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Training for Weightlessness

Parabolic Flight Training Might Not Be for Everyone With the recent availability of consumer space flights from companies like Space-X, Amazon, and Virgin Galactic, space travel is becoming more and more popular among the rich and famous. This week, even William Shatner went outside the atmosphere for a few minutes. Perhaps the ability to leave Earth will soon be … Read more

Why Nature Shouldn’t Abhor a Vacuum

Idiomatically speaking, vacuum gets a bad rap. We all know that the literal meaning of a vacuum is neither good nor bad–it’s a closed space from which all air and other gases have been removed, a space devoid of matter.  But as a metaphor, a vacuum is often used as a negative. Doing something in a vacuum … Read more

Cannabis Extraction

Cannabis extraction is the process of removing or extracting certain components like THC and CBD from the cannabis plant and converting it into a product that consumers can use all over the world. Extracting the correct components and condensing it to their purest form is also known as concentrating or extracting, which results in a … Read more

How to Make Mars Habitable for Humans

Believe us, it’s complicated. Anyone who has seen the movie Total Recall or read the Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury has wondered what it would really be like to live on Mars. A very long time ago, the surface of Mars was habitable. Mineral deposits that only form in the presence of liquid water provide … Read more

4 Reasons to Calibrate your Pump Gauge

1. Quality Assurance A properly calibrated vacuum gauge increases the quality of process outcome. Quality assurance means several things in this context, particularly the accuracy and reproducibility of results. An accurate vacuum measurement is vital to process stability and monitoring. One industries where this is particularly important is the Pharmaceutical industry. Calibration improves the accuracy of the measuring … Read more

Vacuum Pump Repair at A-VAC Industries

A-VAC Industries has been Southern California’s industrial vacuum pump repair specialists since 1969. Our experts repair vacuum pumps, helium leak detectors and vacuum blowers from all over the USA. After 50 years in the business of repairing vacuum pumps, our technicians have been trained by only the best. We know vacuum pumps better than anyone. … Read more