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What Happens to Sound in a Vacuum?

Sound Waves

Given the many serious events occuring in the world right now, we thought we’d lighten up and have a little fun with vacuum! There has been much speculation about what happens to items like sound when subjected to the low/no air condition in a vacuum. Can sound exist in a vacuum? A Little Background Information … Read more

Vacuum Pump Facts: True or False?

True or False Vacuum Facts

Test your knowledge with these statements about vacuum. Are they fact or are they fiction? 1. A vacuum cleaner works like a vacuum pump. False. Actually it’s not even close. A vacuum cleaner is designed for flow at a very minimal pressure differential while a vacuum pump causes a very high-pressure differential at a modest … Read more

5 Tips for Purchasing a Leak Detector

Helium Leak detectors are one of the best ways to trace gas and locate unwanted helium leaks. It is also one of the best and accurate types of vacuum leak testing and leak detection. This is why when it comes to purchasing new equipment, like a helium leak detector, it’s always important to do the necessary research. This helps … Read more

7 Benefits of Using Oilless Vacuum Pumps

Oil-Free Vac Pumps Provide Quiet Operation Most vacuum pumps using oils can make maintenance a difficult experience. The hassle of waste oil disposal and the smell of odors can put off anyone using the vacuum pump. Oilless vacuum pumps, also known as dry vacuum pumps, have become a popular alternative for mess-free and easy cleanup. Some benefits into owning … Read more

How Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps Work

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A Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump is a positive-displacement pump that consists of both housing and vanes. Those vanes are strategically mounted onto a rotor, which then rotates inside of a circular casing.  The center of the circular casings are offset which causes eccentricity. This is the distance between the centers of two cylindrical objects one … Read more

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 … Read more

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