Vacuum Pump Systems

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Vacuum Pump Systems Vacuum pump systems are devices or series of machines used for the creation of a vacuum in an enclosed space. In addition to the pump itself, many gasket seals, flanges, valves, couplers, gauges and other accessories are necessary to maintain a reliable seal.

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Randolph, NJ  |  973-252-8200

Experts in the design of process liquid ring vacuum pump systems since 1986. Reliability is our primary goal. We design the most advantageous vacuum system for each customer’s objectives. Our expertise includes Liquid Ring, Rotary Vane, Once-Thru-Oil Rotary Vane and Dry Vacuum Pumps, plus multi-stage hybrid designs and vapor extraction/recovery.

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Gardena, CA  |  310-667-4375

McKenna Engineering has over four decades years of experience developing vacuum pump solutions for every industry under the sun, around the world. Markets served include chemical, aerospace, high tech, and many more. We are an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. When you choose McKenna, you choose top-notch services and products that are delivered on time. Contact us today to get started with us!

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McKenna Engineering $$$

Greentown, PA  |  570-676-3500

Vacuum Pump Rebuilders and Welding Services: Offering vacuum pump sales, vacuum pump service, vacuum pump rebuilding and a full selection of vacuum pump parts for most makes and models of vacuum pumps including Alcatel, Busch, Edwards, Kinney, Leybold, Precision, Varian and Welch. We specialize in providing high quality rebuilt vacuum pumps that are affordable and dependable.

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Kalama, WA  |  360-574-6722

Somarakis, Inc. supplies the very best in high performance positive displacement blowers, screw compressors and vacuum pumps. Based on 42 years of experience, Somarakis offers client-orientated solutions in the field of twin shaft rotary piston machines for a number of industrial vacuum pump applications. Committed to quality and innovation, Somarakis, Inc. has the solution to your vacuum pump challenge.

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Boise, ID  |  208-362-4721

Pneumotech Inc. Is the Nations Foremost Manufacturer of Compressed Air & Vacuum Systems. We offer innovative cost-effective solutions to your compressed air and vacuum system requirements. As a further service benefit to you; "the Customer" we also offer automated lubrication systems, design, repair, installation, parts, components, systems and lubricant sales.

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Pneumotech Inc. $$$
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A perfect vacuum is a space in which no matter is present. No perfect vacuum exists in reality, and no machinery can create one. But industrial vacuum pumps can achieve varying degrees of artificial evacuation for uses in many industries and applications.

Low vacuums, which are partial vacuums with relatively high levels of residual atmosphere, can be created by small vacuum pumps for light industrial tasks. Many light bulbs, for example, must be partially evacuated or filled with an inert gas in order to function.

For many other applications, though, higher degrees of evacuation are necessary. In laboratory applications, high-tech electronics fabrication and some contexts in the healthcare industry, vacuums with very low levels of atmospheric pressure can be necessary. High and ultra high vacuums are necessary for creating these kinds of vacuums, and in some cases, a series of vacuum pumps may be connected to the same inlet line.

There are three main categories of vacuum pumps: positive displacement, momentum transfer and entrapment pumps.

Positive displacement pumps expand one part of a vacuum chamber while collapsing another; this compresses the gas inside and causes it to be evacuated. Momentum transfer pumps facilitate repeated collisions between gas molecules and rotors or steam jets that impart momentum and direct the molecules out of the chamber.

Entrapment pumps use condensation created by rapid heating and cooling to compress and trap gas molecules in a solid or absorbed state. Each pump variety can be used in conjunction with another to create vacuums of varying pressure levels. For example, a positive displacement pump, an absorption pump and a momentum transfer pump could be used to bring pressure down from 760 Torr to as low as 10 Torr (1 Torr is equal to the fluid pressure exerted by 1 mm of mercury at sea level).

Within those three vacuum pump categories, all vacuum pumps can be categorized as either wet or dry. If the vacuum uses oil for lubrication or a ring of liquid sealant, that system is considered to be a wet system. Dry vacuum pumps are systems that make no use of any liquids at any time.

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