Leybold has further expanded its TURBOVAC i/iX pump family especially for industrial, coating and research applications that require robust pumps with higher pumping speeds. The new 1350 and 1450 sizes and its variants have been developed to maximize the pumping speeds. With these variants, the TURBOVAC i/iX series is now complete with 8 models ranging from 90 to 1450 l/s sizes.
For light gases (H2, He), pumping speed of the TURBOVAC 1350 I/s is 3-5% higher than reference industry products. For heavier gases (Ar), the TURBOVAC 1450 i is 10% higher than same reference products. With industrial customers in mind, both pumps offer high throughput while tolerating high fore-vacuum pressures of up to 4 mbar. With DN 200 and DN 250 flange sizes to choose from these models are optimized to maximize conductance.
One of the benefits of the TURBOVAC design is their insensitivity against mechanical impacts and harsh venting, which can occur in many industrial type applications. While the TURBOVAC i/iX pumps have so far had protection class IP40 as standard, the new sizes (850 i to 1450 i) offer protection class IP54 as an option. This means that the models are better suited for use in particularly harsh environments and are more resistant against water and dust ingression through improved sealing of the connections and components.
Maintenance of the TURBOVAC 850 i to 1450 i has also been simplified with smart systems which check the condition of the mechanical bearing and warn when a service is imminent. TURBOVAC pumps can be run in any orientation, to achieve this with the larger 1350 i and 1450 i Leybold released two variants. “U” versions of the larger pumps are installed upside down up to a horizontal orientation. The standard versions can be installed with the inlet facing upwards to a horizontal orientation.
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