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Helium Leak Detection Saves the Day…and the Vacuum Pump

Helium leak detection is vital to ensuring the effectiveness and safety of any vacuum pump. Without highly-advanced helium leak detectors, we would have to use less effective methods of leak detection and potentially compromise the safety and integrity of all our vacuum applications. Although leak detection technology is widely used, it isn’t always appreciated for …

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Repair Your Vacuum Pump Now During the Holidays

This time of year is a great time to repair your vacuum pump or helium leak detector.  In general, it’s slower and quieter around the office, which makes it the perfect time to get your vacuum equipment in prime condition for the coming year. Some other reasons to repair your pump now are: Production shuts …

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Want to Survive the Holidays? Use Vacuum!

The holidays can be stressful for all of us. Family, presents, cooking, decorating—they can all easily become overwhelming. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ease the burden, and vacuum pumps and these vacuum applications can help! Check out these vacuum-inspired holiday tips. 1) Give the gift of vacuum There are several very …

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What Astronauts Eat for Christmas Dinner (And How they Cook It)

Astronauts on the International Space Station have been celebrating Christmas and the winter holidays each year since 2000. Eating in space has its own special set of challenges due to the low gravity environment. Preparing Meals in Space The majority of the food sent up to the space station has been dehydrated and vacuum-packed for …

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Noises and Leaks and Amps, Oh my!

A well-maintained Vacuum Pump will last many years. But occasionally, issues do arise and your pump might need repair. And sometimes these issues are difficult to decipher without an expert there. But there are some initial steps you can take to troubleshoot a cranky Edwards or Welch vacuum pump. When analyzing pump problems, look for the 4 following …

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Deciphering Vacuum Gauge Readings

Other than assembly instructions for Ikea furniture, there is little in life more confusing than high vacuum measurement. Some people speak of ‘inches of vacuum’, others use words like ‘Torr’ or ‘Microns’. Here is how it works: Mercury in a “perfect” manometer is pushed up by atmospheric air to 760mm. This is Atmospheric Pressure (1 …

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The Fascinating History of the Vacuum Pump

The word vacuum is derived from the Latin vacuus,  meaning “an empty space” or  “void’. While scientists worked on vacuum experiments before him, Otto von Guericke is generally credited with the actual invention of the vacuum pump in 1650.  The predecessor to the vacuum pump was the suction pump which dates back to the time of the Romans. Centuries …

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