KF (QF, NW) Sight Glass Windows
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  • KF (also known as QF, NW) – quick flanged vacuum sight glasses
  • Exhibits no outgassing or contamination of most systems*
  • Long working life
  • No maintenance required
  • Tested to high safety factor to insure safety & reliability
  • Exceeds all industry and MIL standards
  • Engineered, Manufactured and tested at the Rayotek U.S. facility

KF (QF, NW) sight windows are used for simple high vacuum to low pressure applications where quick-clamped installation and removal is desired. The window material is fused or bonded to a metal housing forming a hermetically sealed single-piece sight glass. The advantage of this construction is a simple, clean, easy to install sight window.

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Temperature Range
General purpose indicator & observation, NACE MR0175/ISO15156 compliant
0 Kelvin - 400C
General purpose flat window for imaging and precision optical measurement
0 Kelvin - 200C
Optical quality, extreme scratch and chemical resistance for UV, visible & IR viewing
0 Kelvin - 200C


  • Industrial & commercial vacuum equipment
  • Test systems
  • Inspection equipment
  • Observation & measurement
  • Optical & laser sensor access
  • R & D

Rayotek sight windows can transmit a broad range of wavelengths and are capable of operating under extreme temperature, pressure, chemical and mechanical conditions. The selection of window and housing materials will determine capabilities.

† Alternative materials are available upon request including, but not limited to:
        Housing: duplex, aluminum, Monel, Inconel, plastics and alumina
        Window: borosilicate (Pyrex®), diamond, Zinc Selenide, fused silica, germanium, MgF2, silicon and YAG

*  For systems where purity & cleanliness are critical, Rayotek recommends testing the Sight Window for specific chemical compatibility.
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** Typical leak rate is 10-8 bar-CC/sec. for air at 22C. Actual leak rate TBD based on window size and maximum operating temperature.
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