A fresh take on energy efficiency – energy-saving vacuum technology

The new Mink MV 0080 C claw vacuum pump can be adapted precisely to processing conditions
( | Press Release | 2017-04-25 11:55:41 )
“A fresh take on energy efficiency – energy-saving vacuum technology” will be the theme of the Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems exhibition at the Interpack 2017 trade fair. Vacuum technology plays a central role in many packaging processes and in the production of packaging materials, and Busch is therefore presenting a range of solutions for safe, economical vacuum generation at the event. With its new vacuum pumps in the R 5 and Mink series, Busch will present two ground-breaking developments that are focused on energy efficiency as well as operational and process safety.

With the latest generation of R 5 vacuum pump, the company has succeeded in further optimizing the energy efficiency of its proven rotary vane vacuum technology, and the model now uses 20 percent less energy than comparable vacuum pumps. The R 5 RD series is setting new standards, especially for applications in the vacuum packaging sector. Thanks to substantial technical optimization, the vacuum pump not only helps save energy, but also helps shorten packaging cycles and/or cycle times.

Heat emissions have been reduced and the cooling air is diverted in a targeted way. One important energy-saving factor, which is especially important for the packaging of food in cooled rooms, is that the warming of ambient air is minimized. This is because as the amount of heat a vacuum pump radiates increases, so does the cooling output required of the air-conditioning in the room.

Exhaust air filtration has also been optimized thanks to new filter technology, meaning that only a single filter element is needed to remove oil residues from the exhaust air before it passes out of the vacuum pump. This, along with the fact that all parts requiring maintenance are accessible from one side, simplifies maintenance work and reduces maintenance costs.

The vacuum pump is also ideal for packaging moist products thanks to its built-in gas ballast valve, since it extracts water vapour with ease.

The new Mink MV claw vacuum pump is based on an entirely different energy-saving philosophy. This extremely compact, dry-compressing vacuum pump is available in three sizes with pumping speeds of 40, 60 and 80 cubic metres per hour, each of which is equipped with a smart drive with speed control as standard. The pump can be used during packaging for automatic handling tasks, for example, in which a precise vacuum level or constant pumping speed must be maintained, despite constantly changing processing conditions. The drive allows the Mink MV to operate based on actual requirements. As a result, energy can be saved intelligently in applications that do not constantly require full vacuum performance. The contact-free compression principle on which they are based makes Mink claw vacuum pumps extremely energy-efficient. The pumps are also wear-free, meaning that they require virtually no maintenance.

Busch will be presenting these and other energy-efficient vacuum technologies for all areas of the packaging sector at Stand D40 in Hall 4.

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