Electrical & Electromechanical Work

Repair and servicing of vacuum pumps and maintenance on a wide variety of lab equipment and instruments is provided by the Electrical Shop. 

Electrical & Electromechanical Repair Process

Most repairs are performed in the Electronic Services shop areas. However, we do not have a central drop-off location as each of our various work areas specialize in particular types of electronics repair.  In addition, some repairs may be performed on-site, depending on the size of the item to be repaired and the type of repair required. 

  1. Submit a work order for an Electronics Repair in Reaction at https://reaction.scs.illinois.edu/v2/shops/addWorkOrder
  2. You will be contacted by an Electronics Services staff member. 
    • The staff member will provide a location and arrange a day/time for you to drop the item off OR
    • In limited circumstances, the staff member will arrange a time to come to your lab to examine and/or repair the item (NOTE: this is at ES staff discretion)


  • Vacuum Pump Maintenance
  • Lab Equipment Servicing 
  • Electromechanical Repair
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Safety Modifications
  • Calibration
  • Consultation
  • Sale of refurbished pumps
  • On-site Service when deemed necessary 
  • Local Pump Rebuild capability 

Electromechanical Applications

  • Pumps
  • Teaching Lab Hardware
  • Research Lab Hardware

Tools of the Trade

  • Factory-trained vacuum pump expertise
  • Broad Knowledge Base 
  • Extensive Diagnostic Experience
  • Parts Availability

Example Projects

  • Equipment Calibrations
  • Freezer Modifications
  • Heat Guns
  • Heating Mantles
  • Hotplates
  • Incubators
  • Lab Jacks
  • Melting Point Apparatus
  • Motors
  • Ovens
  • Rotovaps
  • Shakers
  • Stirrers
  • Thermowells
  • UV Devices
  • Vacuum Gauges
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Valves
  • Variacs
  • Water Baths