Due to retirement, EpiMax is no longer operational. For availability of specific products, please see the notices on the product pages.

We would like to thank all out customers over the years for their support.

We are pleased to announce that the EpiSoft Control System will be under the management of Dr Eberl MBE Komponenten GmbH (www.mbe-components.com) from December 2020. For all enquiries, please contact: sales@mbe-components.com

EpiMax would like to take the opportunity of thanking all our loyal customers for their help and support during the development of EpiSoft over many years; we feel confident that it has a bright future under new management.

  • Research, Development and Production
  • Flexible software and hardware platform fully user configurable for any physical deposition application (solid- and gas- source MBE, PLD...)
  • Define recipes in terms of growth rates, composition, doping rate, thickness...
  • Precision Data Logging
  • Recipe editing during growth


  • Control, Monitor and Data Log vacuum system performance
  • Graphical data presentation
  • Print and export data

VacTools Data Exchange API

  • Transfer data instantaneously from VacTools to your own software using simple data transfer mechanism

  • Precision HV/UHV pressure measurement
  • PVCuni: 1x UHV gauge
  • PVCduo: 2x UHV gauges
  • Configurable modules to support up to 2 additional gauges (e.g. Pirani, smart gauges...)
  • User-configurable digital I/O Interlock Hub for system safety
  • Multi-step bake-out control (dual zone option)
  • Measurement as pressure or current (for BFM)
  • Analogue output
  • Fast multi-parameter comms interface (compatible with VacTools)
  • Wide range of accessories available (see Vacuum Gauges and PVC Accessories)

Vacuum Gauging and Cabling


PVC and Vacuum System Accessories


  • Bake-out thermocouple assemblies
  • DIN-rail heater/valve power switching assemblies
  • Soldering-free wiring aids for interlocking, power switching....