Vacuum Generators

A vacuum generator, also known as a suction pump or ejector, is a type of pump that removes molecules of air and gas from a sealed volume leaving behind a partial vacuum and are also able to move fluids from one area to another. Find out more in our complete guide to vacuum pumps.

Vacuum pumps devices are suitable for various processes that require vacuums such as an engineering or manufacturing process or they may be used to move liquids from one location to another, just like conventional pumps. Vacuum generators may also have a built-in exhaust silencer to keep generator noise to a minimum.

Types of Vacuum Generators

The vacuum is produced either pneumatically (ejectors) or electrically (pumps). Pneumatic vacuum generators implement short cycle times and can be integrated directly into the system due to their compact and lightweight design. Ejectors offer functions for energy and process control. Electrical vacuum generators are used in applications when compressed air is not available or if very high suction capacities are required.

Momentum transfer pump - this is where the air or gas is transferred from the inlet to the exhaust side of the pump.

Entrapment pump - these pumps capture gases in a confined space. They are cooled and condensed and then removed in a solid state.

Positive displacement pump - this vacuum pump has an expanding cavity on the suction side of the pump and a decreasing cavity on the discharge side. The same volume is moved in each cycle so it delivers consistent capacities. These pumps are suited to applications that need moderate flow and moderate pressure like food manufacturing.

Diaphragm pump - work in a similar way to positive displacement pumps and are often used for fluid transfers for filling and dispensing as they are very accurate.

How do you choose a vacuum generator?

Before purchasing a vacuum generator, there are a few factors to consider:

  • Intended application, what type of workpiece - porous, air-tight
  • Energy efficient options - a lower case electricity, compressed air
  • Pump size and weight restrictions
  • Maintaining cycle times- short cycle times, ejector
  • Performance requirements

Applications:

  • Semiconductor processing
  • Air conditioning
  • Flight instruments
  • Composite moulding
  • Uranium enrichment
  • Print presses
  • Medical applications

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Description Price Manufacturer Series Nozzle Diameter Silencer Maximum Vacuum Pressure Maximum Input Pressure Maximum Suction Flow Vacuum Gauge Maximum Operating Temperature Minimum Operating Temperature Exhaust Port Size Inlet Port Size Operating Pressure Outlet Port Size
RS stock no. 289-5428
Mfr. Part No.M/58112/09
BrandNorgren
R 609.57
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M/58112 6mm No -0.85bar 8bar 28L/min No +150°C -20°C - - 5bar -
RS stock no. 289-5434
Mfr. Part No.M/58102/10
R 2,694.74
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M/58102 >7mm Yes -0.87bar 6bar 80L/min - +80°C -20°C - - 6bar -
RS stock no. 725-210
Mfr. Part No.ZH05BS-06-06
BrandSMC
R 570.63
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ZH 0.5mm Yes -88kPa 0.45MPa 5L/min - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 289-5440
Mfr. Part No.M/58102/20
BrandNorgren
R 4,436.97
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M/58102 >7mm Yes -0.87bar 6bar 160L/min - +80°C -20°C - - 6bar -
RS stock no. 841-5166
Mfr. Part No.S80-000-923
R 2,609.85
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S80 19.1mm Yes 847mbar - 3398L/min - +204°C -73°C - - 3.5bar -
RS stock no. 841-5160
Mfr. Part No.S80-000-924
R 3,217.88
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S80 19.1mm Yes 847mbar - 3398L/min - +204°C -73°C - - 3.5bar -
RS stock no. 847-8290
Mfr. Part No.ZL212-Q
BrandSMC
R 6,946.55
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ZL212 1.2mm Yes -84kPa 0.5MPa 200L/min - +50°C +5°C - - - -
RS stock no. 725-232
Mfr. Part No.ZH10BS-06-06
BrandSMC
R 724.28
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ZH 1mm Yes -88kPa 0.45MPa 24L/min - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 202-2406
Mfr. Part No.VN-07-M-I3-PQ2-VQ2
BrandFesto
R 612.80
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VN 0.7mm - 5.8bar 6bar 13.5L/min - - - - - 1-8bar -
RS stock no. 204-0122
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-L-T3-PI4-VI4-RO1
BrandFesto
R 691.25
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VN 0.45mm - 8bar 6bar 15.7L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 176-5415
Mfr. Part No.ZH05DSA-06-06-06
BrandSMC
R 312.05
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ZH 0.5mm - -90kPa 0.45MPa 6L/min - +50°C -5°C - - - 6 mm
RS stock no. 203-9893
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-20-H-C-QO-CE-N-1PD
BrandFesto
R 15,555.51
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OVEM 2mm - 4bar 6bar 98L/min - - - - - 8bar -
RS stock no. 204-3334
Mfr. Part No.ZK2A12K5TLA-08
BrandSMC
R 4,642.16
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ZK2A 12mm Yes -0.91bar 0.35bar 74L/min - - - - - - -
RS stock no. 203-6267
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-07-H-B-GO-CE-N-2P
BrandFesto
R 12,009.47
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OVEM 0.7mm - 4.1bar 6bar 16L/min - - - - - 2 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 204-0140
Mfr. Part No.VN-07-M-T2-PI2-VI2-RO1
BrandFesto
R 722.13
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VN 0.7mm - 5.8bar 6bar 13.5L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 203-6186
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-14-H-B-QO-CE-N-2P
BrandFesto
R 14,150.76
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OVEM 1.4mm - 3.6bar 6bar 50.5L/min - - - - - 2 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 203-6236
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-14-H-B-GO-CE-N-2P
BrandFesto
R 14,329.46
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OVEM 1.4mm - 3.6bar 6bar 50.5L/min - - - - - 2 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 204-0124
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-L-T3-PQ2-VA4-RQ2
BrandFesto
R 698.34
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VN 0.45mm - 8bar 6bar 15.7L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 203-6225
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-L-T2-PI2-VI2-RO1
BrandFesto
R 689.26
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VN 0.45mm - 5bar 6bar 15.7L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS stock no. 203-6191
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-N-I3-PQ2-VT2
BrandFesto
R 583.09
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VN 0.45mm - 6bar 6bar 12L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -