Oil-sealed vacuum pumps in the industry utilize the oil to move air, liquid, and process by-products. The oil is critical to optimum performance. However, changing the oil on these pumps temporarily takes the system out of commission, causing lags in production time. It can be tempting to skimp on regular oil changes or skip them entirely, but that will cause the machine to fail earlier than normal and even worse, cause process variability in your process. When your oil has degraded, it can impact the vacuum levels, causing lost production and ultimately lost profits.