Vacuum Equipment Dry Vane System

Dry Vane System

Vacuum Systems (Dry Vane Type)

Simple, robust and efficient dry-running vacuum system ideally suited to VRTM processes.

This type of vacuum system is not adversely affected by air-admittance during the moulding process (‘rough’ vacuum), unlike oil-lubricated pumps which despite achieving higher levels of vacuum, can vent oil vapour if used in this type of application. Available as a stand-alone pump or in a range of configurations.

Features include:

  • High-output and oil-free rotary vane vacuum pump
  • Range of rated outputs with a maximum vacuum level of 100 - 150 mbar (absolute)
  • Fitted with a replaceable cartridge filter to prevent dust and fibre entering the pump
  • Running time approximately 4000 - 8000 hours between service intervals
  • Range of configurations available to suit single or multi-mould operations
Vacuum System Options
Three Phase Supply
  • Larger (25 and 40 m³/hr) pumps can be specified for single phase or three phase supply
  • Simple ON/OFF Control
  • Start/stop DOL control with motor overload protection
  • Full Switching Control
  • Digital display of vacuum gauge level
  • User adjustable digital switching unit to minimise pump operation whilst providing constant vacuum output
  • Automatically turns pump ON/OFF between pre-set minimum/maximum vacuum level settings
  • Control unit with MCB fusing, motor overload protection, and solid-state relay power switching
  • Absolute Vacuum Gauge
  • Digital display to provide readout of vacuum level from atmospheric pressure down to zero mbar (absolute)
  • Hours-Run Meter
  • Electronic counter to record the total pump use in hours
  • Allows accurate planning of service intervals
  • Small Reservoir
  • 20 litre vacuum reservoir
  • Includes two vacuum take-offs
  • One vacuum take-off is fitted with a regulator, providing a constant downstream, vacuum independent of upstream variations
  • Large Reservoir
  • 200 litre vacuum reservoir
  • Includes six vacuum take-offs
  • Three vacuum take-offs are fitted with regulators, providing a constant downstream, vacuum independent of upstream variations
  • Frame Mounting
  • The pump is mounted onto a simple compact base frame with 2 x swivel/stop castors and 2 x fixed castors
  • This option is required if a control option is chosen but does not include a reservoir
  • How to Specify/Order

    Machine Item/Option NotesPart/Option Number
    Vacuum System (Dry Vane Type)
    5 m³/hr Vacuum SystemSingle phase
    10 m³/hr Vacuum SystemSingle phase
    40 m³/hr Vacuum SystemSingle phase
    40 m³/hr Vacuum SystemThree phase
    Simple ON/OFF Control
    Full Switching Control
    Absolute Vacuum Readout
    Hours-Run Meter
    Available with either control option (simple or full switching)
    Small Reservoir
    Suitable for 5 or 10 m³/hr pumps
    Large Reservoir
    Suitable for 40 m³/hr pumps
    Frame Mounting
    Required if a control option is chosen but does not include a reservoir
    Vacuum System Spares Kits5 m³/hr pump (Seco)
    10 m³/hr pump (Seco)
    40 m³/hr pump (Seco)

    To specify a configuration, use the vacuum system part number followed by the required option numbers, separated by a hyphen:

    e.g. XV-0100-04-11-21 specifies a 40 m³/hr vacuum system with the three-phase option, full switching control and a large reservoir.

    Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice.