15 September 2021
Fieldpiece Instruments has announced a new generation of vacuum pumps compliant with A2L refrigerants which it says are small, lightweight and portable to enable fast evacuation.
The top-of-the-range VPX7EU is the lightest of the three newcomers, due to a patent-pending manufacturing process making it lightweight and manageable to carry.
Users can choose the pump best suited for them depending on the system and pump feature preference. The VPX7EU and the VP87EU have the option of 120v or 230v, while the VP67EU has dual voltage.
Model VPX7EU is a fast and efficient 10 CFM DC motor and is suited to large commercial and refrigeration applications. The interior EPO coating, a high-energy surface treatment to high strength aluminium alloy, means it is portable enough to climb up a ladder or move to other areas where needed. The coating is said to be extremely tough as well as chemical and wear-resistant.
Model VP87EU is an 8CFM DC for light commercial and residential systems, replacing the legacy VP85. For residential service and installation, the VP67EU, 6CFM AC model dual voltage replaces the current VP55 (5CFM).
Bas Kamermans, general manager - EMEA, said: “We know that for the HVACR technician, time is money. What truly sets the VPX7EU pump apart from the competition is the 10 CFM rate which will cut the evacuation time considerably. In addition, the VPX7EU has a powerful DC motor yet it is lightweight at only 10 kg.”
Fieldpiece refined the proprietary RunQuick oil management system by enlarging the oil-viewing window to clearly view the pump oil through the large oil reservoir window to see the condition of the oil, and the system. This new window has additional LED lights that provide details on the status of the pump such as gas ballast status, voltage levels/warnings and cold weather start status for the VP87EU and VPX7EU pumps. When it is time to change the oil, the process is said to be quick, clean, and simple, as the window is now removable and the pumps have a wide mouth fill port. Fieldpiece says the oil can be replaced in under 20 seconds, even while the pump is running without losing vacuum. Extra bottle storage is also included.