303004, 4.00" Gate Valve, UHV, Pneumatic, Del-Seal CF ConFlat Port Flange, UNF Thread, Copper Bonnet Seal, 300 SS

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Vacuum gate valves are devices that regulate the flow of gases, fluids or materials through a structure or aperture by opening, closing or obstructing aport or passageway. Gate valve assemblies consist of three key components:

  • an actuator
  • a carriage/gate
  • a valve body

The actuator provides the power to position or transport the valve’s carriage/gate. The actuator is attached to the valve’s body via a rectangular bonnet flange. The gate closes or opens one of the valve’s body ports. The valve body is a vacuum tight chamber that is screwed, flanged or welded into a larger vacuum vessel or system.

Reliable vacuum valves were not commercially available until the late1940s with the advent of O-ring elastomer seals. An O-ring, also known as a packing or a toric joint, is a mechanical gasket in the shape of a torus; it is a loop of elastomer with a round cross-section, designed to be seated in a groove and compressed during assembly between two or more parts, forming a seal at the interface. Developed during WWII for use in aircraft hydraulic systems, the elastomer O-ring was soon thereafter adopted by the vacuum community as the standard means of making vacuum seals. Prior to this, it was common practice, even in large research establishments, to upgrade general service valves for vacuum use by winding actuator shaft gaskets from string soaked in an Apiezon grease.

MDC stainless steel vacuum gate valves incorporate patented C-Loc® and Uni-Loc™ gate valve locking mechanisms. No contact is made between a valve’s body and the locking mechanism, a feature which markedly decreases vibration and in sures smooth valve operation.

MDC gate valves require about half the number of moving parts found in comparable competitor valves. This reduction in moving components minimizes wear and particulate generation which in turn provides valves of superior performance and reliability. The valves’ low outgassing characteristics can be attributed to a fusion welded 300 series stainless steel body, welded AM-350 stainless steel nesting bellows as well as small cross-section O-rings and the elimination of blind internal cavities.

MDC circular gate valves are offered in various sizes ranging from 0.625" to 12" port diameters. Standard port mounts include:

  • Del-Seal™ CF metal seal flanges, which are recommended for ultrahigh vacuum service
  • ISO Kwik-Flange™ and ISO Large-Flange™ fast make and break elastomer sealed flanges, ideal for high-vacuum applications requiring frequent assembly and disassembly
  • ANSI / ASA elastomer seal port flanges for use in high-vacuum applications where ANSI standards are specified

Gate valve actuation is available in both manual and electropneumatic configurations.

Custom designed valves are available on request.

  • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV) series
  • Circular apertures ports
  • Del-Seal™ CF ConFlat port flanges
  • 300 SS stainless steel construction
  • Electropneumatic actuators for pneumatic operation
  • Patented C-Loc® and Uni-Loc™ locking mechanism
  • 120VAC air control solenoid valve
  • OFE copper metal bonnet seals
  • Welded bellows actuator seal
  • TIG-welded internal body joints
  • Electropolished interior and exterior surfaces
  • Dry film lubricated bearings
  • Superior sealing performance for minimal surface erosion
  • Bidirectional / dual direction for non-restricted flow
  • Simple body, compact structure for easier operation
  • Energy-efficient for reduced total ownership cost
  • Wide application range

Port Size

Port Flange


Flange Thread


Body Carriage & Gate            


Air Cylinder                              



Bonnet Seal UHV                    



Electropneumatic Actuator

Air Pressure                             

Air Control Valve                     

Solenoid Power                       

Power Loss                             

Position Indicators                   



Leak Test

Temperature Range




Reference Number                            

4.00" (4.00 inches) / 101.6mm

Del-Seal CF ConFlat Flange




300 series SS

AM-350 SS

Teflon® coated aluminum

300 series ss, silver plated


OFE copper elastomer

Fluorocarbon-based fluoroelastomer (FKM / FPM) or optional Kalrez® 4079 elastomer

Fluorocarbon-based fluoroelastomer (FKM / FPM) elastomer


70 to 100 psig

410 series Humphrey solenoid valve

120VAC, 50 / 60Hz, 4W

Valve closes

Mechanical, vernier adjustable, hinged-roller type micro switches suitable for 5A, 120 / 240VAC


1x10-11 Torr

2x10-10 cc/sec of He

Bakeability under vacuum in Open-Closed positions, with the following Bonnet-Gate seal combinations

Series    Open   Closed    Bonnet    Gate

UHV       250°     200°C     Copper   Kalrez®

25 pounds / 11.3kg


  • Ultra-high vacuum (UHV)
  • Aerospace
  • Industrial
  • Life sciences / bio-medical
  • Research


Kit Contents

Flange Type

Quantity/ Package

Flange Size

Part Number (SKU)


More Information


Weight (lb) 25.000000
Flange Thread Type UNF
Material 300SS Stainless Steel
Port Size 4.00" (4.00 inches) 101.6mm
Reference Number GV-400M-P
Vacuum Range 1 x 10 -13 Torr
Vacuum Series Ultra High Vacuum (UHV)
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