2022 News & Events
October 26, 2022
In can factories, the utility cost may impact for 50% of the total plant energy consumption. This deserves attention. Too often, indeed, the purchasing negotiations of vacuum and compressed air equipment focuses on the initial price only. Purchase price is an immediate fact but enormous savings can be achieved over the medium and long run when considering key factors such as the overall energy consumption, maintenance costs, machine reliability and durability, and the constant efficiency over time. Avoiding suppliers’ promises and relying only on proven data and other can makers’ testimonials can save a lot of money and have a beneficial impact in terms of environmental sustainability. These topics were at the core of the presentation held by Eng. Daniel Hilfiker, President of Pneumofore, during the 2022 edition of Asia CanTech, the most important event for the APAC can industry. As a leading supplier and solutions provider of vacuum and compressed air systems for 2 pcs can manufacturing, Pneumofore was welcomed as a keynote speaker at the conference, as it is listed in the all the major international events and tradeshows of this sector. Great interest was raised by the low Life Cycle Cost of Pneumofore Rotary Vane technology when compared to high long-term costs of other technologies such as screw pumps and compressors. Much appreciation has been expressed for the company’s environmental criteria against planned obsolescence, water waste and carbon emissions. Pneumofore machines have proven to run 24/7 for decades with no efficiency loss and extraordinary reliability, using air instead of water for cooling and ensuring huge energy savings.
September 21, 2022
The world of glass finally returned to experience the pure trade fair feeling at Glasstec, the No. 1 international exhibition dedicated to the global glassmaking industry. A great opportunity to celebrate the 2022 as the International Year of Glass, discover the sector’s groundbreaking innovations and exchange ideas with the most important companies from all around the world. As a leading supplier of centralized vacuum and compressed air systems for the glass industry, Pneumofore is presenting itself with a new open-view booth concept that welcomes visitors and encourage them to discover the core of Pneumofore Rotary Vane technology, products and the company’s underlying values. With the support of our highly-qualified team, consolidated and new customers have high-level conversations on how to achieve high energy savings, constant performance and the lowest life cycle cost on the market. Spotlights are on the UV24 VS vacuum pump - here presented in its Variable Speed version - which raised great interest from visitors and it is becoming one of the most popular vacuum pump models in worldwide glassworks. The enthusiastic atmosphere and response from the fair have been excellent, which make us looking very positively into the next year. Pneumofore welcomes you at Glasstec, Hall 13 / Booth A71!
June 14, 2022
Part of a UV30 vacuum pump from 2002 has returned to Pneumofore for its first overhauling after 20 years of continuous operation. Only the air-end was sent for revision. The machine has been running at Glassforce in Nigeria to support the moulding process of container glass. The vacuum cools the mould and reduces defects, as it evacuates all the air to enable fast and complete loading of the mould with hot, liquid glass. The overhauling in this case was limited to only the replacement of the bearings as the vanes are still in great condition. A second UV30 vacuum pump continues to run at Glassforce without ever having required overhauling, notwithstanding its 160,000 hours of operation thus far.
May 18, 2022
A successful, widely-attended conference that exceeded the expectations: this was the result of Pneumofore participation at Latamcan 2022, the three-day event dedicated to the canmaking LATAM industry, held this year in São Paulo (Brazil). It was a pleasure to meet colleagues and customers after two years of remote contacts. The event was attended also by Pneumofore President, Eng. Daniel Hilfiker. Pneumofore air compressors and vacuum pumps are running in many can factories in South and Central America at full customer’s satisfaction. The customers’ feedback is of key importance for constantly improving the Pneumofore machine design. With a growing population of Rotary Vane machines in Latin America and trouble-free operation over the years, the feedback from canmakers attending Latamcan was far more than positive and it turned out to be a great show.
April 6, 2022
The latest innovations in the compressed air and vacuum industry are showcasing at Air-Tech Exhibition 2022, the UK's largest gathering of world-class companies operating in the pneumatic energy sector. Held from April 5th to 7th in Birmingham, the event brings together key equipment suppliers from around the globe, as representatives of the most recent engineering advances in the compressed air, generators and vacuum market. As a leading supplier of centralized vacuum and compressed air systems, Pneumofore is attending the tradeshow to present the benefits of its own Rotary Vane technology and solutions for industrial applications worldwide. On display is a brand new UV24 VS37 vacuum pump in its Variable Speed version. The UV24 vacuum pump is the result of 20+ years’ engineering experience and it is a rising star among the UV Series models. Pneumofore is also among the main speakers at ‘The Knowledge Hub’ session, with a seminar entitled “Cost Savings in Vacuum and Compression” hosted by Pneumofore CEO, Mr. Rolf Hilfiker. When it comes to the supply of compressed air and vacuum for industrial applications, operational and energy costs can have a huge impact over the years above the initial investment. Pneumofore highlights all the key factors that should drive the purchasing evaluation in order to make a better informed choice in terms of predictable costs and the lower Total Cost of Ownership. Pneumofore welcomes you at Booth C50!
January 26, 2022
The UV24 vacuum pump is the result of 20+ years’ experience gathered with the range of Pneumofore UV Series vacuum pumps. After few years from its launch in 2017, the UV24 is rising to be one of the preferred UV Series models. Thanks to its horizontal layout, the UV24 looks like the scaled UV50 vacuum pump, which is the most popular Pneumofore machine and the company's flagship. Developing the new casting required years of R&D, as every size of vacuum pump has its own Air-End designed to be direct-driven by the electrical motor at 1450 rpm running at 50 Hz. The UV24 in its Variable Speed (VS) version can operate between 30 to 65 Hz with the respective capacity values. The UV24 vacuum pump is also available with water cooling, Heat Recovery and it can be fully customized with PLC, SCADA integration, HMI and more options. The unit is delivered ready-to-use after intense testing and it can access an optional Air-End warranty extension, which covers also efficiency in addition to functionality.