Top 5 tips for purchasing a Vacuum Pump

Vacuum pumps are used throughout research labs for a variety of applications. Because of this broad array of uses, finding the pump best suited to your needs can be a challenge. Following these 5 tips will help you find the right pump to support your work and meet your budget. Consider your application: Make sure…

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PC 3001 VARIO® Select

The new, easy-to-use VACUU·SELECT® controller features an application-based touch-screen interface that covers all common lab vacuum processes. Use the preloaded applications or create your own with the drag-and-drop editor. – Integrated into the PC 3001 VARIO® select pump, you can run fully automated evaporations at the touch of a button. The VACUU·SELECT controller continuously detects…

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Vacuubrand’s New Mini Catalog

The New! VACUUBRAND, Inc. mini catalog is now available! Need a hard copy or PDF version for your lab? Request one here or call us at 888-882-6730 to have one sent out to you. Still need help finding the right vacuum pump? Visit our Vacuum Pump Selection Guide.

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Vacuum….it’s Everywhere: Vacuum Apple Harvester

Agricultural labor shortages and the drive for ever-higher productivity to control costs and keep prices low is driving the development of apple harvesters that rely on vacuum systems. These systems have been under development for several years, with promised introduction in 2018. Will this be the year that vacuum-driven automation reaches the orchards? Equipment developers…

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VACUU·SELECT Controller

The new VACUU·SELECT® controller brings a modern, touch-screen interface to lab vacuum applications. Scientists find the controller easy-to-use with intuitive navigation, much like their smartphones. Since the VACUU·SELECT® controller comes preloaded with common laboratory vacuum applications, users are able to get started in a matter of moments. To begin work using a rotary evaporator or…

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Sustainable Vacuum System at Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s new McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering is a research facility built around the University’s vision of multi-disciplinary “research neighborhoods,” which would co-locate scientists with overlapping interests.  Completed in 2016, McCourtney Hall is a 219,500 GSF building, with 100,000 ASF of open lab and team spaces.  Some of the…

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Instant Multi-User Vacuum

Do you need additional vacuum capacity in your lab, and don’t have the budget either for a lab renovation or an additional pump? Maybe you need to run two rotavaps or two cell culture aspiration stations, and only have one pump. The VACUU•LAN® Mini-Network could be the answer. The Mini-Network is connected with vacuum tubing…

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Success Story: Expanding Research Capacity by using VACUU·LAN® Local Vacuum Networks

Summary:  Scientific research must advance rapidly in order to yield timely, relevant results and earn continued funding. Using the right equipment can eliminate bottlenecks that slow down the pace of advancement. This case study reviews Shedd Aquarium’s choice to install a VACUU·LAN® local vacuum network to remove a bottleneck from their research into optimized microbiomes…

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Where did all these pressure units come from?

Several months ago, we posted about the vacuum unit conversion tool that we have added to our website.  This calculator lets you convert between 8 different pressure units that are commonly used to measure vacuum. But why are there so many units used to measure vacuum?  Some of it is caused by dueling measurement systems…

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Operating an energy-efficient laboratory

As laboratory designers and operators strive toward making their labs more energy efficient, several approaches can go a long way toward accomplishing the goals of bringing down both energy usage and costs. Efficient vacuum supply can play a part. In this post, we’ll outline a few of the most important strategies to consider when operating…

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