American-Made Dry Screw Vacuum Pump
According to Tuthill Vacuum & Blower Systems, its KDS425 vertical-flow, dry screw vacuum pump is the first to be designed and manufactured in the U.S. The top-down vertical flow design results in gravity aiding continued movement of particulates and condensate to the exhaust of the pump, isolating it from the rotor chamber. Other features include:
- A vertical cantilever design to keep process condensable from collecting in the pump process chamber.
- A process seal with gas purging to eliminate process chemical migration to the atmosphere.
- High nickel content rotor construction to resist corrosion.
- The absence of external seals, ending leaky driveshaft messes.
- Variable pitch for better efficiency (compared to straight-pitch designs).
- Dry-running operation to stop pump oil contamination.
- Thermostatic temperature control that automatically adjusts for wide variations in heat load.
- Relatively high internal pump temperatures to keep vapor loads from condensing in the pump.
- Standard NEMA or IEC frame motors, which are easily adapted for practically any application.
- Process components that are easy to service and clean without disturbing utility connections.
- Rotors that can be replaced without replacing or moving the entire machine.
- A cogged belt drive that provides quiet, no-slip or stretch operation.
- Suitability for use in industrial or process applications.
- Optional Xylan/Nitrocoat coatings to ensure pump longevity in corrosive environments.