Overpressure and Vacuum Applications
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Applications of vacuum technology
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What is vacuum needed for?
The short answer is, many things. Vacuum pump solutions save energy, money and time. They also improve product quality, extend shelf life, make processes safer, speedier and smoother, cut pollution, and even help save lives.
The range of vacuum technology is quite breath-taking. It plays a role in the production of food, medicines, explosives, wind turbines, district heating, stainless steel, and much more. It also contributes to game-changing high vacuum research in physics and chemistry.
However, the fundamental role of a vacuum system, its science, still remains the same: reduce the number of gas particles in a system which, at constant temperature, corresponds to a reduction in gas pressure.
And this is a process that continues to affect our lives every single day.
What are the most prominent vacuum applications?
While it is impossible to list all areas where vacuum technology is employed, here is a brief overview of common industrial vacuum applications.
In packaging processes, vacuum solutions are used, for example, in vacuum packaging or modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), tray forming in packaging machines, thermoforming of plastic packaging, foil handling in tubular bag packaging machines, carton erection, labeling and many more.
The use of vacuum in forming, pressing and laminating applications enables mold evacuation, thermoforming and vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VRTM). Moreover, vacuum is indispensable for the production of flat panel displays and solar panels.
Many “thin-film” technologies have been made possible through advances in vacuum coating processes, such as physical and chemical vapor deposition, metallization and many more.
Vacuum distillation is used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, for solvent recovery, as well as in crude oil distillation processes.
Vacuum degassing and deaeration processes play a role in the production of foodstuffs, high-quality alloy and oil, as well as in plastics extrusion.
In pneumatic conveying processes, vacuum and low pressure solutions can, for instance, be found in applications such as the pneumatic conveying of bulk goods like granulates, grains, powders or dusts.
Overpressure and vacuum pump applications in practice
Optimum Water Properties in the District Heating Network Thanks to State-Of-The-Art Vacuum Technology
Elektrizitätswerke Mittelbaden AG & Co. KGLearn more
Vacuum Packaging with the Latest Vacuum 4.0 Technology
Vinzenz Murr GmbHLearn more
Vacuum Preserves Food
Freeze drying with the help of vacuum technologyLearn more
Energy-Efficient Vacuum Supply for Meat-Processing Plants
Hygienic packaging of meat and sausage productsLearn more
Energy-Efficient Packaging of Pizza Toppings
Danish Crown ToppingsLearn more
Energy-Efficient Vacuum Supply in the Production of Windshields
Fuyao EuropeLearn more
Greater Efficiency and Reduced Cycle Times in Packaging Poultry Sausage with R5
Pre-cooling lettuces reliably, thanks to cutting-edge vacuum technology
Heekeren GbRLearn more
Screw Vacuum Pump for Arc PVD Coating
The First TÜV-Certified Hydrogen Recirculation Blower for Fuel Cells
Enormous Energy Savings Thanks to the Right Choice of Vacuum Generation
Modern Vacuum Technology for Melt Degassing During Extrusion
PolyComp GmbHLearn more
Saving Energy when Generating Vacuum for Clamping Aluminum Sheets
A&T GroupLearn more
Pressure-Controlled Vacuum Technology Helps Save Energy
IAC Group ABLearn more
Complete Vacuum Supply with MINK Claw Vacuum Technology
Up to 70 Percent Energy Savings Thanks to Modern Vacuum Technology for Material Feed
Jedi Kunststofftechnik GmbHLearn more
Self-Regulating Vacuum Pump Helps Save Energy
Ready for Industry 4.0Learn more
High-Quality Essential Oils and Essences Thanks to Vacuum Distillation
Energy Savings and Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Thanks to Centralization of Vacuum Supply
Block House Fleischerei GmbHLearn more
Economical and Reliable Vacuum Clamping for the Production of Seating Furniture
Kvist IndustriesLearn more
Vacuum Supply for Food Packaging – 70% Less Energy Consumption
Feinkost DittmannLearn more
Innovation in Vacuum Busch Award 2013
Gea Food Solutions GmbHLearn more