For quite some time we have been selling Fischer Technical’s excellent High-Vacuum Pumps , an excellent line that is incredibly durable – able to handle operating 24/7. But these pumps are oil based and do require oil-changes.
Now Fischer has added a new line of Diaphgram vacuum pumps to fill the needs where a pump is required, but not the endurance of the high vacuum pumps, but still providing decent vacuum production as well as being chemically-resistant for use in the lab.
Enter the PILOT3000 and PILOT5000, both excellent choices for for a laboratory’s filtration, dessication and other mid-range needs. The PILOT series include features such as an inlet trap & vacuum regulator and all contact surfaces are PTFE (teflon) coated for chemical resistance, making them virtually maintenance-free.
Both the PILOT3000 & PILOT5000 are 20psi continuous-duty pump, both operate at a low-volume ~54dB range, are small (both models under 9″ in their longest dimension), lightweight (7.5 and 13 lbs respectively) and durably built in the USA. Both units can use an optional Vacuum Regulator Assembly, to keep the level of pressure you require. The chemical-resistance is able to handle acetone vapors and bleach, allowing them to be used with cell-culture decontamination protocols.
The PILOT3000 and PILOT5000 are economically priced, costing $414.24 and $669.22 respectively. The PILOT5000 also has the available option of operating on 230V (opposed to the standard 115V) in both European and Amercian versions.
Bother of these models are excellent options for multiple markets. Get yours today!
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For decades Fischer Technical has produced the powerful High-Vacuum 3CFM pump which comes on its own or with a 0-30.00″ Hg Gauge. These are powerful instruments, able to run continuously for long periods of time and capable of producing a near perfect vacuum in most cases.
We’ve carried these units for almost as long as we have been open. A popular set is the Vacuum Experimental Kit which is used by many educational institutions.
These pumps are designed to pump 3 cubic feet per minute (3 CFM) which is pretty good, but could be better. That is why Fischer has recently introduced higher-powered models that can pump much more than their classic model.
So the appearance is the same (Except for the ‘LAV-3″ on the front sticker, but the new units are much more powerful:
Fischer Technical 5 Cubic Feet Per Minute Pump without gauge or with a 0-30″ Hg gauge
Fischer Technical 7 Cubic Feet Per Minute Pump without gauge or with a 0-30″ Hg gauge
Fischer Technical 10 Cubic Feet Per Minute Pump without gauge or with a 0-30″ Hg gauge
These new pumps can fill the need for faster pump down and can handle larger gas loads. All can get as close to vacuum as you could want (better than 28″ Hg ). They can be used for vacuum casting, vacuum ovens, dessicators, impregnation. They are ideal for a lab’s vacuum needs.
Fischer Technical Vacuums are must more affordable than the competition: Manufacturers like Welch, Cenco & Leybold. Their comparable models can cost 4-10x as much as the Fischer line.
OK, today is Columbus day which means people are out enjoying a day off from work/school or they are on Facebook decrying/defending the existence of Columbus Day, in either case we aren’t expecting too much blog activity.
So when better to discuss one of the more fun things you can do in science: Put things in vacuum and see what happens! For that we have the High Vacuum Pump Experiment Kit
This Kit has all that you need to do experiments. It includes the High Vacuum Pump with gauge (shown above). It also comes with a 6″ x 11″ tall glass bell jar.
The Bell Jar
It also has an acrylic high vacuum pump plate:
The Acrylic Plate
5′ of High Vacuum tubing
As well as a quart of vacuum pump oil (no pic) balloons, and petri dishes. With these final items you can get started right away expanding balloons in the bell jar and showing how the boiling temperature of water goes down with the air pressure! These items shouldn’t limit you, however, as you can also put select food products in the bell jar (marshmallows are a favorite), carbonated liquids, and much more!
Sold separately these parts would cost $1,100. In this kit, however, the price is just $949. Get one for your class or for a home schooling equipment depot.