Air Squared News
Two-Stage Scroll Technology
Compact new vacuum pump draws on patented two-stage scroll technology to provide clean, quiet, reliable performance on portable lab and medical devices.
January 2003 – The compact new two-stage scroll vacuum pump from Air Squared packs large-pump performance into a miniturized profile for use on portable medical and laboratory equipment. Patented two-stage scroll compressor technology allows the pump to provide less than 10 mt ultimate vacuum while measuring only 3.75″ wide x 4.5″ high x 6.0″ long and weighing just 4 lbs. Its lightweight, unobtrusive design makes it easy to integrate onboard portable devices such as vacuum sterilization equipment, detectors and mass spectrometers, as well as laboratory vacuum stations.
The vacuum pump utilizes a brushless DC motor with onboard controls, eliminating the need for expensive controls. Scroll design provides smooth, pulse-free performance, unlike reciprocating units that have noisy valves and excessive vibration. Rotary scroll motion allows dynamic balancing, providing nearly vibration-free operation. The pump’s quiet, oil-free design makes it well suited for clean laboratory and medical environments.
The new two-stage pump delivers unprecedented performance for a vacuum pump this size with:
- Displacement just under 1 CFM.
- Noise level less than 40 dBA
- Power requirements less than 25 watts.
- Pricing competitive with lower-performing pumps.
Update August 8th, 2006 – The V10T016A-BLDC-C two-stage scroll vacuum pump is in limited production. Iterative design improvements have been incorporated for improved efficiency.