Filtration Series diaphragm pumps promote
"green" operations by performing cleanly without pump oil, conserving water by
eliminating water aspirators, supplying consistent vacuum levels and
eliminating any potential for solvent-contaminated waste generated by oil-type
pumps and water aspirators. KNF Laboport pumps have multi-port valves to
increase performance and can tolerate occasional liquid condensate drawn into
the system without incurring damage. Pump heads integrate corrosion-resistant
wetted parts and the heavy-duty, all ball-bearing motor is lubricated for life.
The pumps can achieve flow rates from 5.5 L/min to 37 L/min and vacuum from 15
Torr (29.3 in. Hg) to 120 Torr (25.2 in. Hg), depending on version. Pumps are
compact, weigh between 1.9 to 4.0 kg and an optional dampened vacuum gauge and
vacuum regulator valve assembly provide smooth vacuum control.
KNF Laboport pumps provide solutions for
flask filtration, vacuum blotting, vacuum manifold and vacuum desiccation and
are alternatives to oil-lubricated pumps, water aspirators, piston pumps, and
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