News & Events
November 29, 2019
The Asia CanTech 2019 conference in Bangkok had an enormous success with prestigious guests from South East Asia, seeking for the latest technology and innovations in can manufacturing. The event confirmed to be a must-attend networking platform to connect with all the industry’s top-players. Pneumofore featured among the key-note speakers and introduced its centralized vacuum and compressed air solutions for can lines with the presentation "No Air, No Cans" hold by the President, Eng. Daniel Hilfiker. The discussion focused on various topics, including: the full PLC monitoring integration in can factories; the Variable Speed operation of vacuum pumps and compressors; the optimized efficiency as result of precise pressure level setting; and the advantages of the low pressure loop. The talk attracted great attention, considering that 50% of the electrical energy in 2-piece can lines is spent on running compressors and vacuum pumps. Eng. Hilfiker highlighted the importance to consider the operating costs over 10 years, the extended performance warranties and the environmental impact before purchasing a new vacuum or compressed air system. Pneumofore has enthusiastic global references including, without going too far from Asia CanTech, the endorsement of the over 40 units of UV Series vacuum pumps and A Series air compressor operating in Thailand. Running 24/7 since 2007 with no overhauling need, these 12-year installations underpins the durable and trouble-free performance of Pneumofore machines.
September 6, 2019
The A400 air compressors shown in the picture have been running continuously for three years. Operating in harsh conditions, with ambient temperatures ranging from -10 °C in winter to +40 °C during the summer, these air-cooled machines were merely paused for maintenance purposes. The initial 23.000 hours of operation represent only the end of the break-in for these compressors. Their Rotary Vane Air-End, which is the core of Pneumofore technology, is built to last and run smoothly with top efficiency for decades. The units’ reliability is the foundation to achieve extraordinary results, but it is not sufficient alone: required is a proper state-of-art installation which is simplified by following the system engineering support included in every Pneumofore solution. We are proud to have surpassed the customer's expectations and look forward to additional orders for installations in rough climate conditions.
May 23, 2019
Pneumofore is a traditional exhibitor at China Glass, the Nr. 1 glass industry tradeshow in PRC and one of the leading events for the Asian market, held this year in Beijing from 22 to 25 May. In collaboration with its local distributor, Ninesun, the company presents its state-of-art vacuum and compressed air system solutions for glass production, designed for maximum durability, high efficiency over decades and the lowest Life Cycle Cost. Energy efficiency, in particular, have rocketed up China’s corporate agenda and the leading glass manufacturer are making impressive headway on this matter. Like Changyu Glass, the main wine bottles manufacturer in the country and one of the top-four in the Chinese glass containers sector. The company relied on Pneumofore to expand and optimize its Yantai glasswork with over forty A Series compressors, after experiencing the superior reliability and efficiency of the UV Series vacuum pumps. With a total nominal power of over 12.000 kW, this project represents the largest compressed air installation realized by Pneumofore for a single glasswork. The installation decreased the overall energy consumption of at least the 15% as testified by the President of Changyu Glass, Zhu Pengcheng, in this video. Higher profits are strictly related to energy efficiency and making the difference in this highly competitive industrial world is a commitment for Pneumofore. When comparing the high-standard of Pneumofore Rotary Vane machines with other - probably cheaper - technologies, focusing only on the purchasing price can result in overspending on everything else: power usage, frequent maintenance needs, overhauling and the unfair planned obsolescence. Who pays in the long-term?
May 14, 2019
Pneumofore returns to Brazil on the occasion of Glassman South America 2019, the international exhibition for the hollow glass sector taking place on 14-15 May in São Paulo. The event brings together glass manufacturers, international experts and decision-makers, offering an ideal networking platform to discover the latest industry’s trends and innovations. South America is confirming itself as one of the most dynamic regions in the container glass industry, thanks to the growing demand, strategic location and favorable economic conditions. Pneumofore is expanding its presence in the area as a leading supplier of vacuum and compressed air solutions for glass manufacturing, setting the benchmark for the lowest operational cost and the maximum durability and efficiency over decades.
March 26, 2019
After a successful first participation in 2018, Pneumofore renews its presence at StocExpo Europe, the largest international event for the tank terminal industry held from 26 to 28 March in Rotterdam. The company presents its full range of vacuum solutions and compressors for tank storage, with spotlights on the VRU vacuum units for vapour recovery and degassing. Offering constant performance and trouble-free operation over decades even in extreme environments, these units are Atex-certified and are successfully running in many worldwide installations for the recovery of gasoline or specific vapours. Pneumofore’s constant focus on R&D innovation allows the full integration of its Rotary Vane machines in the tank terminal industry as well as in Oil&Gas operations, with tailored solutions that include gas compressors and mobile vacuum systems for pipeline drying.
