If your production processes require the removal of air and gas molecules, you need a reliable vacuum generator. Vacuum generators enable you to keep your operations running smoothly, but with so many options available it can be hard to know which one is best for your business.
Fortunately, at Orange Coast Pneumatics, we offer an expansive selection of compressed air vacuum generators for diverse applications. Find the best solution for your business below.
Then, read below to learn more about this vital equipment. To ensure that you get the most out of your investment, it’s important to understand what a vacuum generator is, which industries use them, and how they work.
What is a Vacuum Generator?
Vacuum generators use compressed air to generate a vacuum using a venturi. This creates a low-pressure environment, often much lower than atmospheric pressure, which is ideal for a wide range of industrial processes. The vacuum generator draws in air or gas molecules, removing them from the process and often creating a “vacuum” that can be filled with other materials.
What Industries Use Vacuum Generators?
Vacuum generators are used extensively in many industries ranging from food production to automotive manufacturing. In food production, vacuum generators enable precise control over packaging and sealing processes by reducing oxygen levels inside the package.
In automotive manufacturing, vacuum generators are used to create low-pressure environments necessary for testing engines and other components. Vacuum generators also help remove outside air contaminants that could otherwise interfere with product functionality in industries such as aerospace, electronics, and medical device manufacturing.
How to Create a Vacuum with Compressed Air
Vacuum generators create a vacuum by reducing the air pressure inside an enclosed space. This is accomplished by connecting compressed air sources — such as pumps or blowers — to an intake valve.
The intake valve reduces the pressure of incoming air before it enters the vacuum chamber. Once inside the chamber, additional valves can be used to further reduce the pressure until a desired level of vacuum is achieved.
The entire process is automated and requires minimal user intervention. If you require precise control over your processes, vacuum generators are essential tools for creating high-quality products with consistent results.
Pneumatic Vacuum Generators from Orange Coast Pneumatics
SMC's air vacuum generators can be connected via a manifold or used individually. Multi-stage units with suction flow greater than 7 SCFM (200 l/min.) enable vacuum levels down to -27 inHG (-91kPa).
SMC's versatile generators take customization to the next level. Whether you require suction filters, sensors switches or supply/release valves integrated onto your device - our technology has you covered! Plus, we offer external vacuum distribution management for an all-encompassing package.
SMC ZK2 Vac Generator
The ZK2 Series of energy-saving vacuum generators from SMC is built to bring cost-effective yet reliable performance to your operations and processes. Designed for long periods of continuous use, these vacuum generators boast a robust build and construction that is able to withstand the most demanding industrial environments.
The SMC ZK2 vacuum generator series offers superior performance compared to our other single-stage generators, reducing air consumption by up to 93% and increasing suction by 50%. This remarkable efficiency is achieved through its innovative design, which uses a single-stage motor system with an integrated pressure sensor to monitor airflow.
ZM Vacuum Generator Series
The ZM Vacuum Generator Series is the perfect solution for businesses that require the removal of air & gas molecules from their product and operations. Featuring a patented design and advanced engineering, the ZM Vacuum Generator Series provides powerful and reliable vacuum generation without the need for costly auxiliary pumps or power sources.
These complete units feature a vacuum switch, an internal suction filter, a supply and break valve, and an exhaust silencer. They boast a compact size that boost portability and usefulness, while the dual-stage nozzle design increases suction flow by 40% over single-stage generators.
ZM series generators also boast a strong vacuum brake pressure for quick cycle times. Best of all, you can customize your generator in standalone or manifold configurations.
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The ZK2 series is an energy-saving generator with 90% reduced air consumption. It has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. With its compact size and light weight, it is easier to maintain. The ZK2 also has various mounting options to choose from.
The ZK2*A series is an energy-saving generator with 93% reduced air consumption. It has a 50% increase in suction flow compared to other single stage SMC generators. The ZK2*A also has various mounting options to choose from.
Vacuum Generator series ZA is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for pick and place operations, and suitable to all industries. Due to the compact design of the ZA, it is possible to install on moving parts. The shortened tube length to pad improves response time. The ZA is available as a single unit or manifold type, with or without pressure sensors and suction filters.
Vacuum Generator Series ZB is a compact vacuum unit includes a vacuum generator, supply valve, release valve, vacuum break flow adjustment needle, suction filter and silencer in a single unit. The ZB is an energy saving design with reduced air consumption and reaches vacuum pressure set point quicker than previous models. The series is constructed with separate vacuum and pressure paths, which effectively reduce the chance of dust collecting in the filter element being discharged into the surrounding atmosphere via the units exhaust. The ZB is available as a single unit or mounted to a manifold of up to 12 stations.
Vacuum Generator series ZL series is a multi-stage, high-efficiency vacuum generator, which operates at 150% efficiency (compared to about 40% for other units). For each scfm of compressed air it consumes, the ZL generates an incredible 1.587 scfm of suction flow. The ZL is available with a built-in vacuum switch with digital readout for design flexibility. Other features include built-in suction filter, exhaust silencer, and one-touch tube fittings. Its' compact design allows for mounting from three sides.
Vacuum Generator series ZH offers a compact and light weight point-of-use generator with standard flow and large flow capability. There are two types available: box type with a silencer exhaust and body ported type with individual exhaust. Also, these generators are often smaller and lighter than the bulky vacuum lines used in central vacuum systems. Available in various nozzle diameters and a number of port sizes.
Vacuum Generator and vacuum cup are integrated for space savings. The two-stage vacuum generator increases suction flow up to 50% and reduces air consumptions up to 30%. Design features allows for daisy-chain piping and the mounting with lock plates makes for easier maintenance.
Vacuum Generator series ZU combine design simplicity with high performance. Simply plug an air supply tube in one end, and vacuum is ready at the other end. Also, these generators are often smaller and lighter than the bulky vacuum lines used in central vacuum systems. The slim ZU generators are extra compact. A built-in exhaust silencer keeps generator noise to a minimum. Available in four nozzle diameters and a number of port sizes.
Vacuum Generator series ZQ is designed for high speed break response handling applications. The ZQ series can be used as a stand alone generator, or as part of a vacuum pump system. The ZQ not only offers a light weight, compact design (10mm body width), but also includes options such as filtration, pressure switches, and vacuum break (blow off valve).
Vacuum Generator series ZX is a single-stage generator. The modular design allows the user to choose only the components needed for the application. The ZX is available with a combination of generator unit, supply/release valve unit, pressure switch unit, and suction filter unit. Order without the generator unit for use as a filter and valve assembly for house vacuum systems. Special function plates allow the use of shop air to create the vacuum, and nitrogen for the blow-off. Available in standalone or manifold configurations.
Vacuum Generator series ZM is an all-in-one unit, complete with internal suction filter, exhaust silencer, supply and break valve, and vacuum switch. Its dual-stage nozzle design increases suction flow by 40% over single-stage generators, yet its compact size makes it suitable for many different applications. ZM series generators also boast a strong vacuum break pressure for quick cycle times. Available in standalone or manifold configurations.