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MINK

Dry claw vacuum pumps and compressors

MINK

MINK claw vacuum pumps and compressors are the result of continuous development in claw technology. Decades of experience in countless applications have led to substantial improvements.

MINK claw technology combines performance, reliability and efficiency through an innovative design. It can be used for both, vacuum and compressed air generation.

The dry and contact-free operating principle provides the benefit of nearly maintenance-free operation.

MINK vacuum pumps and compressors are perfectly suited for industrial applications, in which constant vacuum or overpressure and oil-free operation are essential.

Operating principle

MINK claw vacuum pumps and compressors feature two claw-shaped rotors. The rotors are mounted in a housing and move in opposite directions. The shape of these claw rotors extracts, compresses and expels the pumped medium.

The minimal clearance between the rotors and the chamber housing optimizes the internal seal. So, no lubricants or operating fluids are required in the compression chamber.

MINK vacuum pumps and compressors are driven by a directly flange-mounted motor. A synchronizing gearbox maintains precise rotor timing.

Discover our MINK series

  • MINK MA

    MINK MA

    Compressed air for mobile applications under extreme conditions

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  • MINK MB

    MINK MB

    Vacuum for mobile applications under extreme conditions

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  • MINK MH

    MINK MH

    Reliable hydrogen recirculation even under extreme conditions

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  • MINK MI/MM Vacuum Pumps

    MINK MI/MM Vacuum Pumps

    Industrial vacuum generation – high performance, low maintenance

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  • MINK MI/MM Compressors

    MINK MI/MM Compressors

    Efficient and constant overpressure supply for numerous industrial applications

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  • MINK MV

    MINK MV

    Dry vacuum – quiet, efficient and compact

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MINK MA

MINK MA

Compressed air for mobile applications under extreme conditions

  • Specially designed for mobile applications
  • Compact design
  • Vibration-resistant
  • Operation under extreme conditions
  • Dry and contact-free compression
  • Maintenance-free
  • Integrated speed control

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Benefits of the MINK MA series
MINK MA are dry claw compressors, developed specifically to compress or transport air in mobile applications mainly for the automotive and transport sector.

These compressors are resistant to severe vibration. They may be operated in temperatures between -40 °C and +100 °C and at elevations between -1,000 m and 4,000 m.

The "all-in-one" design leads to a very small footprint making MINK MA the optimum solution for mobile applications.

Their operating principle is dry. Thus, the pumped medium is not contaminated and may be used later without filtration or cleaning.

None of the internal moving parts come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are eliminated completely.

An integrated speed control allows the volume flow to be altered dynamically. Thus, MINK MA compressors always operate within the most efficient output range.

The CAN communication system permits parameters such as rotational speed, power consumption and temperature to be permanently recorded and controlled.

MINK MB

MINK MB

Vacuum for mobile applications under extreme conditions

  • Specially designed for mobile applications
  • Compact design
  • Vibration-resistant
  • Operation under extreme conditions
  • Dry and contact-free compression
  • Maintenance-free
  • Integrated speed control

Discover our MINK MB products

Benefits of the MINK MB series
MINK MB are dry claw vacuum pumps mainly for the automotive and transport sector.

They are resistant to severe vibration and may be operated in temperatures between -40 °C and +40 °C.

The "all-in-one" design leads to a very small footprint making MINK MB the optimum solution for mobile applications.

Their operating principle is dry. Thus, the pumped medium is not contaminated and may be used later without filtration or cleaning.

None of the internal moving parts come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are eliminated completely.

An integrated speed control allows the pumping speed to be altered dynamically. Thus, MINK MB vacuum pumps always operate within the most efficient output range.

The CAN communication system permits parameters such as rotational speed, power consumption and temperature to be permanently recorded and controlled.

MINK MH

MINK MH

Reliable hydrogen recirculation even under extreme conditions

  • Specially designed for fuel cells
  • Hydrogen-approved by SGS-TÜV
  • Compact design
  • Vibration-resistant
  • Operation under extreme temperature conditions
  • Dry and contact-free operating principle
  • Maintenance-free
  • Integrated speed control

Discover our MINK MH products

Benefits of the MINK MH series
MINK MH are hydrogen-approved claw compressors specially developed for the recirculation of hydrogen in fuel cells.

They are resistant to severe vibration levels and may be operated under extreme temperature conditions, between -30°C and +85°C.

The "all-in-one" design leads to a very small footprint making MINK MH the optimum solution for every fuel cell.

Its compression is dry. This means that no operating fluids are present in the compression chamber.

None of the internal moving parts of the compressor come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are eliminated completely.

