Energy efficiency will be paramount at the Busch stand at the International Food Processing and Packaging Exhibition in Mumbai, India from 15 to 17 December. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems, which develops vacuum pumps and centralized vacuum supply systems that operate with the highest possible levels of energy efficiency, will present for the first time its new series of rotary vane vacuum pumps designed specifically for packaging machines, offering energy savings of up to 20%. The new RD series is based on the technology of R 5 rotary vane vacuum pumps.
Technical optimization of individual components of the pump allows to bring down energy consumption without affecting reliability and robustness. At the same time, the pumping speed of individual models at high vacuum levels has also been increased, which for meat product packagers means reduced cycle times and lower energy consumption.
All components requiring maintenance are mounted on one side of the unit for easier access, thereby reducing downtime. The cooling air circulation has also been optimized. The cooling air outlet may be directed sideways or downward, depending on how the RD is built into the packaging machine. A gas ballast device fitted as standard equipment permits the extraction of humid air, making this vacuum pump ideal for the packaging of fresh meat and other moist products.
The focus of energy efficiency is not confined to the vacuum pump. As a competent partner for vacuum in the food packaging sector, Busch views energy management according to ISO 50001 in terms of a comprehensive approach that demands an understanding of the entire packaging process. Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems therefore offers operators a vacuum audit to analyze the entire process and identify further potential for optimization. The latest solutions from Busch will be presented at the International Food Processing and Packaging Exhibition at Stand A-42 Hall 1.