The Zephyr Vacuum Pump has been designed for use with vacuum
beds and dispensing tip drying systems in laboratories. It is an oil-free pump.
Vacuum beds must provide sufficient airflow to hold materials in place without generating high vacuums which can damage the materials. For example, this is particularly important with fragile membranes used in rapid diagnostic manufacturing. When more than one piece of material must be held on the vacuum bed, it is important to maintain the hold on the first piece of material while the second and subsequent pieces are put in place.
The Zephyr Vacuum Pump has been specially designed with these characteristics in mind. It has enough airflow to hold materials on one part of the bed while other holes on the bed are still open. This high airflow is also important when open materials such as coarse glass fibre are used.
Dispensing systems for diagnostic manufacturing, genomics and proteomics use fine tips where the volume of water left on the tips after washing is the same order of magnitude as the very small droplets that are dispensed. This residual wash water must be removed before the next dispensing cycle in order to maintain accuracy. Drying these tips with high airflow avoids touching the tips which could cause damage or inconsistent drying.
The pump has a 30 micron filter to protect the pump by trapping dust, fibres from glass fibre mats and similar contaminants. The filter also incorporates a small vapour trap. Where there is a danger of flooding which would damage the pump, an additional external water trap is available as an option. In very hot environments, internal cooling fans are available as a factory-fitted option.
The Zephyr is an exceptionally quiet pump and it can be left running continuously on a laboratory bench where it will be barely audible over the background noise of a typical laboratory.
|* 50Hz § 60Hz ‡ specify when ordering|
45dBa at 1 metre
70 litres/min *
2.1 cuft/min §
100V and 230V CE Approved
115V CE Approved and motor UL listed
Metric: 10mm plus 6mm adaptor
Inch: 3/8" plus 1/4" adaptor