The system is carefully unpacked and moved to a fully equipped service bay in our factory.
The system is completely stripped into its component parts.
The chamber framework is checked for cracks, broken bolts and unwanted items that can be removed. Any repairs needed are completed and the
repaired framework is sent away for blasting.
The framework is checked once more, any tapped holes are cleaned and masked before the framework is sent for powder coating.
The process chamber is also blasted inside to remove any residual coating material. The outside is also blasted to remove the old paintwork.
The water ways, tapped holes, flanges are checked for damage or blockages and replaced if necessary.
The chamber then masked, and the outside is powder coated. The vacuum feedthrough ports are then re-ground and all seal faces checked for
damage and repaired where necessary.
The control rack is discarded however any modern power supplies, scan generators etc that are to be used in the upgrade are removed,
cleaned and checked.
If needed, the pumps are serviced and tested, then painted to match the system colour scheme, normally light grey, RAL7035.