Pfeiffer Vacuum has extended its HiCube range to incorporate a new pro turbopump station which is pitted towards fast down-time applications.

Pfeiffer Vacuum, has introduced HiCube™ Pro turbopump stations which feature HiPace turbopumps and the dry ACP multi-stage backing pump from the Adixen Division of Pfeiffer Vacuum.

According to the North American manufacturer, Pfeiffer Vacuum, the new plug-and-play pump stations are particularly suited to applications that require fast pump-down times. The new devices also promise flexibility, high performance, long service life, and modular design for easy integration into the users’ process.  Integrated drive electronics reduce the need for cumbersome cabling while innovative materials double the service life of the drives. Similarly, the functional aluminum housing makes these turbopump stations extremely light for ease of handling. 

Run-up time has also been reduced so that the desired vacuum level is reached sooner. According to Pfeiffer Vacuum, remote pump performance review and integrated sensors allow analysis of temperature and other pertinent data, while a sealing gas connection safeguards the bearings against particulate matter or oxidising gases providing high reliability in both light duty and harsh duty applications.  These turbopump stations also boast reduced rotation speed for no gas load and an electromagnetic valve that shuts off the ACP pump during power down situations. 

The HiCube Pro joins the Pfeiffer Vacuum’s existing HiCube line which includes the HiCube Eco and HiCube Classic family of turbopump stations.  The HiCube Eco is for pumping speeds from 35 I/s - 67 I/s and HiCube Classic, with dry or oil-sealed backing pumps is for applications where pump down time is not as critical.