Leybold has expanded its TURBOVAC i/iX pump family especially for industrial, coating and research applications that require robust pumps with higher pumping speeds.

The vacuum specialist today (17th May) unveiled the new 1350 and 1450 sizes and its variants. With these variants, the TURBOVAC i/iX series is now complete with eight models ranging from 90 to 1450 l/s sizes.to maximise the pumping speeds.

For light gases, such as helium and hydrogen, pumping speed of the TURBOVAC 1350 I/s is 3-5% higher than reference industry products, for heavier gases 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 optimised to maximise conductance.

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Source: Leybold

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.

“It is this feature that prevents process downtime and thus gives peace of mind to our customers” explained Cormac Kerins, Product Manager, at Leybold.

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.