An integrated speed control allows the volume flow to be altered dynamically. Thus, MINK MH always operate within the most efficient output range. Its volume flow remains constant throughout the entire life cycle.

The CAN communication system permits parameters such as rotational speed and power consumption to be permanently recorded and controlled.

Fields of application
Mink MH is the ideal solution for the following sectors in which hydrogen recirculation plays an important role:

  • Transportation: automotive, rail, maritime, aviation
  • Stationary: electricity generation

Operating principle fuel cell
In a fuel cell, a combination of hydrogen (coming from the tank) and oxygen (from the air) produces electricity, heat and water as a by-product.

A fuel cell consists of two electrodes, an anode and a cathode. A membrane separates them from each other and is responsible for the ion transport

Hydrogen is supplied on the anode side, oxygen on the cathode side. The hydrogen molecules are split into protons and electrons.

The hydrogen protons diffuse through the membrane to the cathode, where they react with the oxygen to form water, thereby releasing energy.

It is important that oxygen does not diffuse into the hydrogen loop to prevent explosive conditions. Therefore, hydrogen is injected in a higher quantity. This excess hydrogen shall not be released to the atmosphere because of legal regulations and efficiency reasons.

The solution is to recirculate it back to the system inlet. For that purpose, our MINK MH claw compressor comes into operation. It has been specially developed for the recirculation of excess hydrogen in fuel cells and is hydrogen-approved by TÜV Saar.

MINK MI/MM Vacuum Pumps

MINK MI/MM Vacuum Pumps

Industrial vacuum generation – high performance, low maintenance

  • Reliable rough vacuum generation
  • High efficiency levels
  • Nearly maintenance-free
  • Dry and contact-free compression

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Benefits of the MINK MI/MM vacuum pumps series
MINK MI/MM claw vacuum pumps have been specially designed for dependable industrial vacuum generation, for example for pneumatic conveying, thermoforming, plastics processing, woodworking and many more.

These vacuum pumps operate at very high efficiency levels. They deliver constantly high pumping speeds during their entire life cycle. With substantial lower energy consumption than conventional vacuum generators of the same output.

The contact-free operating principle provides the benefit of nearly maintenance-free operation. None of the internal moving parts come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are reduced to a minimum.

The proven, dry claw vacuum technology allows MINK MI/MM to run without operating fluids in the compression chamber. In practice, this means no contamination of the pumped medium and no environmental emissions.

MINK MI/MM Compressors

MINK MI/MM Compressors

Efficient and constant overpressure supply for numerous industrial applications

  • Reliable compressed air generation
  • High efficiency levels
  • Nearly maintenance-free
  • Dry and contact-free compression

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Benefits of the MINK MI/MM compressors series
MINK MI/MM claw compressors have been specially designed for dependable industrial overpressure generation, for example for pneumatic conveying, water degassing, water treatment, fish farming applications and many more.

These compressors operate at very high efficiency levels. They deliver constantly high volume flows during their entire life cycle with substantial lower energy consumption than conventional compressors of the same output.

The contact-free operating principle provides the benefit of nearly maintenance-free operation. None of the internal moving parts come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are reduced to a minimum.

The proven, dry claw technology allows MINK MI/MM to run without operating fluids in the compression chamber. In practice, this means no contamination of the pumped medium and no environmental emissions.

MINK MV

MINK MV

Dry vacuum – quiet, efficient and compact

  • Latest claw vacuum technology
  • State-of-the-art acoustic design
  • Up to 50% lower overall operating costs
  • Small footprint
  • Nearly maintenance-free
  • Dry and contact-free compression

Discover our MINK MV products

Benefits of the MINK MV series
MINK MV are the new standard for claw vacuum pumps.

They are three times better than comparable conventional vacuum generators: more quiet, more efficient, more compact.

These vacuum pumps have been specially designed for a wide range of applications, for example woodworking, pneumatic conveying or plastics processing.

The optimized sound insulation is manufactured according to the latest developments in acoustic design. Thus, the low sound levels allow quiet operation in the immediate vicinity of workstations.

Thanks to their sophisticated design MINK MV vacuum pumps achieve exceptionally high efficiency levels. They can reduce overall operating costs by up to 50% in comparison to conventional vacuum generators.

With their compact dimensions, MINK MV vacuum pumps can be installed in the smallest of floor areas.

The contact-free operating principle provides the benefit of a nearly maintenance-free operation. None of the internal moving parts come in contact with each other. Components are not subject to wear and servicing tasks are reduced to a minimum.

The proven, dry claw vacuum technology allows MINK MV to run without operating fluids in the compression chamber. In practice, this means no contamination of the pumped medium and no environmental emissions.