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Moorfield Vacuum

High quality vacuum equipment and service provided by an experienced and trained support team to provide a superior service to vacuum system users.

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Moorfield Vacuum Components was established as a complementary division to the Moorfield nanotechnology product line. We aim to provide high quality vacuum equipment and service to vacuum system users. The support team has over 100 years of hands on technical vacuum experience and aims to provide fast effective solutions to its customers.


Moorfield Vacuum specialises in providing products and services to the following market sectors:

  • Semiconductor Industry
  • Analytical and Research Systems
  • Space and Altitude simulation
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare and Nanomedicine

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We supply service repair and support all makes and models of vacuum pumps. Alcatel, Agilent, Busch, Becker, Stokes, Edwards “ formerly BOC Edwards” Leybold ” Formerly Oerlikon” Rietschle, Ilmvac, Vacuubrand, Kinney, Javac, Sergeant Welch, varian, CTI , Brookes, Shimadzu, Balzers, Pfeiffer, Inficon, Ulvac, Galileo, Fisherbrand, HHV, MILS , Labovac ,

• Rotary vane vacuum pumps • Turbomolecular vacuum pumps • Roots/rootes blowers • Cryogenic vacuum pumps • Scroll vacuum pumps • Diapharagm vacuum Pumps • Ion vacuum pumps • Getter Pumps • Titanium Sublimation pumps • Rotary Piston Pumps • Diffusion vacuum pumps and Diffstak • Vapour booster diffusion pumps

We also supply vacuum gauges of all types

• Pirani • Penning • WRG wide range gauges • Capacitance manometer • Dial gauges Bourdon type and barometrically compensated Vacuum Oils waxes greases components specialist advice and help from our engineers

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At Moorfield we are highly experienced areas such as:

  • PVD physical vapour deposition systems
  • PECVD plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition systems
  • CVD  chemical vapour deposition systems
  • MBE molecular beam epitaxy
  • Surface science -  XPS, UPS, HREELS, RHEED, LEED, Auger, SIMS, SNMS, ICPMS

We aim to offer a first class help and advice on all aspects of your vacuum system and its supporting equipment.

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We work closely with Nanotechnology centres, graphene research.

Materials research departments.

Leading scientific research.

Our portfolio has us working closely with SEM and TEM departments



  • XPS Xray photon spectroscopy
  • UPS Ultra Violet spectroscopy
  • HREEL High resolution electrical energy loss
  • LEED Low energy electron diffraction
  • REED high energy electron diffraction
  • AUGER Secondary Ion mass spectrometry
  • SNMS Secondary neutral mass spectrometry
  • ICPMS Inductively coupled mass spectrometry
  • Optics coatings using vacuum process
  • Photovoltaic Solar panels fabricated and designed with high vacuum processes 
  • Electronics semiconductor devices manufactured in high tech PVD physical vapour depostion systems
  • Hard wear and Decorative coatings. such processes as HPIMS 
  • Architectural automotive and glass and web coating

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Meet the team

Andy Taylor

Manager, Vacuum Components Division, Moorfield Nanotechnology

Andy Taylor

Manager, Vacuum Components Division, Moorfield Nanotechnology

Andy has been a Vacuum professional for 30 years selling and servicing BOC Edwards high vacuum pumps and plant.
He was initially an apprentice with BOC Edwards high vacuum and then progressed to be a site service engineer with BOC edwards vacuum. After 7 years with Edwards Service I was involved with a BOC Edwards vacuum Distributor, i then decided to start Absolute vacuum services UK.
The company had evolved from myself to now 8 employees and a turnover in excess of 1.4 million Uk pounds.
We aim to give good service and professional advice.

Specialties: Sales and service of BOC Edwards vacuum pumps and systems. Leybold Varian Alcatel Busch Stokes vacuum all catered for.

In 2011 Absolute vacuum was taken over in a company purchase then progressed to be the north Uk sales manager for the Kurt J lesker Company. 

