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How to Choose A Right Vacuum Generator for Your Automation Needs

DAS Services Inc.

When presented with a multitude of options, it’s very common to get overwhelmed especially in scenarios where each option seems great enough. When choosing a Vacuum generator, one thing to avoid is to get caught up in the specs and details as this can slow your decision-making process. The key is to look at the available options, consider your unique business needs and just go with your choice. 

1. Application/Processes

The first thing you need to do when choosing and deciding to settle on a vacuum pump is determining the applications of the pump and the processes that will be involved in making the pump work for you. This application will determine many things including whether or not you may need additional components such as a rotary vane, diaphragm, scroll, chemically resistant or belt driven pump.             

Another important thing is to evaluate the compatibility of the chemicals and gases. This will help determine whether the chemicals are suitable for the pump and you will know beforehand if any issues are to arise from the usage of the vacuum pump.  If the vacuum pump is oiled, then consider using a cold trap as it is recommended.

2. Vacuum Level And Flow Rate

For any industrial needs, there is usually a desired vacuum level that is aimed at. In unique applications like rotary evaporation et al, a low vacuum level is usually not needed. In distillation, however, in order to improve and speed up the processes involved, a very low vacuum level is needed and has to be applied as required. Besides, the vacuum level, one other important thing to consider is the pump’s flow rate. There are applications which may have a lot of volumes and this may be needed to be vacuumed off with time which makes the flow rate of the Vacuum Generator Important. 

3. Pump Installation And Maintenance

If you want to save money, then you should consider the amount of initial setup and machine maintenance needed to get and keep the pump operational. You have to make sure to purchase everything needed to install and run your vacuum pump. Depending on the application and purpose of the pump, distinct connection types and tubing may be required to make the pump operate efficiently. There might also be need to connect the pump Directly to a breaker especially when the generator takes a lot of energy. 

4. Costs

If you are limited on budget you have to consider seeking financing or budgeting it for the future when you have raised enough money. You also have to assign relevant teams to do extensive research operations on the Vacuum Generators available depending on your desired applications to see if there will be room for savings. Getting a vacuum generator should not cripple other areas of your operations which is why it’s important for you to do the necessary due diligence and research for this process. 

To conclude, there are many types of vacuum generators available on the market including Rotary Vane Pumps with lower upfront costs or Diaphragm pumps that are more efficient but a bit costly. The key is to find the one best for your unique business needs.

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