Vacuum…it’s Everywhere: Urban Climbing

Recently, several climbers have harnessed the power of vacuum to scale massive skyscrapers. Although we might not always realize it, vacuum plays a role in countless aspects of our everyday lives. In this series, we take a closer look at just how much we rely on vacuum, from the way we breathe to our bicycle…

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Vacuum Pump Service, Part 3 – Interval training

Lab vacuum pumps are exposed to all kinds of challenging substances: acid vapors, organic solvent vapors, water, particulates. It’s not surprising that a product designed to create suction would have to contend with all of these materials, but does it have to be such a headache? In prior blog entries (Vacuum Pump Service, Parts 1…

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Chemistry-HYBRID vacuum pumps, combining rotary vane and diaphragm technology, provide deep vacuum levels with greatly reduced service.

Vacuum Pump Service, Part 2 – Protecting your pump

Lab vacuum pumps are exposed to all kinds of challenging substances: acid vapors, organic solvent vapors, water, particulates. It’s not surprising that a product designed to create suction would have to contend with all of these materials, but does it have to be such a headache? The answer is “No.” In our previous blog entry…

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Vacuum Pump Service, Part 1 – Does it have to be a headache?

Lab vacuum pumps are exposed to all kinds of challenging substances: acid vapors, organic solvent vapors, water, particulates. It’s not surprising that a product designed to create suction would have to contend with all of these materials, but does it have to be such a headache? The answer is “No,” and you can greatly reduce…

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Picking The Controller That Meets A Lab’s Needs

Vacuum pumps play a role in many lab applications, and sometimes it helps to automatically control this piece of equipment. “Any application where someone is trying to separate components of a mixture in a precise and repeatable way is a good candidate for an automatically controlled pump,” says Scott Leahy, director of technical marketing at…

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