There are two kinds of vacuum sources available to power conservation tools; Suction Motors and Vacuum Pumps. Suction Motors have higher air flow, but lower vacuum levels than Vacuum Pumps. The treatment dictates which level of negative pressure (Vacuum) is needed, which then determines what sort of vacuum source should be used.
Cold Suction Paper Conservation machines like the Paper Conservation Table or Direct Suction Platen are primarily used for conservation of works of art on paper, documents or in general on any porous object. Large area suction devices, like the Direct Suction Table, work best with Suction Motors like the MSC Vacuum Console Unit or Tiger-Vac Vacuum Cleaner.
Suction Motors can create up to 100 inches (2500 mm) of H2O and up to 105 CFM (cubic feet of air per minute) of Air Flow. The Dual Motor MSC Control Console unit (with two motors) can create up to 200 CFM.
Small area suction devices, like the Hand-Held Suction Device or Manuscript Suction Device work best with a Vacuum Pump like the 1023 or 1423 Gast Vacuum Pumps.
Vacuum pumps, such as the 1023 or 1423 Gast Vacuum Pumps develop up to 340 inches of H2O for vacuum levels and up to 10 or 14 CFM for air flow.
When you are at the maximum end of one measurement, you are at the minimum end of the other. The maximum vacuum will also produce the minimum airflow, and vice versa.
• MSC Control Console is available on the Suction Tables Accessories page.
• Tiger-Vac Vacuum Cleaner is available on the Suction Tables Accessories page.
• Gast Vacuum Pump is available on the Small Suction Devices page.