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A30272946
EH500IND 208-230/460V, 3-ph, 60Hz, 3 hp

 

Overview

The EH mechanical booster pump, based on the simple Roots principle, remains the favourite pump for applications where high pumping speeds are required for pressures in the region of 0.01 to 10 mbar. This pump must always be backed by another pump, which can deliver against a high-pressure differential to atmospheric pressure.

Operating at relatively low pressures, the mechanical booster pump is not exposed to the same concentrations of corrosive process media as is the backing pump, which makes it highly reliable.

Technology

EH pumps with hydrokenetic drive

EH booster pumps have a unique and patented hydrokinetic fluid drive, which couples the motor to the pumping mechanism. The hydrokinetic drive offers the following advantages:

  • Pump down times cut by up to 50% 
  • Reduced capital and operating costs
  • No pressure sensors, by-pass lines or valves
  • Can operate continuously at all pressures when used with a backing pump

EH booster pumps have universal voltage, air-cooled motors and are available with effective pumping speeds (at 50 Hz) of up to 3100 m3h-1. The pump bodies of the EH1200, EH2600 and EH4200 pumps are water-cooled. 

Pump-down times cut by up to 50%

The hydrokinetic drive allows the booster pump to be started at the same time as the backing pump (at atmospheric pressure) as it prevents motor overload. The EH booster pump therefore assists the pumping process from the start of pump-down. In comparison pumping systems with conventional, direct drive mechanical booster pumps (where the booster pump is switched on when the chamber pressure has been reduced to, typically, less than 10 mbar), the total evacuation time can be reduced by as much as 50%. 

Automatic overload protection

The hydrokinetic drive automatically varies the rotational speed of the pump. This protects the motor from overload, prevents over-heating, and allows the pump to operate with high-pressure differentials. Consequently, EH booster pumps are not damaged by sudden increases of inlet pressure and even by the entry of solid debris into the pump.

Important cost savings

When you use EH mechanical booster pumps, you save money on installation and operation. Your capital costs are reduced as you do not need valves, by-pass lines and pressure switches, and you can use a smaller backing pump than with conventional drive booster pumps. Operation costs are reduced because EH booster pumps have smaller motors than direct drive pumps and, when operating at full speed, they use only a fraction of the rated power.

Applications

  • Semiconductor processing
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Vacuum packaging
  • Steel de-gassing
  • Thin film coating
  • Vacuum metallurgy
  • Low density wind tunnels
  • Space simulation
  • Vacuum impregnation
  • Oil drying and de-gassing
  • Pharmaceutical freeze drying
  • CO2 lasers

Features and Benefits

  • Suitable for applications where high pumping speeds over 3000 m3h-1/1776 ft3min-1 are required in the pressure region of 0.01 to 50 mbar/0.0075 to 37.5 Torr.
  • Operating at relatively low pressures makes it highly reliable.
  • The EH pumps have a high quality, oil-free pumping mechanism. This offers:
    • Quiet, vibration free operation.
    • ­Rugged and corrosion resistant.
    • ­Advanced shaft-seal technology with no oil contamination of the process chamber
  • The corrosion resistant pumping mechanism is manufactured from high grade cast iron.
  • The proven shaft-seal arrangement ensures that no oil enters the pumping stator, and the absence of internal and external by-pass lines and valves which may corrode or stick minimizes maintenance requirements.
  • The design of the shaft seals is optimized to ensure that no lubricants can migrate into the pumping mechanism. This maintains booster pump performance in applications which demand the highest standard of cleanliness. In addition, this prevents the build-up of trapped particles on the rotor lobes and end-faces which have very close tolerances.
  • The dynamically balanced rotors and precision ground gears contribute to the smooth, quiet operation of the pumps, as demanded by manufacturers of advanced technology equipment.
     

    Technical Data

    Displacement (swept volume)  
      50Hz 505 m3h-1 / 300 ft3min-1
      60Hz 605 m3h-1 / 335 ft3min-1
    Effective pumping speed with backing pump  
      E1M40 or E2M40 350 m3h-1 / 206 ft3min-1
      E1M80 or E2M80 400 m3h-1 / 236 ft3min-1
      E1M175 or E2M175 440 m3h-1 / 259 ft3min-1
      E1M275 or E2M275 460 m3h-1 / 271 ft3min-1
    Pressure differential across pump †  
      50Hz 0-110 mbar / 0-83 Torr
      60Hz 0-90 mbar / 0-68 Torr
    Inlet connection ISO100
    Outlet connection ISO63
    Rotational speed  
      50Hz 0-2900 rpm
      60Hz 0-3500 rpm
    Operating continuous inlet pressure 0-1000 mbar / 0-760 Torr
    Maximum outlet pressure 1000 mbar / 760 Torr
    Recommended backing pumps GV80, E2M80
    Electrical supply  
      50Hz 220-240V / 380-415V
      60Hz 208-230V / 460V
    Motor power  
      Hydrocarbon 2.2kW / 3hp
      PFPE 1.5 kW / 2hp
      ATEX 2.2kW
      Explosion proof 3hp
    Ambient temperature range  
      Operating 5 to 40°C / 40 to 104°F
      Storage -10 to 80°C / 14 to 176°F
    Maximum operating humidity 90% RH
    Recommended oil  
      Standard version Ultragrade 20
      PFPE version Fomblin® YVAC 16/6
    Oil capacity  
      Coupling cover 1.5 litre / 1.6 qt
      Shaft seal reservoir 0.125 litre / 0.25 qt
    Weight* 74 kg / 163 lb

    *Weight refers to IND version
     

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