While central vacuum systems are well-suited to serve multiple users, they are less stable than dedicated pumps and unable to achieve deep enough vacuum for certain tasks, such as evaporative work. They can also provide a route for cross-contamination between labs. To avoid these pitfalls, many labs rely on numerous dedicated pumps. However, this solution consumes valuable bench space and contributes to lab noise.
With modular local vacuum networks, a quiet in-lab pump provides vacuum to multiple lab bench turrets, fume hoods and biosafety cabinets. Vacuum is more stable and deeper than it would be from a central system. Plus, it eliminates the need to use many space-consuming pumps, cutting equipment costs and greatly reducing pump noise.
The modular approach also eliminates the risk of cross-contamination between labs through vacuum lines, as each vacuum network is isolated from others.
To learn more about our modular lab vacuum networks, contact VACUUBRAND today.