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R5

Oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps

R5

With the invention of the R5 oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pump, Dr.-Ing. Karl Busch has revolutionized food packaging. And today, we are the market leader in vacuum packaging.

However, the R5 is not limited to this application but represents the industry standard for a wide range of applications. Every day, over 3 million R5 vacuum pumps are in operation around the globe.

In the course of over 50 years, we have continuously developed and optimized rotary vane technology. Always with a strong focus on energy efficiency.

Throughout the industry, the R5 is known for its robustness and reliability. You can always rely on the R5 – whether used intermittently or around the clock.

A wide range of sizes, design options and accessories ensures that the R5 is the perfect match for many processes.

Maintenance can easily be carried out by the operator. Apart from changing oil and filters at regular service intervals, no further maintenance is required.

Operating Principle

R5 rotary vane technology is synonymous with a robust and functional construction. In a cylindrical housing, a rotor with three vanes is mounted eccentrically. Due to centrifugal force, these vanes slide out and form chambers between themselves and the housing.

The pumped medium is trapped inside these three chambers. During further rotation, their volume is constantly reduced. Thereby, the pumped medium is compressed and transported to the outlet.

R5 vacuum pumps operate with recirculating oil lubrication. A downstream oil separator segregates sealing oil and pumped medium for efficient reuse of oil.

A non-return valve prevents the pumped medium from flowing back into the process after the vacuum pump is switched off.

Discover our R5 Series

  • R5 RD

    R5 RD

    The new benchmark of rotary vane technology

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  • R5 RA

    R5 RA

    The all-rounder for countless vacuum applications

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  • R5 RU

    R5 RU

    Reliable and clean vacuum for accurate analysis results

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  • R5 RE

    R5 RE

    The robust and explosion-proofed solution

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  • R5 PB

    R5 PB

    The compact solution for home use

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  • R5 KB

    R5 KB

    High performance for confined spaces

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R5 RD

R5 RD

The new benchmark of rotary vane technology

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Reduced heat emission
  • Improved cooling air flow
  • Fast service routine
  • Smooth surface design
  • Highly resilient carbon fiber vanes

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Benefits of the R5 RD series
R5 RD rotary vane vacuum pumps are the new standard for vacuum packaging. They are also well-established in a variety of other industrial applications.

High efficiency is the outstanding quality of this series. With an up to 30% lower energy consumption compared to conventional rotary vane vacuum pumps.

Heat emission has also been reduced thanks to an improved cooling air flow. Together with an optimized heat discharge, this contributes to a low ambient temperature.

All service relevant components are mounted on one side of the vacuum pump for easier access. Therefore, the service routine becomes significantly faster. And the smooth surface design facilitates cleaning.

The single exhaust filter can be replaced in less than a minute. Moreover, it provides enhanced filtration performance for best-in-class oil separation.

R5 RD vacuum pumps feature hard-wearing carbon fiber vanes as standard, ensuring excellent performance and a long service life.

R5 RA

R5 RA

The all-rounder for countless vacuum applications

  • High performance
  • Durable construction
  • Designed for continuous operation
  • Ultimate pressure proof
  • High performance vanes

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Benefits of the R5 RA series
R5 RA oil-lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps are real all-rounders. They have been designed for a wide range of industrial applications, for example vacuum packaging, food processing, pneumatic conveying, plastics processing and many more.

These vacuum pumps are characterized by high pumping speeds even in low pressure ranges and therefore rapid evacuation times.

They feature highly durable high performance vanes as standard, ensuring excellent performance and a long service life.

R5 RA vacuum pumps are designed for continuous operation. An integrated float valve regulates the oil return depending on the oil level.

Vacuum pumps of the RA series are ultimate pressure-proofed. They can be operated continuously at ultimate pressure without overheating.

