial applications
  • Full-range package with SmartPirani transducer available 


  • Excellent long-term stability
  • Digital RS-232 or RS-485 interface
  • Bakeable all-metal sensor design
  • Passive high vacuum sensor without ion- or heat source 

The VIM-1 instrument is based on a robust spinning rotor gauge vacuum sensor that measures the pressure-dependent molecular drag on a magnetically levitated spinning steel ball.



  • Cryogenic and liquid gas vessels
  • Vacuum insulation panel (VIP)
  • Rate-of-rise outgassing testing

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Measuring range
1×10-6 to 10 mbar (7.5×10-7 to 7.5 Torr)
Measuring principle 
Molecular drag from rotating steel ball
Accuracy 1×10-6 to 9.99×10-5 mbar
10% of reading
Accuracy 1×10-5 to 1 mbar
3% of reading
Measurement update rate (user selectable)
3, 5, 10 and 20 seconds
Measurement readout
6 digits LED
USB 2.0, RS-485, RS-232 printer port
2 SPDT, 48 VDC 0.5A
Data logging storage
1,023 values

Environment conditions

Operating ambient temperature
+10 to +40 °C (50 to +104 °F)
Protection rating, EN 60529/A2:2013
Humidity, IEC 68-2-38
98%, non-condensing
Power supply

Supply voltage 
100 - 242 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 


Vacuum exposed materials (media wetted)
SS 1.4404 / AISI 316 stainless steel
Enclosure SS 1.4404 / AISI 316 stainless steel
Protection rating, EN 60529/A2:2013 IP68
Process leak tightness  <1·10-9 mbar·l/s