Vacuum

Becker provides intelligent pneumatic solutions

In central pneumatic systems, multiple single pumps on separate production machines are replaced by just a few larger vacuum pumps and/or compressors in a separate room (control room, basement etc.). The units are connected to the production machines via a centralised ring main with drop legs.

Central pneumatic systems provide your machines with on-demand vacuum and blast air, which means energy savings. Noise levels are drastically reduced in employee work areas.

Each pneumatic supply in a centralised system is equipped with its own frequency converter. Thus, the pneumatic requirements of each production machine can be continuously adapted for any given operating point. On average, frequency-controlled units operate at a relative speed of approx. 65%. Overall, this leads to significant energy savings over separate units and devices without speed controlling.

Our central pneumatic systems are always optimised for your specific requirements. Each system is designed and configured especially for the requirements of the given application.

Advantages

No heat or noise emission in production area
In production facilities, workplaces are being subjected to ever more stringent noise and heat emission regulations. In centralised pneumatic systems, there is no longer a need for separate vacuum pumps and compressors. Employees are subjected to minimum levels of heat, noise and oil mist.

Lower energy requirements for air conditioning systems
Eliminating the many separate pumps leads to a significant reduction in convection heat. Thus, air conditioning systems are subjected to lower loads and consume less energy. By removing the exhaust outlets (and the accompanying oil mist) from the production area, the air quality is greatly improved in the production area.

Energy savings using VACON controller
The central systems are controlled using the VACON controller. The VACON controller monitors and controls different pressure or vacuum levels.

Central maintenance area
In centralised pneumatic systems, you can inspect and service the pneumatic supplies at a single location. It is much easier to access and inspect these units than having to travel to each single supply unit for this purpose.

Lower maintenance requirements
Plants without a centralised pneumatic supply system typically have multiple vacuum pumps and compressors from multiple manufacturers in production. The many different replacement and wear parts required for each separate system results in drastically increased logistics and becomes expensive for the plant operator. Generally speaking, vacuum pumps and compressors in centralised pneumatic systems are low maintenance and utilise many of the same parts and materials. This restricts the range of required parts to an absolute minimum.

Project Planning for Central Pneumatic Systems

Preliminary Phase
We start with a detailed analysis of your current system (installed single pumps, production machines and/or previously installed central pneumatic systems) with respect to required volume flow, pressure level and connector sizes.
We also hold preliminary discussions with architects, planners or project supervisors concerning possible system solutions. Your system is designed according to our calculations of the currently installed non-centralised units and/or the consumption requirements of the production machines that are to be installed. Furthermore, we calculate the entire production costs according to a utilisation factor (depending on machine type and load factor).

Planning Phase
We configure and calculate the required pumps, controllers, machine connectors as well as pump room ventilation according to the given specifications and your technical requirements. Design and calculation of the ring main and connecting pipework is also undertaken.

Tender Phase
In the tender phase, we will send you a detailed price offer for the complete project consisting of the following:
– Vacuum pumps and/or compressors
– Pipeline accessories
– Electrical controlling
– Machine connections
– Pipeline installation (acc. to customer requirements)
– Electrical installation (acc. customer requirements)
– Pump room ventilation

Project Phase
We start by generating the various installation and pump room drawings. Next, we install the various vacuum pumps, compressors, pipeline and machine connectors, etc. If you perform the installation work, we check that everything is properly configured and setup.

Commissioning
– Inspection of installation
– Commissioning the machines of the central supply system
– Commissioning the central supply controller
– Adjusting the machine connections
– Training the operating staff
– Training the maintenance staff
– Documentation of equipment parameters
– Transferral of complete documentation
– Generation of commissioning protocol

After Sales Service
– Guarantee for repairs and spare parts direct from manufacturer
– Exclusive use of original spare parts
– World-wide servicing and availability of spare parts
– Maintenance agreements
– 24-hour emergency call-line
– Optional teleservice