High speed vacuum pumps for harsh applications

Paul Boughton

BOC Edwards is extending its range of high-speed, igh-capacity dry vacuum pumps with the launch of the IDX1000. Based on the company's hird-generation double-ended screw technology, the pump is designed to provide reliable operation and low cost-of-ownership in harsh industrial applications such as metallurgy and roll coating.

Designed as a adry' system, the IDX1000 has no lubricants under vacuum. This means there is no possibility of process contamination which can occur both within the oil -- which affects the performance of the pump -- or, in some extreme cases, the final product.
The IDX1000 also reduces environmental impact, as regular replacement of contaminated oil is not required -- thereby eliminating the need to dispose of oil in line with, often costly, environmental guidelines.
Traditionally demanding processes, such as steel degassing, involve large chambers that require a fast pump-down speed to reach the target pressure quickly. The IDX1000's 950m3/h capacity, combined with its dust handling capabilities, are suitable for these harsh industrial applications. On particularly dusty applications a range of filter options is available to complement main system separation.
The IDX1000 bearing and gearbox lubrication system uses cooled, filtered oil and the ouble-ended design eliminates he axial forces.

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