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. 202-2425
Mfr. Part No.VN-14-H-T4-PQ3-VQ3-RO2-B
BrandFesto
$319.90
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VN 1.4mm - 3.5bar 6bar 48.8L/min - - - - - 2-8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6187
Mfr. Part No.OABM-P-6
BrandFesto
$185.26
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OABM - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-6193
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-05-H-B-QO-CE-N-2P
BrandFesto
$1,222.86
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OVEM 0.45mm - 5.1bar 6bar 6L/min - - - - - 2 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6195
Mfr. Part No.VN-20-L-T6-PQ4-VA5-RO2
BrandFesto
$258.67
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VN 2mm - 3bar 6bar 188L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6189
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-L
BrandFesto
$32.664
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VN 0.45mm - 8bar 6bar 13.6L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 176-5421
Mfr. Part No.ZH20DSA-03-04-04
BrandSMC
$157.77
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ZH 2mm - -90kPa 0.45MPa 90L/min - +50°C -5°C RC 1/2 - - -
RS Stock No. 203-9896
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-30-H-C-QO-CE-N-1P
BrandFesto
$1,300.76
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OVEM 3mm - 4bar 6bar 181L/min - - - - - 8bar -
RS Stock No. 202-2444
Mfr. Part No.VN-10-M-I3-PQ2-VQ2
BrandFesto
$60.93
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VN 0.95mm - 5.8bar 6bar 28L/min - - - - - 1-8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-9860
Mfr. Part No.OVEL-5-H-10-PQ-VQ4-UA-C-A-V1B-H3
BrandFesto
$330.99
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OVEL 0.45mm - 4.2bar 4bar 4L/min - - - - - 7bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6284
Mfr. Part No.VN-14-H-T4-PI4-VI5-RO2
BrandFesto
$96.87
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VN 1.4mm - 5bar 6bar 51.6L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6304
Mfr. Part No.VN-10-L-T4-PQ2-VA5-RO2
BrandFesto
$106.92
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VN 0.95mm - 4bar 6bar 62.7L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 204-0132
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-N-T3-PI4-VI4-RI4
BrandFesto
$54.86
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VN 0.45mm - 8bar 6bar 12L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 124-4235
Mfr. Part No.ZK2A10K5TL-08
BrandSMC
$369.98
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- 1mm Yes -91kPa 0.6MPa 44L/min - 50°C -5°C - 8mm - -
RS Stock No. 202-2429
Mfr. Part No.VN-10-H-T3-PQ2-VQ2-RO1
BrandFesto
$70.38
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VN 0.95mm - 4.5bar 6bar 25L/min - - - - - 1-8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6200
Mfr. Part No.OVEM-10-H-B-QO-CE-N-2P
BrandFesto
$1,259.98
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OVEM 0.95mm - 3.5bar 6bar 19.5L/min - - - - - 2 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 203-6274
Mfr. Part No.VN-30-H-T6-PQ4-VQ5-RO2
BrandFesto
$260.18
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VN 3mm - 3.7bar 6bar 186L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 204-3341
Mfr. Part No.ZK2A12K5RWA-08
BrandSMC
$590.42
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ZK2A 12mm Yes -0.91bar 0.35bar 74L/min - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 203-6191
Mfr. Part No.VN-05-N-I3-PQ2-VT2
BrandFesto
$54.86
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VN 0.45mm - 6bar 6bar 12L/min - - - - - 1 to 8bar -
RS Stock No. 176-5422
Mfr. Part No.ZH10DSA-06-06-08
BrandSMC
$52.30
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ZH 1mm - -90kPa 0.45MPa 26L/min - +50°C -5°C - - - 6 mm
RS Stock No. 204-3339
Mfr. Part No.ZK2A12K5HLA-08
BrandSMC
$1,268.40
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ZK2A 12mm Yes -0.91bar 0.35bar 74L/min - - - - - - -