News & Events
July 25, 2023
Leveraging on 100 Years of expertise in technical innovation and excellence, Pneumofore was among the keynote speakers at Latamcan, the technical conference and exhibition for canmakers and suppliers operating in the Latin America metal packaging industry. Held in Mexico City, the event is one of the major international conferences and tradeshows in the sector, growing in attendance and importance year after year. In 2023, marking the centenary celebration for Pneumofore, the CEO Mr. Rolf Hilfiker gave an insightful presentation on longevity’s rules and practices of design and manufacturing that maximize the machinery’s life expectancy. Since its foundation, the company’s actions are guided in respect of nature, producing machines that minimize the carbon footprint of industrial vacuum and compressed air systems. Nowadays, this strong commitment contrasts the widespread planned obsolescence. Pneumofore successfully reverts the strategy to durability over-time, which avoids the waste of money spent in buying equipment over and over and making a forward-looking management choice and significant contribution to the Planet.
May 8, 2023
Metpack, the world’s leading fair for the global metal packaging industry, celebrated Pneumofore in its 100 Year Anniversary. Held in Essen (Germany) from May 2 to 6, the event welcomed around 6,500 trade visitors, coming from all parts of the world, to experience forward-looking technology, new products and further developments for the production, refinement and recycling of metal packaging. With a strong focus on international, innovative and sustainable solutions, Metpack highlighted the intensifying efforts of the industry to position itself even more sustainably. With a constant commitment on innovation since 1923, Pneumofore is leading the way toward durable solutions for the industry’s most important energy-saving and sustainability challenges. The event represented a significant occasion to meet the most important canmakers, some of which are satisfied customers of Pneumofore Rotary Vane vacuum pumps and compressors since decades. Visitors expressed great interest in the company's latest innovations and solutions, all based on the lowest Life Cycle Cost. With a century of pneumatic energy expertise, Pneumofore confirms itself as the benchmark for the supply of centralized vacuum and compressed air solutions in the can industry. Metpack organizers also honored the Pneumofore Anniversary with a pleasant and unexpected present: a special 100 Years celebration cake.
April 26, 2023
Hannover Messe 2023, the world’s premier trade show for the global industry and technical innovations, offered a perfect opportunity to begin the celebrations of Pneumofore 100 Year Anniversary: a goal that no other company in the vacuum and compressed air market can match. Within the ComVac show, the fair’s main hub for vacuum and compressed air technologies, Pneumofore Rotary Vane solutions and new technical developments had central stage, demonstrating how the company’s centenary experience is a moving force toward constant evolution and reliable solutions for the industry’s most important challenges, including climate protection, energy-saving solutions and sustainability goals. The company was present with a newly designed booth and, for the first time, it displayed the K2.60 Gas Booster Compressor. Spotlights were also on the state-of-the-art UV Series Rotary Vane vacuum pumps, represented by the UV24 VS37 unit with Variable Speed drive for the optimal coverage of the vacuum needs with the lowest electrical power consumption. Pneumofore Rotary Vane units’ constant performance and low Life Cycle Cost are proved on a daily basis and running trouble-free since decades in many industries worldwide, even in harsh or hot climate conditions. With constant focus on innovation and energy saving solutions, Pneumofore is inspiring the future since 1923.
February 9, 2023
Pneumofore successfully attended Glassman Europe, the annual exhibition dedicated to the European glass making industry that stopped this year in Istanbul, Turkey, a strategic geographic hub between the continent and the Middle East with a constantly growing glass industry. Pneumofore, was among the keynote speakers at the concurrent technical conference and received positive response from the audience. Pneumofore pneumatic machinery is frequently seen in this part of the planet and in the Middle East where glass was invented thousands of years ago. Pneumofore compressors and pumps are very appreciated as they are designed to run even in hot climates and for their air-cooling operation with no water usage thanks to large radiators and fans. In local glass factories, there are UV Series Rotary Vane vacuum pumps running non-stop since more than 20 years. Some units are still performing as new even after more than 150.000 hours of continuous operation, as dictated by the furnace needs. The solid after sale service structure is linked to national agents and all spare parts and service needs are answered timely. Pneumofore in 2023 celebrates its 100 Years anniversary and received the best wishes for further success from its customers attending the exhibition, grateful for the proven efficiency and durability of their Pneumofore machines.
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.