Andy now heads up the complimentary Moorfield vacuum components division

Jon Whitehead

CEO Moorfield Nanotechnology

Jon Whitehead

CEO Moorfield Nanotechnology

Jon installed two "nanoETCH"​ systems in the National Graphene Institute, Manchester. Also we installed a hybrid nanoETCH / anneal system in a Braun glovebox line for Dr Roman Gorbachev. The nanoETCH was developed with the Manchester University Graphene Group. Designed to enhance 2D material transfer, soft etch for 2D device fabrication - it works in a totally different mode to standard etch systems.

We launched our new bench top NanoPVD sputter system for metal and oxide deposition late 2014. We are now geared up for production in our new factory unit in Knutsford, Cheshire. We moved in early May. The facility boasts first floor offices with conference facilities, ground floor production and demonstration laboratory (with a multi-camera Skype set up for web demo's), clean assembly facilities and enough test bays for sales expansion over the next 5 years.

Moorfield launched a CVD graphene growth system in 2013. Called the nanoCVD-8G it is designed for research groups looking to grow high quality graphene for electronics applications. It allows the researcher to experiment with different receipes and tweek parameters to increase / decrease domaine size, uniformity etc. Its a cold wall system with three gas inlets, low themal mass heater ( very quick response), high stability pressure control and fast cycle time ( 25 minutes - sample in to sample out). The touch screen control, ease of use and low foot print have been very well received in the market place. Systems have been shipped, installed and when optimised are producing material equivalent to high end exfoliated graphene. Papers are now out.

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Jon Edgeworth

Technical Director Moorfield Nanotechnology

Jon Edgeworth

Technical Director Moorfield Nanotechnology

Responsible for product R&D, manufacturing and technical marketing for a range of nanotechnology systems including etching and chemical/physical vapor deposition tools for 2D materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides

Toni Horsfield

Head of Cleanroom Environments division of Moorfield Nanotechnology

Toni Horsfield

Head of Cleanroom Environments division of Moorfield Nanotechnology

Toni heads up Moorfields, Clean Environments Division

Clean Environments Divsion have developed a range of rapid-assembly, HEPA filtered clean environments at a low cost and on-demand.

The current range includes;

  • Clean Cube. A permanent, modular cleanroom.
  • Clean Hood. A laminar flow booth.
  • Clean Shower. A two classification environment upgrade from ambient.
  • Clean Tent. A portable, ISO 5 cleanroom.

We complement these environments with a range of cleanroom consumables and cleanroom furniture.

Established 1989

 cleanroom excellence support service and guidance the innovative cleanroom tent, market leading cleanroom solution

Clean environments has grown from its birth within Moorfield Associates, a progressive vacuum deposition systems company founded to provide services in vacuum technology; primarily to the academic research market.

Whilst the initial service and retrofit side of the business is still important to our customers, the company has now grown to supply products manufactured in-house.

Moorfield’s vacuum deposition range is aimed at pilot-scale industrial production and high-end educational institutions. System designs involve extensive modularity, leading to flexible solutions ideal for R&D environments where changing technical requirements are common. The range consists of starter platforms that can then each be populated with numerous component sets for deposition of metals, inorganics and organics. Systems can be built as standalone units, or can be combined with gloveboxes when air sensitivity is an issue.

Recently, Moorfield have directed R&D toward chemical vapour deposition (CVD) systems that allow for easy production of the ‘wonder materials’ graphene and carbon nano tubes (CNTs). These developments have attracted government funding and have been aided by consultation with expert academic researchers. The systems are capable of scalable, cost-efficient synthesis of high-quality material through the implementation of growth schemes deemed critical for future commercialism of carbon nano materials.

A large proportion of Moorfield’s products are used within a clean environment and our engineers are therefore both users and manufactures of cleanrooms, giving our designs a practical edge over the competition.

Clean environments have a diverse client base from blue chip corporations to start ups in industries as varied as aerospace to medical. We have had the honor of working along side some of the worlds most pioneering teams, developing our environments to suit their bespoke applications. This knowledge is then filtered down to our standard product range.

Our products are designed, assembled and certified by our team of specialists in the North West of England



Moorfield are more than a supplier, always striving to provide help and expert advice that has pushed our research forwards. Given our only positive experiences, we are repeat customers, and look forward to further innovative solutions in the future.

Prof. Monica Craciun University of Exeter

Contact our expert team for help and advice

Call +44 (0)1565 722609 or email