Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems developed a new series of rotary vane vacuum pumps designed specifically for packaging machines, offering energy savings of 20%. The new RD series is based on the proven technology of R 5 rotary vane vacuum pumps, which have been the industry standard for decades in food production and packaging. Technical optimization of individual components has allowed energy consumption to be reduced significantly without affecting reliability and robustness. At the same time, the pumping speed of individual models at high vacuum levels has also been increased, which for meat product packagers means reduced cycle times and lower energy consumption.
All components requiring maintenance are mounted on one side of the unit for easier access, thereby reducing downtime. The cooling air circulation has also been optimized. The cooling air outlet may be directed sideways or downward, depending on how the RD is built into the packaging machine. A gas ballast device fitted as standard equipment permits the extraction of humid air, making this vacuum pump ideal for the packaging of fresh meat and other moist products.
This new generation of rotary vane vacuum pumps confirms Busch's position as the leading manufacturer of industrial vacuum technology, and sets new standards of energy efficiency, operational reliability, ease of maintenance and hygiene.
The focus of energy efficiency is not confined to the vacuum pump. As a competent partner for vacuum in the food packaging sector, Busch views energy management according to ISO 50001 in terms of a comprehensive approach that demands an understanding of the entire packaging process. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems therefore offers operators a vacuum audit free of charge.
A Busch specialist will visit the production site to analyze the entire process and the demands placed on the vacuum supply. The results of this analysis are used to evaluate the vacuum technology in terms of process reliability and efficiency. Further potential for optimization may then be identified, and recommendations can be made to reduce energy and maintenance costs.