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VP20-MP / VP20BV-MP Mid Series Multi-port Venturi Vacuum Pump

VP20-MP Multi-port Venturi Pump with ST4 silencer
Vaccon’s Multi-port vacuum pumps combine a venturi with a multiple port manifold to easily distribute vacuum to multiple locations. The result is a compact vacuum generation and distribution system for End-of-Arm Tools and applications where one pump powers multiple cups.

VP20-MP pumps have 4 vacuum ports that distribute vacuum equally to 4 locations with “Home-Run” plumbing. The streamlined design minimizes vacuum loss, maximizes vacuum flow and speeds cycle times for safe, efficient lifting operations.

A 1.5" diameter glycerin filled vacuum gauge and silencer are standard. Options include a miniature vacuum sensor/switch to provide an electrical signal for vacuum achieved/part present and to alert failures. An integrated solenoid valve for vacuum control is also available, with an optional M8 3-pin connection.

A separate port can be plumbed to a compressed air source to provide a blow-off. The manifold design allows one compressed air connection to feed blow-off air to all vacuum locations simultaneously, saving the need to plumb separate blow-off lines.

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Features & Benefits

  • High performance – vacuum up to 28"Hg [948mbar]
  • High production – fast cycle times with shot to shot consistency
  • High flow – maintains strong holding force, overcomes leakage
  • Home Run plumbing – saves compressed air
  • Easy mounting – fractional and metric T-slot compatible
  • Time saving – pre-designed, factory assembled, quick installation
  • Safe operation – no electricity needed at pump
  • Reliable – non-clogging, trouble free operation

VP20-MP pump shown with optional M8 valve connector and VSMP-QD-6 vacuum switch
 
Ideal Applications
  • End-of-Arm Tooling/Robotics
  • Pick and place
  • Flexible manufacturing
  • Packaging – carton erecting, robotic palletizing
  • Automation assembly
Pump Options
  • Interchangeable venturi cartridges – 11 different performance levels
  • Silencers - ST4 (straight-through) silencers won’t clog, STAA4 silencers for ultra quiet operation
  • Integrated 2-way valve - 24 VDC, normally closed, with optional M8 3-pin connector
  • Miniature sensors or switches with quick disconnect
  • G port threads for metric machines – an “I” prefix designates products with metric threads
  • Choice of operating pressures to meet machine and factory air supply 80 PSI [5.5 bar] standard, 60 PSI [4.1 bar] optional

Standard Specifications

VP20-MP / VP20BV-MP Pump Standard Specifications
Pump Material: Anodized Aluminum (for silencer material see Silencer Page)
Cartridge Material: Nylon, Buna O-Ring,  O-rings available in additional materials - Consult factory for availability
Medium: Filtered (50 micron) un-lubricated, non-corrosive dry gases
Operating Temperature: -30° to ~250°F [-34° to ~121°C]
Operating Pressure: 80 PSI [5.5 bar] or 60 PSI [4.1 bar] – Consult Factory for other operating pressures
 
Performance Level Designations:
L 0-10”Hg, [0 to 677mbar] for low vacuum/high flow applications
M 0-20”Hg, [0 to 677mbar] for medium vacuum/high flow applications
H 0-28”Hg, [0 to 948mbar] for high vacuum/standard flow applications
 
VP20BV-MP Optional 2-Way Valve Specifications
Valve Type:           Axial 2-Way Solenoid Valve, Normally closed
Valve Body Material: Brass, Aluminum, Buna-N
Valve Operating Pressure: Vacuum to 120 PSI [-1 to 8 bar]
Electrical: 24 VDC [-15% to +10% Nominal]
Power Consumption: 4 watts
Response Time: 6 milliseconds
Cycle Rate: 80 cycles/second
Average Life: 100 million cycles
Electrical Connection: Fixed leads, 24 AWG, 18” [457.2mm], optional M8 3-pin connector
LED Indicator: Yes
Manual Override: Yes, non-locking, spring return
M8 3-pin Connection: Yes, optional
 
VP20-MP / VP20BV-MP Multi-port Mid Series Operating and Installation Requirements
Cartridge Size: C60 (M, H) and C90 (L, M, H) C100 (L, M, H) and C150 (L, M, H)
Supply Line: 1/4” O.D. [6mm] tube 3/8” O.D. [10mm] tube
Vacuum Line: 1/4” O.D. [6mm] tube 3/8” O.D. [10mm] tube
Vacuum Line Filtration: Typically vacuum filters are not required, if desired Vaccon recommends model VF250LPM (see In-Line Filter Page)
Control Valve: 3 way / 2 position (faster part release), minimum orifice – 0.125 I.D. [3 mm]
Mounting Screws: Mounting holes accept 10-32 or [M5] screws

Dimensional Data

Dimensional data for the VP20-MP / VP20BV-MPMidSeries multi-port venturi vacuum pump is presented in 2D drawings, with all critical dimensions and port thread sizes displayed. Both imperial and metric units are included.

VP20-MP / VP20BV-MP Mid Series Dimensional Data 

 
 

Performance Data

Performance data for the VP20-MP / VP20BV-MPMidSeries multi-port venturi vacuum pump is displayed, listing air consumption, vacuum flow at various vacuum levels, and evacuation times (for 1 cu. ft. or 1 L volumes). Data is presented in tabular and graphed formats, in both imperial and metric units.

Venturi Mid Series Performance Data 


 
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