Atlas Copco expands its vacuum solutions

Atlas Copco has launched a new range of vacuum products designed to support
the specific needs of customers across diverse markets and many common vacuum applications.

Atlas Copco’s new vacuum portfolio includes 2-stage oil-sealed rotary
vane vacuum pumps, vacuum booster pumps, piston pumps, liquid ring pumps and
steam ejectors. The new vacuum products can support several industries from mining,
cement, paper, refineries and food to aerospace, automotive, refrigeration,
glass, bottling, canning and woodworking.

Atlas Copco plans to introduce an innovative, intelligent vacuum pump,
the GHS VSD+, a new range of highly efficient, intelligent vacuum pumps with
Variable Speed Drive (VSD). Based on the well-known and durable plug-and-play
design principles of Atlas Copco compressors, these vacuum pumps have been
designed by vacuum engineers to deliver peak performance at operating pressures
commonly found in industrial applications.

Key benefits of the GHS VSD+ series vacuum pumps include 50 per cent energy
savings; advanced variable speed drive and innovative motor design increasing efficiency
and reducing lifecycle costs; significantly better performance against
benchmarked oil-sealed and dry vane vacuum pumps; quiet operation; sustainable
productivity due to built-in efficiency, conforming to energy management and
environmental commitments according to ISO 50001/14001; and reduced
environmental impact due to ultra-high oil retention at all operating
pressures.

Atlas Copco’s range of vacuum
solutions:

GVD 0.7-28 series

The GVD 0.7-28 series of small 2-stage oil-sealed rotary vane pumps
delivers excellent ultimate vacuum pressure, high pumping efficiency and superior
vapour handling capabilities with quiet operation. Offering reliable and stable
proven performance that sets the industry standards for R&D and scientific
pumping applications, all pumps/motors are approved to UL and CSA standards.

GVD 40-275 series

The GVD 40-275 series of 2-stage oil sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps offers
high ultimate vacuum, rapid pumping speeds and quiet operation with the ability
to handle water vapour. Inherently compact and vibration-free, these direct
drive rotary vane pumps offer excellent operator protection with their
finger-proof fan and coupling housings.

ZRS 250-4200 series

Based on the simple rotary lobe principle, ZRS 250-4200 mechanical
booster pumps are ideal for applications requiring high pumping speeds for pressures
in the region of 0.01 to 50 mbar. This pump must always be backed by another
pump, which can deliver against a high-pressure differential to atmospheric
pressure. Operating at relatively low pressures, the mechanical booster pump is
highly reliable as it is not exposed to the same concentrations of corrosive
process media as the backing pump.

GLS 250-500 series

The Atlas Copco GLS 250-500 series of rotary piston pumps sets the
standard for performance and reliability as the industry’s most efficient,
space-saving design with over 10,000 units sold. The new upgraded version of
the GLS delivers even better dependability and productivity combined with
minimal maintenance and process downtime. These pumps are recommended for demanding
applications such as the automotive or aerospace industry and their supply
chains.

AW series

Atlas Copco liquid ring vacuum pumps are offered as standard packages in
a number of configurations, and are suitable for operation in once through,
partial or total recirculation. The AW liquid ring vacuum pumps are available
for both single (AWS) and two stage pumps (AWD) with a 200-37500 m³/h capacity
range and vacuum levels down to 30 mbar (a).