As part of our online Lab Products Survey series, Lab Manager has compiled the responses of 194 lab professionals regarding the use of vacuum pumps in their labs.
The vacuum pump is an essential piece of equipment, used in a wide variety of applications in most laboratories. Innovation in vacuum technology is currently being driven by lab professionals who are demanding that manufacturers improve the reliability and efficiency of their vacuum pumps.
As a result, vacuum pumps of the future will offer greater reliability and be able to operate for longer periods of time before maintenance is required. Laboratory pumps are also expected to be smaller, more efficient, and generate less heat, noise and vibration. It is likely that they will also better resist corrosion and be easier to clean and repair.
Technological developments are likely to include higher shaft speeds and innovation in pumping mechanisms for improved performance. Vacuum pumps are also expected to incorporate novel materials and improved design to further improve performance and reduce operating costs.
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