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Small vacuum pumps are used mainly in medical and dental applications, but they are also critical aviation components that allow aircraft gyroscopic instrumentation to give pilots accurate readings. Read More…

Small Vacuum Pumps Small vacuum pumps are devices used to create a vacuum within a sealed area. They are smaller than most other industrial vacuum pumps in terms of size and dimensions but are otherwise similar.
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Tarpon Springs, FL  |  727-944-3337

Here at Vac Cubes we manufacture high quality compressed-air vacuum generators, vacuum cups and accessories. We offer solutions for a full range of applications and industries including: labeling, leak detectors, filtration, carton erecting, stacking, laminating, molding, thermoforming, vacuum bagging, and much more.

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Fridley, MN  |  800-893-4235

Annovi Reverberi (A.R. Pumps) manufactures a complete range of high-pressure pumps and accessories, as well as Mono-Block motor/pump combinations for the car wash market. We are A.R. Pumps, setting a new benchmark for quality, serviceability and cost effectiveness.

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AR North America $$$

Wausau, WI  |  715-845-7867

Stainless steel vacuum pumps are our specialty. Our liquid ring vacuum pumps come with packages, single or two-stage, for easy and quick installation. Lyco Wausau’s industrial vacuum pumps are used in the food, medical, pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial applications. Call us today!

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Lyco Wausau, Inc. $$$

Clifton, NJ  |  973-249-0854

A&J is a leading supplier of vacuum technology and integrated solutions for other technologies. As a global company, our line of products is extensive and includes wet/dry pumps, turbo pumps, diffusion pumps, vacuum valves, vacuum fittings, semiconductor pumps, industrial pumps, oil sealed pumps, chemical dry pumps, liquid ring pumps and more along with the necessary fluids and controls.

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A&J Vacuum Services, Inc. $$$

Raleigh. NC  |  919-713-0880

Schmalz is a manufacturer of vacuum pumps for a variety of industries and applications. As a vacuum pump supplier, we have provided many different companies with quality industrial vacuum pumps.

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Schmalz Inc. $$$
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Small vacuum pumps are used to generate suction for use in surgical and dental procedures, and portable pumps can be found on ambulances or among emergency supplies for high-risk areas like pools and nursing homes.

Miniature vacuum pumps can be used for battery powered applications, and some branches of research and science use them for particle sizing and particle counting. Small vacuums can be designed to accommodate a range of spaces and uses.

Some of them are portable, and some are designed with housing that can fit in tight spaces or in places where they won't interfere with people working nearby. Like all other varieties of vacuum pumps, most small vacuum pumps are made of stainless steel or aluminum because of the material's durability and resistance to contamination.

Portable pumps often feature an extra plastic or metal outer layer to enhance their appearance.

A small vacuum pump's effectiveness does not necessary correlate to its size. They can be configured in any one of the three ways in which all other vacuum pump varieties are configured: positive displacement, momentum transfer and entrapment.

Small pumps are commonly diaphragm pumps, which use positive displacement to create a vacuum. Momentum transfer pumps work by causing collected gas molecules to accelerate in a consistent direction through repeated collisions with a solid surface or steam jet. Entrapment pumps use condensation created by rapid heating and cooling to compress and trap gas molecules in a solid or absorbed state.

Small vacuum pumps can be wet or dry, which means that they can function without the use of any liquid, or they can use oil (or other liquids) for lubrication or sealant. Oilless vacuum pumps are cleaner because there is no oil that can enter the vacuum and contaminate it.

Dry vacuum pumps rely on close internal dimensional tolerance to create a vacuum instead of a fluid seal. Oil-less pumps are frequently used when operating conditions must be closely controlled.

Wet pumps are more expensive because they require additional machinery to prevent oil back streaming. However, the seal strength that is possible using oil or other liquids is much greater than that of dry pumps. This means that wet vacuums can achieve much lower enclosure pressures than dry vacuums.

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