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Which type of vacuum pump is best for my lab applications?

When choosing a vacuum pump for their laboratory, many people find vacuum technology a bit confusing. Rather than wrestle with the details of vacuum pump specifications and how they relate to the application at hand, the temptation may be to choose the pump they had before (even though it may reflect aging technology), look for the [...]

2019-04-18T13:25:27-04:00April 4th, 2018|Vacuum Pumps & Controllers|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Sustainability

The traditional approach to providing vacuum for science labs was a central vacuum system. Also known as "house vacuum," these systems used one or more large pumps to send vacuum through copper tubing throughout the building from their location in a basement. The large central pumps typically operate 24/7, ensuring that vacuum will be available at [...]

2019-04-18T13:26:14-04:00March 29th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Multi-tenant science buildings

The traditional approach to supply of lab vacuum to lab benches and fume hoods in labs was to outfit the lab building with a central vacuum system. Also known as "house vacuum," these systems used one or more large pumps to send vacuum through copper or stainless tubing throughout the building from their location in a [...]

2019-04-18T13:27:02-04:00March 26th, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short – Renovations

Traditional lab building vacuum systems – commonly called house vacuum or central vacuum systems - rely on one or more large pumps in the basement to send vacuum through a network of large diameter copper or stainless tubing throughout the building to the labs. Because house vacuum systems are built into the infrastructure of their building, [...]

2019-04-18T13:27:42-04:00March 22nd, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

Where central lab vacuum systems fall short: multidisciplinary science buildings

Teaching and research buildings increasingly combine scientific disciplines to encourage collaborative, problem-focused learning and discovery. While some labs in such buildings may benefit from a central vacuum system, others require more capable vacuum – or none at all. For example, chemists often need relatively deep, stable or electronically controlled vacuum, which a central system cannot support. [...]

2019-04-18T13:28:24-04:00March 21st, 2018|Local Vacuum Networks|

The Challenges of Supplying Vacuum for a Cleanroom

In certain industries, successful research, product development or manufacturing depends on the maintenance of a contaminant-free environment. Work on pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electronics, for example, may be compromised by particulates or airborne microbes. To protect these critical processes, cleanrooms are used to control airflows to achieve extremely low particulate loads. Operating the equipment needed to [...]

2019-04-18T13:29:36-04:00March 12th, 2018|Vacuum Pumps & Controllers|

Effective vacuum control for your lab – Part 2

In our last blog entry, we reviewed the challenges presented by using uncontrolled vacuum in the lab, and took a look at manual options for vacuum control. In this note, we’ll examine options for electronic vacuum control. Electronic vacuum control requires both detection and a control technique. The detection is provided by an integral vacuum gauge [...]

2019-04-18T13:30:54-04:00February 22nd, 2018|Vacuum Pumps & Controllers|

Effective vacuum control for your lab – Part 1

Success in a laboratory relies in large part on precision. Whether setting a temperature, mixing a solution or taking a measurement, control of the process determines the consistency of results. Even so, lab operators who require vacuum for their applications often default to simply "turning on" the vacuum, allowing the pump to operate at maximum capacity. [...]

2019-04-18T13:32:31-04:00February 20th, 2018|Vacuum Pumps & Controllers|

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 [...]

2019-04-18T13:34:27-04:00February 13th, 2018|Vacuum…it's everywhere!|

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 & [...]

2019-04-18T13:35:18-04:00February 7th, 2018|Vacuum Pumps & Controllers|
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