January 10, 2019
Glassman Asia, the exhibition and conference for the hollow glass industry in Jakarta on the last 2 days of January 2019, represents an important meeting opportunity for glass professionals operating in East Asia. Pneumofore is a traditional exhibitor at the international Glassman events and features among the key-speakers at the concurrent technical conference. Our Senior Engineer Daniel Hilfiker will held a speech on January 30 focused on key considerations for the selection of air compressors and vacuum pumps, with efficiency and energy taken into account on the long-run. The technical attitude of the presentation is guaranteed by the core engineering nature of our company and refers to solid data collected over decades of experience. Pneumofore counts numbers of installations in Asia with customers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, China and other neighbouring countries. They are all testimonials of the long-term efficiency and the trouble-free operation of our compressors and vacuum pumps for glass manufacturing and other applications. We look forward to meet you in Jakarta at booth No. B12 to discuss solutions of compressed air and vacuum supply for the moulding of hollow glass.
October 30, 2018
Industry advancements and innovations in the glass industry took center stage at Glasstec 2018, the world’s leading tradeshow for equipment and services for glass production. The event, that celebrated its 25th anniversary, welcomed in four days about 42,000 visitors from all over the world, with an increased attendance trend compared to the previous edition. As a leading supplier of centralized vacuum and compressed air systems and a traditional exhibitor at Glasstec, Pneumofore presented itself with a new booth concept, designed to highlight the benefits of the company’s Rotary Vane technology and tailored solutions for the glass industry. Spotlights were on the UV50 vacuum pump - here presented in its Variable Speed version - which raised great interest from visitors. This unit is one of the most popular vacuum pump in worldwide glassworks, appreciated for its constant performance over time and high energy savings on the long-run. The response from the fair has been consistently positive, with high-level conversations with both new and consolidated customers, which make us looking very positively into 2019.
September 10, 2018
Gastech, one of the world’s most important conference and exhibition for the gas, LNG end energy industries, welcomes for the first time Pneumofore vacuum and compressed air and gas solutions. The company will present its latest innovations for the global energy sector which include transportable air-cooled vacuum systems for pipeline drying, compressors for gas processing and gas treatment, and vacuum systems for vapour recovery processes. Spotlights will be on the double-stage UV Series vacuum pumps with water vapour suction capability. Visitors will touch first hand a UV16 H model with roots pump, which will be presented at the tradeshow in its Variable Speed and Hot Climate version. Specially designed for pipeline drying, these vacuum pumps operate in a single-stage configuration during the initial phase, down to a pressure level of approximately 50 mbar(a). The second-stage roots pump is then activated in order to improve the ultimate vacuum level down to roughly 0,03 mbar(a) until the final dew point. The two pump stages are ready-to-use, as they require only a power supply and single pipe connection for operation. They are assembled into a heavy-duty frame that can easily fit mobile operations on trucks, containers or vessels, both off- or on-shore. These vacuum pumps have a proven track record of achieving excellent and fast pipeline dryness compared to other drying methods. Gastech will be held from 17 to 20 September 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Pneumofore welcomes you at Booth C106.
July 16, 2018
It is common practice to compress the air up to 8 bar(g) or more, even when the required pressure is much lower, for instance 3.5 bar(g) which is less than half of the initial pressure. In such frequent cases, a considerable amount of energy gets lost. In order to optimize the efficiency, the low pressure compressed air could be generated separately using dedicated low pressure compressors. Indeed, it is more efficient to compress the air at the exact required pressure while pressure reducers are appropriate only for little pressure differences or fractions of one bar. Pneumofore promotes the idea of low pressure loop in compressed air systems for the consistent savings achievable with this solution. The cost for the additional low pressure pipeline is normally paid off within few months. It is part of the Pneumofore offer to calculate the dimensions of the compressed air system at no cost for the customer, in order to guarantee electrical power savings in the long term. Operating from 2,5 to 10 bar(g) with a power range from 10 to 630 kW, the A Series air compressors represent a stable and economical solution for low pressure supply.
June 8, 2018
Pneumofore’s constant efforts in Research & Development have led to the new K Series gas compressors: the Rotary Vane solution for gas treatment and processing applications. With 2.5 to 10 bar(g) pressure and up to 2690 m3/h, the K Series cover the gas compression requirements of many industries, from the oil&gas and energy sectors to chemicals, from the metal industry to food processing and more. The K Series’ high-quality, sturdy design meets the most stringent safety criteria. Moreover, these gas compressors are certified for extreme and explosive environments according to the Atex directive for Zone 1 (Atex II 2 / 2G). Their low rotation speed guarantees longevity and low vibrations, with significant benefits in terms of safety and for a low noise working environment. Their simple design, with few moving parts, ensures maximum reliability and reduced operational cost. The K Series gas compressors handle a wide range of gases, including: methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen (N2), biogas and natural gas. Each K Series compressor is designed according to the specific gas composition and application. For this reason, a full range of accessories and optionals are available according to the customer’s needs. The K Series gas compressors are the solution for high energy savings, low operational cost and constant efficiency over decades. Pneumofore’s state-of-the-art Rotary Vane technology ensures trouble-free operation, stable performance and the lowest Life Cycle Cost in the market. Pneumofore K Series gas compressors will be presented for the first time at Achema 2018, the world’s leading tradeshow for chemical engineering and the process industry, held from 11 to 15 June in Frankfurt, Germany. Pneumofore will welcome you at Booth E42 / Hall 9.1