Edwards RV pumps have become the industry standard for scientific primary pumping applications. RV pumps are uniquely capable of delivering high or low throughputs with high ultimate vacuum. This, combined with ultra-low noise levels, makes them ideal for a wide range of applications including GCMS and other small bench top type applications.
All pumps are approved to UL and CSA standards by an external test house. Edwards has a global network, providing world-wide support for product applications and service.
Supplied with: 1 litre of Ultragrade 19 oil, inlet filter and O-ring. Fomblin® must be purchased separately for PFPE RV pumps.
All our RV pumps are significantly quieter – noise levels of 48 dBA 50Hz are typically half the noise of a conventional pump and have been achieved by extensive work on the drive train and motor.
The pumps have the unique ability to deliver excellent ultimate vacuum in both high vacuum and high throughput modes with or without gas ballast. This gives the user an unrivalled opportunity to select the optimum pumping performance without compromising the application.
In its high vacuum mode, the RV pump is ideal for analytical instruments, electron microscopes, physics research, backing turbo pumps and leak detection applications. Configure the same pump in the high throughput mode, and it becomes suitable for distillation, laboratory furnaces, backing vapor pumps, solvent concentration, freeze drying and other drying applications.
The simple to use mode selector and accessible, three-position gas ballast control allow the pump to be reconfigured at any time, even when the pump is running.
- Analytical instruments
- Laboratory bench top vacuum
- Turbomolecuar backing pumps
- Freeze drying
- Research and development
- Centrifuges, ultra-high speed
- Degassing/curing - oil, epoxy resin
- Gas bottle filling/emptying
- Gel drying
- Glove boxes, ovens
- Leak detectors, Helium
- Load locks and transfer chambers
- Refrigeration manufacture
- Rotary, centirfugal evaporators
- Scanning electron microscopes - SEM
- SEM/FIB (ion beam repair)
- Solvent recovery
- Surface science instruments
Features and Benefits
48 dB(A) and intrusive frequencies minimised.
Dual mode. Suitable for high throughput and high vacuum applications.
Easy-to-use gas ballast.
Fast acting inlet valve for system protection.
High torque, dual voltage/dual frequency motor, electronic start relay.
Efficient high pressure lubrication.
Oil-tight with printed gaskets, effective shaft seals.
Clamped-in sight glass.
Hi-tech polymer blades, large diameter, easy-clean oil passages.
Consistent, built-in quality, cast bar construction.
||3.7 m3h-1 / 2.2 ft3min-1
||4.5 m3h-1 / 2.6 ft3min-1
|Speed (Pneurop 6602)
||3.3 m3h-1 / 2 ft3min-1
||3.9 m3h-1 / 2.3 ft3min-1
||2.0 x 10-3 mbar / 1.5 x 10-3 Torr
|Ultimate pressure GB I
||3.0 x 10-2 mbar / 2.3 x 10-2 Torr
|Ultimate pressure GB II
||1.2 x 10-1 mbar / 9.1 x 10-2 Torr
|Ultimate Pressure with Fomblin®
||2 x 10-2 mbar / 1.5 x 10-2 Torr
|Max inlet pressure for water vapour
||80 mbar / 60 Torr
|Max water vapour pumping rate – GB I
|Max water vapour pumping rate – GB II
|Max allowed outlet pressure
||0.2 bar gauge / 3 psig
|Max allowed inlet and gas ballast pressure
||0.5 bar gauge / 7 psig
|Motor power 50/60Hz
||450 / 550W
|Power connector 1-ph
||IEC EN60320 C13
|Nominal rotation speed 50/60Hz
||1500 / 1800rpm
|Weight (without oil)
||25 kg / 55 lb
|Oil capacity min/max
||48 dB(A) @ 50 Hz
|Operating temperature range
||12 – 40 °C
RV3, 5, 8 and 12 instruction manual (English)
Edwards RV Pumps Product Brochure