Vacuum specialist Leybold has developed a series of Hygienic Enclosures for vacuum pumps to ensure the highest hygiene standards.

The German company offers users these stainless steel housings in seven different sizes, tailor made of each vacuum pump.

In the food industry, vacuum pumps are often placed directly next to the processing and packaging lines and thus not implemented in the equipment.

Unprotected pumps are directly exposed to aggressive cleaning media during the rinsing processes.

Over time, this leads to corroded vacuum pumps, shorter life cycles, higher costs and ultimately even to food contamination.

pic Leybold Hygienic Enclosure

Source: Leybold

In order to counteract these risks, Leybold has developed a new protection concept – the Hygienic Enclosures.

Encased by these stainless steel enclosures, the vacuum pumps can be positioned near machines and systems without any problems.

“On the basis of the protected Leybold vacuum pumps we can create better and more robust solutions for the demanding food applications,” emphasized Product Manager Niels Gorrebeeck.

“Of course, this applies all the more to applications such as stuffers, tumblers and of course packaging machines, where the machines and systems are cleaned and disinfected particularly frequently and intensively.”