Becker VT Series Oil-less Vacuum Pumps

Becker is an international pump manufacturer located in the US that is well-known and respected for their vacuum pumps. One of their most popular products is their VT Series oil-less vacuum pumps.

Oil-less vacuum pumps are basically compressor pumps that don’t use oil. Because they don’t have any oil, they weigh less, making them a lot easier to move. They are also one of the most reliable pumps in the business. They feature easy maintenance and minimal downtime.

Becker VT Series Oil-less Vacuum Pumps

While Becker is known for their quiet pumps, most professionals cite their oilless pumps as being the most quiet in the industry. They are also known for their efficiency and their long life cycles.

The VT series consists of dry, rotary vane vacuum pumps. Their valves and filters are on the same side, which makes them easier to access. Not only are they designed for minimum maintenance, they are also designed for convenience while maintaining them.

The VT series pumps are 100% dry. Not only are they quiet, but they run cool, ensuring that overheating will never be a problem. Becker pumps have exceptionally long vein life compared to anyone else in the business. The pumps come with inlet filters and discharge silencers. They are direct drive pumps with vacuum regulators included.

The VT Series is designed for industrial use and is versatile, lending itself to many industrial applications.

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Applications of Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum pumps are popular for a variety of uses and applications. Vacuum pumps work by removing gas from a sealed chamber. This creates a partial vacuum and fluid can rush into the space due to the chamber having less pressure than the space outside of the chamber.

Vacuum pumps are generally separated into three types:

  • Momentum Transfer Pumps: They use high speed blades to remove gas from a space.
  • Entrapment Pumps: They are usually cryopumps or ion pumps. Cryopumps “entrap” molecules by freezing them on an array. Ion pumps are more complicated; they entrap ions to help achieve ultra-high vacuum levels.
  • Positive Displacement Pumps: They create a vacuum by expanding a cavity and discharging the gas into another space, repeating the process over and over. The two most common designs are rotary vane pumps and diaphragm pumps. These two designs are by far the most common of vacuum pumps.

Applications of Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum Pumps in Industry and Science

There is a wide range of applications for vacuum pumps in both industry and science. They are used for such divergent industries and applications as fabricating cabinets, stone cutting, glass cutting, printing presses, enhancing uranium, photolithography, CRT’s, production of electric lamps and vacuum tubes, flight instruments and composite moulding.

In the medical industry, they are used for radiosurgery, radiopharmacy, radiotherapy, mass spectrometers and various instruments that analyse gas, solid, surface, liquid and biomaterials.

Some other uses: decorative vacuum coatings on plastics, metal and glass, making glass more durable and energy-efficient, hard coatings for engine components in Formula One racing, freeze drying, fusion research, vacuum engineering, sewage systems, air conditioning service, milking machines, trash compactors and vacuum impregnation of electric motor windings.

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Vacuum Pumps: Applications and How They Work

Vacuum pumps have been around since 1650, when the first one was invented by Otto Von Guericke. We thought it might be helpful to tell you a bit about how vacuum pumps work, some different types and their applications.

How Vacuum Pumps Work

Vacuum pumps remove gas from a sealed chamber. This creates a vacuum, in which the pressure is zero. Since gas, usually in the form of air, naturally flows from a place of higher pressure into a place of lower pressure, air is “sucked” into the chamber that has the vacuum.

The most common type of vacuum pump is a positive displacement pump. A positive displacement pump makes a partial vacuum by expanding a cavity. This creates more volume for the same amount of gas or air, creating a partial vacuum and lower air pressure. Air from outside flows into the cavity to equalise the air pressure. The cavity is then sealed off and exhausted into the atmosphere.

Another kind of vacuum pump is a momentum transfer pump. Momentum transfer pumps are also called molecular pumps. They use high speed rotating blades or high speed jets of dense fluids to move molecules out of the chamber.

For low vacuum applications, positive displacement pumps are the most efficient. When high vacuum is required, it is common to pair off positive displacement pumps with momentum transfer pumps.

Vacuum Pumps: Applications and How They Work

Common Applications of Vacuum Pumps

Vacuum pumps are used for a variety of applications, including: moulding plastic, producing vacuum tubes, electric lamps or CRT’s; electron microscopy, all medical processes that use suction, milking machines and other dairy applications, air conditioning, trash compactors, diesel and hybrid engines, hydraulic brakes, sewage systems, freeze drying, flight instruments and more.

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Speck Pumps: High Quality Vacuum Pumps and Centrifugal Pumps

When it comes to vacuum pumps and centrifugal water pumps, Speck Pumpen, or “Speck Pumps” as we call them in English, are making some of the finest in the world.

Speck Pumps were established in 1909 in Roth Germany by Daniel Speck, with the help of his five sons. They have been among the world leaders in pumps ever since. Besides their centrifugal pumps, they make liquid ring vacuum pumps, boiler feed pumps, transfer pumps and submersible side channel pumps. They are also OEM manufacturers for many different applications.

Speck Pumps: High Quality Vacuum Pumps and Centrifugal Pumps

Speck Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps

Speck liquid ring pumps are available from us in seven main designs: the V series, VG series, VH series, VI series, VN series, VU series and VZ series. They range from 9 m3/hour to 1900 m3/hour and 3 mbar to 120 mbar. This is enough to cover a wide variety of applications. We offer most of them in stainless steel, cast iron, brass or any combination of the three materials.

Speck Centrifugal Pumps

Speck centrifugal pumps are manufactured in three main types: radial impeller pumps, peripheral vane pumps and side channel pumps. They are used most often for heat transfer and feeding boilers, but they are also available for other applications in smaller sizes.

General Information

Speck side channel pumps are known for their high quality and level of performance, especially when used as boiler feed pumps or in high head applications. Speck manufactures both self-priming pumps and non-self priming pumps. They produce pumps with sealless mag drives or with mechanical seals.

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Vacuum Pumps and Energy Efficiency for Dairy Farms

Vacuum pumps are used to draw milk and power washing equipment on dairy farms. It is estimated that vacuum pumps are responsible for up to 25% of all the electricity used to operate a dairy farm.

Vacuum pumps create the negative pressure that helps draw the milk from cows and then transports the milk from the milk receiver to either the receiver bowl or the bulk tank. The airflow created by vacuum pumps also transports water and cleaning solution through the milking system when it is being cleaned.

Vacuum Pumps and Energy Efficiency for Dairy Farms

Four main types of vacuum pumps are used in the dairy industry: water ring pumps, sliding vane rotary pumps, turbine pumps and rotary lobe or blower pumps. Different pumps are used for different applications because they all operate at their highest efficiency in different scenarios.

As the vacuum increases, vacuum pumps actually become less efficient. That makes it important to operate vacuum pumps at lower levels whenever possible to save energy costs.

Size Matters

It is important to match the size of the pump to the needs of the milking and washing system. This can reduce your initial investment for equipment and for operating and maintenance costs during the pump’s life-cycle. It also ensures maximum performance.

Every component in the system that has airflow helps to determine the correct size for the pump. The general sizing of a pump takes the amount of air admitted into the system during harvesting and adds another 50% to account for wear and tear and for accidental overload.

Previously, industry standards dictated the use of larger pumps in the mistaken impression that larger pumps were needed to compensate for washing. However, a pump that is too large can overheat toward the end of the cycle.

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