Noise-damped compartments enclose the high specification vacuum system ensuring that EnviroESCA can be installed with ease in sensitive and space-constrained laboratories. Convenient service access facilitates fast and simple maintenance and consumable replacement. All connections to the laboratory infrastructure are located at a central position. The compact all-in-one design of EnviroESCA includes all the necessary equipment, from power supplies to closed-cycle water cooling, within a single small-footprint unit. Located centrally on the front face is the sample loading bay where samples are introduced into the Sample Environment manually or automatically via the robotic AutoLoader.