A rotary vane pump works using positive displacement. It is made up of a series of vanes mounted within a rotor. This provides circulation within the main cavity, making it possible to force air through a pipe, duct or process at varying rates based on the application. Or, pull the air into or through a process when vacuum is required.
When in operation, the vanes slide in and out, creating a seal around the cavity or chamber, and allowing a series of smaller chambers to form within the larger chamber. Inside each chamber, air is captured and compressed, forcing it through the system, which is caused by the increasing or decreasing sizes of the chambers between the vanes, while rotating.
The rotor supports the continuous flow of air in a uniform manner during the process, and does this without any of the “Pulsations” that most other technologies of pump create.
A rotary vane pump can be used for either vacuum or pressure, and sometimes both!
What Kinds of Applications are Rotary Vane Pumps Used In?
- Pick and place
- Vacuum infusion of composites
- Paper and Plastic Packaging
- Food Packaging and Processing
- Printing and Paper Converting
- Medical/Surgical Vacuum
- Vacuum Hold Down for CNC routers
- Environmental Applications
- Lots more!!!
The Becker Rotary Vane Pump
Becker Pumps offers vane pumps that suit a variety of needs. Our Variair VFD rotary vane pumps feature a variable speed controller that is intelligent. These pumps are suited for vacuum or pressure vane pump applications.
Additionally, our Variair vane pumps offer:
- Extended vane life
- 100% oil-less operation
- 2:1 flow ratio
- Integrated or external inlet filters
All of our pumps are quiet and compact, making them the preferred option for many users. They also require minimal maintenance. If you would like to learn more about our rotary vane pump(s) or you have any other questions about pumps, we’re happy to help. Contact us to discuss your rotary vane pump needs and we’ll help you determine which product is best suited for your needs.