A vacuum pump can be an effective tool in a variety of industries. There are many instances in which vacuum pumps are essential to procedures. Vacuum pumps are used to create a controlled environment in a laboratory and create suction during medical procedures. Other instances in which a vacuum pump might be used include:
- Eyeglass and safety glass lens creation
- Light bulb manufacturing
- Hard coating
- Plastic molding
- Food processing
- Product packaging
All vacuum pumps are air pumps and work by removing air out of an enclosed area and preventing it from reentering that space. Different pumps achieve this in different ways.
What are the Benefits of Oil-less Vacuum Pumps?
Vacuum pumps can be categorized as either wet or dry – meaning they either need liquid lubrication to operate or they don’t. Usually wet pumps use oil as the lubricant or sealant. Dry pumps don’t use oil at any point during the pumping process.
Wet vacuum pumps require more frequent maintenance and can bring operations to a halt if they fail. When long-term performance without failure is necessary, dry vacuum pumps are almost always the better option.
Our dry vacuum pumps offer:
- 100% Oil-less operation
- Quiet, cool operation
- Long vane life
- Minimal maintenance
- Continuous duty rated
- Environmentally friendly operation
How Do I Know Which Vacuum Pump is Right for My Job?
There are several different categories of vacuum pumps, including regenerative blowers, rotary vane pumps, and VFD dry screw vacuum pumps. Within the first two categories are additional options. For instance, our line of regenerative blowers includes 2-Stage Regenerative Blowers and 1-Stage Regenerative Blowers.
Our line of rotary vane pumps includes Oil-less Vacuum Pumps, and Oil-Flooded Vacuum Pumps.
Our vacuum pumps offer a wide range of operating pressures from atmospheric to 0.5 torr (29.9 in.Hg).
To learn more or to determine the type of vacuum pump that is right for you, contact Becker Pumps.