The company is also sponsoring Team Delft to win student F1 race Formula Student Germany (FSG) with its DUT23 car.
According to the company, a large portion of the vehicle’s chassis and aerodynamics are made from composites, usually carbon fiber. These parts are cured under a vacuum environment, and vacuum pumps are reportedly an important part of this process. “It’s paramount that the vacuum pumps can create and maintain a very low pressure in the vacuum bags,” a press release said. “This allows the carbon fibers to compress better, achieves good strength and stiffness, and significantly decreases the possibility of defects in the final product.”
Leybold’s Sogevac B single-stage oil sealed rotary vane pumps can reach an ultimate pressure of ≤ 8 x 10-2 mbar.