  • R5 RA 0025/0040 F

    R5 RA 0025/0040 F

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    40 m³/h

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  • R5 RA 0063/0100 F

    R5 RA 0063/0100 F

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    100 m³/h

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  • R5 RA 0155 A

    R5 RA 0155 A

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    150 m³/h

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  • R5 RA 0160–0302 D

    R5 RA 0160–0302 D

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    300 m³/h

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  • R5 RA 0165–0305 D

    R5 RA 0165–0305 D

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    300 m³/h

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  • R5 RA 0400–0630 C

    R5 RA 0400–0630 C

    Ultimate pressure
    0.1 hPa (mbar)
    Nominal pumping speed
    630 m³/h

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R5 RU

R5 RU

Reliable and clean vacuum for accurate analysis results

  • High reliability and availability
  • Low noise and vibration levels
  • Special chemical resistant oil
  • Optimized cooling system
  • Intelligent variable speed drive
  • Electromagnetic compatibility

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Benefits of the R5 RU series
R5 RU rotary vane vacuum pumps are our laboratory vacuum pumps: the ideal solution for analytical and scientific applications.

Their sophisticated vibration damping and reinforced outer wall ensure low noise and vibration levels. Therefore, they can be placed directly at laboratory workstations.

R5 RU are prefilled with a special chemical-resistant oil for increased lifetime in analytical applications. An optimized oil supply with internal oil lines ensures maximum performance.

The innovative cooling keeps the operating temperature permanently in the optimal range. This results in less wear on components.

R5 RU series vacuum pumps are equipped with a variable speed drive. This gives you the possibility to supply your laboratory system individually with a precisely matching volumetric flow and pressure.

RU vacuum pumps are electromagnetically compatible (EMC) in accordance with the directive 2014/30/EU. Furthermore, they are approved according to UL 61010-1 and EN 61010-1.

R5 RE

R5 RE

The robust and explosion-proofed solution

  • ATEX-certified
  • Explosion-proofed motor
  • Flame arresters as standard

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Benefits of the R5 RE series
R5 RE are explosion pressure resistant rotary vane vacuum pumps. They have been specially designed to extract explosion endangered gas/air and vapor/air mixtures.

These vacuum pumps are certified in accordance with Directive 2014/34/EU for: II 1G h IIB3 T4 Ga for inside and II 2G h IIB3 T4 Gb outside the vacuum pump.

Their ATEX certification makes them suitable for the extraction of almost all materials in the IIB3 explosion group. They can also be used for the extraction of petrol vapor.

R5 RE series vacuum pumps are driven by a directly flange-mounted explosion-proof electric motor. They come with flame arresters as standard.

R5 PB

R5 PB

The compact solution for home use

  • Small footprint
  • Quiet
  • Highly durable rotor vanes
  • Prefilling with special oil
  • Ideal for food applications in deli counters or restaurants

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Benefits of the R5 PB series
R5 PB rotary vane vacuum pumps are the smallest vacuum pumps of the R5 series. Their block construction with directly mounted motor permits installation in confined spaces, like table top packaging machines. Moreover, they are characterized by their quiet operation.

This makes them the perfect choice for food applications in deli counters or restaurants. For example, for sous-vide cooking or marinating and preserving foodstuffs.

Thanks to prefilling with a special oil there is no need for an oil change over the whole life cycle.

R5 PB series vacuum pumps feature highly durable rotor vanes as standard. This ensures a long service life and makes them nearly maintenance-free. A thermo-protecting element prevents the motor from overloading.

R5 KB

R5 KB

High performance for confined spaces

  • Small footprint
  • Optimum performance
  • Long service life
  • Highly resilient epoxy resin vanes

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Benefits of the R5 KB series
R5 KB rotary vane vacuum pumps are characterized by their compact construction, light weight and high performance.

They are perfectly suited for installation in confined spaces, for example in vacuum packaging machines. The integrated motor and transmission make them the ideal choice for fixed installations.

R5 KB feature highly durable Busch fiber-reinforced epoxy resin vanes as standard. This ensures an optimum performance and long service life.