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Vacuum Generation Laboratory Vacuum Pumps Run by Compressed Air

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

The laboratory vacuum pump Lab Vac by Piab uses compressed air provided by a standard compressed air system to generate a vacuum. The vacuum can be provided to 11 mmHg absolute, making it ideal for all common laboratory applications such as vacuum filtration, rotary evaporation, degassing, gel drying, etc.

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Piab's Lab Vac is a portable vacuum pump specially engineered for use in modern laboratories.
Piab's Lab Vac is a portable vacuum pump specially engineered for use in modern laboratories.
(Source: Piab)

Sweden — The time-tested design and construction of the Piab Lab Vac uses the same technology the company offers in other industries worldwide. Specifically engineered for use in the modern laboratory, the Piab Lab Vac has been developed to be environmentally friendly, energy efficient and extremely reliable, Piab claims. The user serviceable compressed air powered vacuum pump technology has no moving parts and requires virtually no maintenance. The multi stage ejector nozzles are quite energy efficient with very low sound levels. Precise vacuum control can be provided by adding the Vacustat that can prevent over pressure and increases energy efficiency even further.

The Piab Lab Vac is designed to be a very small, portable vacuum device that can be mounted near the point-of-use which eliminates the need and cost of piping from a large expensive centrally located motor driven pump and vastly improves the quality of vacuum available to the end user as line losses are eliminated and reliability is increased. It also frees up bench and aisle space by eliminating the need to find space for bulky local vacuum pumps. The Piab Lab Vac can be wall mounted or placed in a reaction rack for optimum flexibility in the laboratory environment.

Constructed from PPS (polyphenylene sulphide), the device can withstand chemical attack from most common organic solvents, acids and bases. When outfitted with Kalrez seals, the solution becomes extremely durable by being able to withstand the harshest environments and chemicals in use in most laboratories.