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Atlas Copco enters vacuum market with its own oil-injected vacuum pump system

2012-05-02

Atlas Copco’s expertise in compressor technique will now also be applied to vacuum pump technology. Thanks to the synergies between compressed air and vacuum technology, Atlas Copco now designs and manufactures its own vacuum pump systems with the same quality and reliability as those of Atlas Copco’s compressors. With the new GV oil-sealed rotary screw vacuum pump, Atlas Copco launches its first pump system for “rough vacuum” between 0.5mbar and 500mbar.

The GV offers a reliable, efficient vacuum

GV 1000
At the heart of the new GV is Atlas Copco’s in-house designed, reliable screw element. In this operating pressure range, oil-sealed rotary screw technology offers the best performance at the lowest energy cost.

Thanks to its modulating valve, fitted at the pump inlet, the capacity can be matched to the actual demand. This concept not only minimizes the system’s vacuum level fluctuations, but also operates the pump at the lowest possible energy point. The vacuum pump also has to stop/start less frequently, leading to less wear and maintenance and therefore increased reliability.

Rough vacuum suitable for the general industry

The GV delivers capacities between 500 and 5000m3/h, making it the ideal machine for many applications. From printing and packaging to plastics, electronics, woodworking, bottling and canning, the GV delivers consistent and efficient vacuum.
 
Thanks to its quiet operation, the GV can be installed close to the point of use. But this technology also allows for remote installation as part of a centralized vacuum system.

One-stop shop for compressed air and vacuum

As a market leader in compressed air technology, Atlas Copco can now outfit complete factories with both compressed air, low pressure air and vacuum. To customers, this means one supplier and one service technician. Koen Lauwers, Vice President Marketing to the Industrial Air Division, notes: “In the months to come, Atlas Copco expects to launch more and new vacuum pump technologies and systems.”  For more information; please check our dedicated microsite: http://www.atlascopco.com/vacuum.

For more information, please contact

  • Sarah Geerts, Communication Manager Industrial Air Division.                                          
    Tel: +32 3 870 27 77 or e-mail: sarah.geerts@be.atlascopco.com
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2011, Atlas Copco had 37 500 employees and revenues of BSEK 81 (BEUR 9). Learn more at http://www.atlascopco.com/
 
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, vacuum pumps, gas generators, air treatment solutions and compressor controls and monitoring under several brands.  In addition to serving a wide variety of industries, dedicated solutions are also available for marine, railway and oil and gas customers.  The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.