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Pumping Non-Stop 20 Years Long

Pumping Non-Stop 20 Years Long

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.

Latamcan 2022 in São Paulo

Latamcan 2022 in São Paulo

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.

Efficiency and Cost Savings at Air-Tech 2022

Efficiency and Cost Savings at Air-Tech 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!

UV24 Exponential Growth

UV24 Exponential Growth

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.

Vacuum Systems for Rubber Extruder Degassing

Vacuum Systems for Rubber Extruder Degassing

The process of polymer degassing at the extruder is necessary to remove all the air and the residual volatile components. But these gasses can be toxic and aggressive and they can damage and compromise the functioning of standard equipment and vacuum pumps. On the contrary, a tailored vacuum system can separate and remove most of the volatile impurities. Pneumofore supplies the rubber industry since 2008 with dedicated vacuum systems for tyre and hose moulding. Quality specifications, remote control and higher vacuum level are some of the features that can be found in the Pneumofore installations worldwide. The most recent systems are running in Mexico, UK and Romania while many other vacuum systems have been running for over a decade in Italy, France, Poland and India. Customers choose Pneumofore for the durability, ease-of-maintenance and trouble-free operation as well as for the high vacuum level that can be reached by the air-cooled UV Series vacuum pumps.

Aluminium Can…Change?

Aluminium Can…Change?

Is there any alternative to PET to preserve, store and transport liquids? PET and other harmful options have a disastrous environmental impact. Does the high percentage of recycling of aluminium cans contribute to slowing down Climate Change?
These are the questions central to the “Aluminium Can…Change?” project. Sponsored by Pneumofore, it is designed to encourage students to seriously reflect upon the environmental impact of consumable goods, including both their full production cycle and packaging. The project, which is currently running with the participation of the students of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin (Italy), aims to inspire a new approach toward environmental issues and a deeper understanding of the impact of daily habits.
The inter-disciplinary path of the project ranges from the history of liquid containers to the analysis of aluminium characteristics, through art, visual communication, photography and design with the intention of discovering new shapes and uses, whilst promoting a strong awareness of sustainability and environmental concerns.
The project will culminate in the publication of a multi-lingual book and an exhibition of student works that will be held by the end of 2021 in the Academy’s impressive circular “Rotonda Talucchi” building.
As a leading supplier of high-efficiency and energy-saving vacuum and compressed air systems for the global canmaking industry, Pneumofore enthusiastically supports the “Aluminium Can…Change?” project. The company maintains its ongoing commitment to manufacturing choices which reduce the overall carbon footprint impact.
The project is led by the Sehen Foundation in collaboration with the Albertina Academy and with the participation of the School of Artistic Design for Business and the Polytechnic of Turin.
For more information: www.sehen.org .

A Clear Life Cycle Cost Picture at Latamcan 2021

A Clear Life Cycle Cost Picture at Latamcan 2021

In a 15-year comparison, the electricity cost of running a 250 kW compressor exceeds the initial purchasing cost of more than 30 times. This is the average result by considering capex and power consumption cost only, but it can be even more impressive if after-sale maintenance, shut-down time and overhauling costs are added. This was the highlight presented by Pneumofore at Latamcan 2021, one of the major international conferences and the most important technical event for the Latin America metal packaging sector. Hold in Mexico City from September 22 to 24, the event represented a must-attend opportunity for face-to-face meetings in these years of restrictions. At the conference, the CEO of Pneumofore, Rolf Hilfiker, was welcomed as a keynote speaker and pointed out how a clear view over the entire Life Cycle Cost picture is essential before any purchasing decision.

Rotary Vane Technology for Weck Glaswerk

Rotary Vane Technology for Weck Glaswerk

Weck Glaswerk, one of the most historical and renowned glassworks in Germany, is relying since decades on the Rotary Vane technology for the supply of vacuum and compressed air at the IS machines.
In 2017, for the expansion of its production plant in Bonn, the company installed the first Pneumofore UV30 vacuum pump.
This Rotary Vane machine fully met the expectations. The efficient non-stop operation and the ability to independently service the machine reinforced Weck’s faith in Pneumofore.
In fact, the company installed a second Pneumofore UV30 unit, equipped with Variable Speed drive, and commissioned a Pneumofore A400.4 low pressure air compressor for the supply of 3 bar(g).
Owing to the steady running of the Pneumofore machines under full load over the years, Weck Glaswerk was happy to document the results and the confirmed power consumption savings with a video testimonial. With a pure and honest testimonial, Weck is demonstrating the improvements achieved in meeting the demanding German carbon footprint reduction rules.

KV16 Vacuum System for Gas Applications

KV16 Vacuum System for Gas Applications

Specifically designed for gas applications, the innovative Pneumofore KV16 vacuum system can operate in hazardous areas classified Atex Zone 2. Fully customized according to the customer’s specifications, this unit is based on the Pneumofore Rotary Vane technology and provides a flow capacity from 714 to 1.220 m3/h. Equipped with Variable Speed drive, the machine is driven by an Atex-certified motor and its low rotation speed ensures high operational safety standards and minimal maintenance requirements. The sound proof cabinet significantly reduces the noise level while in operation. The unit is air-cooled and ready-to-use for ease of installation. Thanks to its simple geometry and sturdy design, this machine guarantees stable efficiency over time. Along with KV vacuum systems, Pneumofore also manufactures a full range of single- and multi-stage compressors up to 20 bar(g) for gas treatment and processing.

A520 Twin Air Compressor

A520 Twin Air Compressor

Pneumofore presents the A520 twin air compressor. Specifically designed based on the customer’s requests, this unit is equipped with two Rotary Vane air-ends working at the same time and it delivers between 17.5 to 75 m3/min with a nominal installed power of two-time 200 kW, totally 400 kW. Thanks to its sturdy design, this machine can operate in harsh environments and ensures long-life, stable efficiency over time. Equipped with control and monitoring system of the main brands available on the market, the A520 represents the next generation of Pneumofore compressed air systems.

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