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How do Leybold MAGiNTEGRA turbomolecular pumps outperform traditional diffusion pumps?

January 24, 2024


In the realm of vacuum technology, the choice of pump can significantly impact energy consumption, maintenance requirements, and overall efficiency. One commonly used pump, the diffusion pump, has long been a staple in various industries but comes with its fair share of disadvantages. However, there is a formidable contender, Leybold’s MAGiNTEGRA turbomolecular pumps, that not only counter these disadvantages, but also align with energy efficiency and environmental goals.

In this blog, we'll delve into the main disadvantages of diffusion pumps and explore how Leybold MAGiNTEGRA turbomolecular pumps offer a cleaner, more cost-effective, and energy-efficient alternative. Specifically, this blog is referring to the MAG W 1300-2201 iP pumps, as well as the MAG 2207 iS turbos. 

MAGiNTEGRA pumps use 95% less power than diffusion pumps

Diffusion pumps are notorious for their high energy consumption. These pumps require substantial power to heat the oil needed for their operation, making them far from energy efficient. In contrast, MAGiNTEGRA turbomolecular pumps shine as a beacon of energy efficiency in the vacuum technology landscape.

How MAGiNTEGRA pumps counter the disadvantage?

The MAGiNTEGRA generally use approximately 95% less power compared to diffusion pumps. This substantial reduction in energy consumption not only aligns with energy efficiency targets, but also helps organizations meet their green targets and internal sustainability goals.

In locations with state-mandated energy efficiency requirements, MAGiNTEGRA pumps offer a viable solution to comply with regulations while reducing operating costs. These energy savings also results in a lower cost of ownership.

MAGiNTEGRA operate without oil

Apart from the increased energy costs associated with diffusion pumps, they also incur additional expenses due to their reliance on oil. The use of oil in diffusion pumps can lead to a dirty facility and a contaminated vacuum system, necessitating costly cleanup efforts.

How MAGiNTEGRA pumps counter the disadvantage

MAGiNTEGRA stand out by not using any oil in their operation. This oil-free approach not only ensures a cleaner environment within the facility, but also maintains the purity of the vacuum system. Consequently, organizations can enjoy significant cost savings by eliminating the need for oil, cleanup, and associated maintenance. 

MAGiNTEGRA require less maintenance than diffusion pump

Maintenance is a crucial aspect of any vacuum system, and diffusion pumps demand frequent cleaning and upkeep. These maintenance tasks can lead to downtime and increased operational costs.

How MAGiNTEGRA counter the disadvantage

MAGiNTEGRA pumps require significantly less maintenance than their diffusion counterparts. They only require maintenance up to every 10 years. These reduced maintenance intervals relate primarily to replacing rotors or emergency touchdown bearings, making them a hassle-free and cost-effective choice.

Exploring Leybold MAGiNTEGRA pumps

For those looking to delve deeper into the world of magnetically levitated turbo pumps, MAGiNTEGRA turbomolecular pumps are a reliable and robust solution.

These pumps combine the advantages of magnetically levitated bearings with a focus on serviceability and reliability.

Whether it's for laboratory applications, industrial processes, or research facilities, they offer a superior alternative to diffusion pumps, aligning with the goals of cleaner, more efficient vacuum systems.

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