The Instrumentation Excellence Awards have recognised vacuum equipment specialist Leybold UK. The Leybold Hygienic Enclosure for vacuum pumps has won Product of the Year Cases and Enclosures. The Awards celebrate the best professionals, products, projects and companies across the test, measurement, sensing and control sectors.
Hygienic Enclosures for Vacuum Pumps
Food Safety is essential for the food market, and typically, food producers & processors disinfect their installations and machines daily just to guarantee a high Food Safety level. Vacuum pumps are mainly built-in or installed next to the machinery, with only poor or even no protection. Most vacuum pumps cannot cope with daily washdowns, especially with aggressive cleaning media. These result in corroded vacuum pumps, reduced life cycles, or even increased pollution risks. Leybold has developed a range of stainlessSteel Hygienic Enclosures to avoid this. The enclosures are simple and don’t interfere with the pump’s operations.
Vacuum systems are used in a wide range of applications and processes
Leybold designs and manufactures vacuum pumps, systems and components that create the necessary production conditions for the industrial manufacture of semiconductors, data carriers, displays, coated architectural glass and solar cells. Vacuum systems are critical to food processing and packaging, especially regarding food safety, improved shelf life and ease of processing. Vacuum is also indispensable for the operation of mass spectrometers and electron microscopes and in almost all areas of modern research and development, including space simulation and exploration.