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R5 RD – New Generation for Vacuum Packaging

RD series vacuum pumps belong to the Busch product family of proven R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps. They have been specifically designed for use in vacuum packaging machines and fast packaging cycles.

Robustness and reliability of operation are the outstanding qualities of R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps. These are just some of the reasons why proven Busch rotary vane technology has long established itself as the industry standard. Over 3 million R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps are in operation worldwide in industry every day.

High efficiency and energy-efficient drive units are the outstanding qualities of this product family. The R5 RD series even achieves the same performance with 20% less energy consumption.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Efficient: low operating costs, high uptime, energy-efficient, reduced heat emission, optimized heat direction
  • Flexible: application-oriented, multidirectional horizontal inlet flange, optimized for fast packaging cycles
  • Easy Servicing: all service relevant parts on one side, service routine significantly faster, smooth surface design for easy cleaning
  • Reliable: robust construction, highly resilient carbon fiber vanes, proven performance

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Accessories and spare parts

Optimum Performance and Reliability

  1. Larger gas-ballast valve
  2. Energy Recuperation Kit
  3. Adapter flange
  • Standard motors meeting IEC or NEMA criteria, IE3
  • Temperature switch
  • Combined level / temperature switch
  • Inlet filter
  • Vertical Inlet
  • Filter pressure gauge
  • Cooling air deflector
  • G 2" exhaust connection flange
  • Vacuum pump oils for all applications

Product Overview

R5 RD Series Type


Energy Efficient Solution for Vacuum Packaging

New Generation for Vacuum Packaging
With the development of the first ever rotary vane vacuum pump for the packaging of food, Busch has set the standards in the vacuum packaging industry. For decades, R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps have been the leaders in providing vacuum for applications in food production, food process technology, food packaging as well as other vacuum packaging applications. Being optimized for operating around ultimate pressure and due to their high reliability and long service lifetime, they are regarded until today as the "packaging vacuum pumps par excellence". The R5 RD is the new generation within the proven R5 product family and the result of this continuous development.

Vacuum Packaging
Vacuum packaging helps to extend shelf life of fresh food considerably and has therefore become indispensable today. In particular, the extraction of oxygen plays a decisive role. This method prevents oxidation processes, preserving not only quality, texture and flavour of the packaged product but also its nutrients, vitamins and taste. Furthermore, aerobic bacteria multiply very slowly or not at all. Dry foods can be protected against moisture by means of vacuum packaging. MAP (modified atmosphere packaging) is mainly used for fresh meat, fish or convenience food. Atmosphere in the packaging is replaced by a gas mixture to maintain optical appearance, freshness and flavour.

Typical uses of R5 vacuum pumps are in chamber machines, tray sealers and both the sealing and forming stations of thermoformers. They are used in countless food processes, such as meat and sausage production, cheese manufacturing, convenience food preparation and beverage bottling.

Central Vacuum Systems
R5 rotary vane vacuum pumps are the perfect individual vacuum modules in a centralized vacuum supply for the packaging industry. Providing central vacuum systems is an area in which Busch has gained worldwide experience over many decades. Due to the accumulated know-how from thousands of installations, Busch can always provide the best vacuum solution meeting the specific requirements of each customer.

A centralization of the vacuum supply yields shorter evacuation times and still allows the packaging process to run with fewer vacuum pumps. The demand-driven control ensures that only as many vacuum pumps are in operation as are needed at any specific point in time. Considerable energy savings can be realized in comparison to a decentralized vacuum supply. Moreover, being installed outside of the packaging room, a central vacuum system helps to keep the production free from heat emissions, and maintenance can easily be carried out during operation.

and many more!

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