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Don’t Forget the Grease!

Don’t Forget the Grease How many connections do you see? When putting together distillation systems that function under vacuum, you cannot forget to use vacuum grease on all the connections or leaks will happen. Tracking down a leak after everything is set-up just leads to frustration and wastes time! Important Considerations for Set-Up All the glass parts should be handled gently, washed, and dry before loading. A good quality vacuum grease should be applied to each joint and connection before installation that includes all glass and vacuum fitting interfaces. Lastly, check the vacuum hoses and pump for proper function. What

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Benefits of Throttle and Bleed Vacuum Control

Benefits of Throttle and Bleed Vacuum Control The most commonly used vacuum pumps run at one speed. Therefore, the pump is always driving toward the deepest vacuum control level possible where they function optimally. Just because this is the sweet spot for your vacuum pump, doesn’t mean it’s the best vacuum level for your process. Applications of vacuum technology take place over a wide range of vacuum from ultra-high vacuum all the way up to atmosphere. Most often for industrial vacuum processing, users are ideally looking for a vacuum level that differs from the ultimate pressure of a pump; therefore,

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Recap of AVS 2018 – Long Beach, CA

Recap of AVS 2018 – Long Beach, CA Two weeks ago (10/23), the DigiVac team walked into AVS 65 at the Long Beach Convention Center with excitement, eager to show exhibit attendees our new product developments. On display, we had a few products, some new, and some known but updated in appearance and functionality. Our booth visitors found the traditional thermocouple Bullseye with a Bluetooth connected to our Vacuum Gauge 2.0, StrataVac 2018 with one thermocouple sensor and our brand new StrataVac Touch connected to our recently launched VacStable valve, a thermocouple sensor and an MKS 523 gauge. Everything was

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RoHS Compliance and DigiVac Gauges

RoHS Compliance and DigiVac Gauges What is RoHS? Restriction of hazardous substances, abbreviated as RoHS, is a protocol many companies worldwide put into place in 2006. Why? Because when the European Union decided in 2003 to standardize the practice of minimizing or removing all materials that could be harmful, electrical and electronics companies had to comply in order to maintain business with Europe. Additionally, following the shift in production processes meant that end products became safer for customers. Why was there a sudden shift to initiate the protocol? The ultimate move toward removing certain materials was prompted by the need

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How to Set up Wifi for the StrataVac 2018

How to Set up Wifi for the StrataVac 2018 The new StrataVac 2018 comes in multiple configurations, one being the wifi option. If you chose to get your StrataVac with a wifi card for easy online connectivity and monitoring, your first step will be setting up the SSID with your network. How exactly do you set up the StrataVac wifi? 1. Locate the gauge’s SSID and password on the bottom of the instrument 2. Connect to the network provided and visit http://192.168.4.1 3. In the menu options (three horizontal lines) go to gauge>customer 4. Set customer and gauge IDs for

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What’s New with the StrataVac?

What’s New with the StrataVac? The StrataVac is one of our leading products for customers looking to both measure and maintain pressure. It is a more complex device that offers a number of different configurations, making it possible for every customer to get exactly what they need. In this post we will discuss the four most common configurations of the StrataVac unit, including: Regulator card and valve Two thermocouple sensors Wireless ethernet port Capacitance manometers Vacuum Regulation One of the unique features of the StrataVac is that in addition to having the ability to communicate the pressure that your system

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How to get your VPC Up and Running

How to get your VPC Up and Running Hooking up Digivac VPC DigiVac has expanded their product line to include controllers specifically geared to the Botanical Industry and those trying to extract material from plants. With this expanding industry there is a need and an opportunity to make certain parts of the extraction process easier. Have you ever looked at vacuum equipment and thought to yourself “Where do I begin?’ “How do I hook this thing up?” Well, we have developed a controller that won’t have you asking those questions. DigiVac’s Vapor Pressure Controller (VPC) is a simple and reliable

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Take Control of Your Process with DigiVac’s New Vapor Pressure Controller

Take Control of Your Process with DigiVac’s New Vapor Pressure Controller The Vapor Pressure Controller is DigiVac’s newest product release. This instrument has the ability to help those working in the botanical market easily process plant material through automated distillations. It both measures and maintains the pressure within rotovaps, or any type of vacuum system, following the profile created on the Vapor Pressure Profile Manager – a free, downloadable software that comes with the purchase of a VPC. Easy to use and operate, the VPC has just four ports/plug ins on the back of the unit: USB communication Power jack ¼”

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Accessing Vacuumnetwork.org for the First Time

Accessing Vacuumnetwork.org for the First Time Many of our customers have shown an interest in using vacuumnetwork.org, and we’d like to make it easier for you to connect for the first time. Below are step-by-step instructions on how to connect your gauge and app to vacuumnetwork.org. Turn on your Bullseye Precision Gauge with Bluetooth Open Vacuum Gauge 2.0 on your smartphone or tablet Sync the app with the gauge, ensuring that the gauge you need is the one the app is reading Click on the menu drop down in the upper right hand corner of the screen Scroll down and

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Vacuum Gauge 2.0: A Recap

Vacuum Gauge 2.0: A Recap As many of you know, the newest version of the Vacuum Gauge app, Vacuum Gauge 2.0, is now available in the Google Play store. There are many similarities to the original, 1.0, app, but this version gives the user even more functionality and usability. With this release the user can expand their circle of communication and bring the entire team of engineers, technicians, and researchers together, even if they are miles apart. In effect, the new and/or upgraded features of Vacuum Gauge 2.0 makes the jobs of everyone involved in the vacuum process easier! So

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