Vacuum Pumps

At the heart of every inhaler testing system is the Pump. The Pharmacopoeias are careful to point out that “a vacuum pump with excess capacity must be selected in order to draw air at the designated volumetric flow rate” through the system and in the case of Dry Powder Inhalers, to generate sonic flow.
We offer a choice of three pumps dependent on the set-up concerned and the capacity required.

SCP6 - Super Capacity Vacuum Pump

Capable of generating sonic (P3/P2 ≤ 0.5) flow rates through the Next Generation Impactor (NGI) up to 100 L/min, the SCP6 provides a maximum unregulated flow of 683 L/min, ideal for DPI applications. Designed to provide a viable alternative to the use of two HCP6 pumps to provide these conditions, the SCP6 can also be used for MDI, nebuliser and nasal product testing applications via a flow control valve, which regulates the flow rate between 0 and 280 L/min.

  • Low maintenance

  • Advanced sound insulation

  • Oil-lubricated rotary vane

  • Left and right vacuum inlets – choose where to place pump in system

  • Dual filtration process ensures there is virtually no oil vapour in the exhaust air, making it suitable for use in a laboratory environment

SCP6 Technical Specifications
Rotary vane
Lubrication type:
Max. flow in L/Min (unrestricted):
Max. sonic flow through NGI:
Max. vacuum level:
<0.1 kPa
Routine maintenance:
Oil/filter change
Dimensions (w x d x h):
423 x 653 x 455 mm

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