VACUU·LAN® modules (VCL) are shipped leak tested and ready to be connected. They can be surface mounted, installed in furniture, or installed through walls, as needed. Because of this flexibility, they integrate well with new laboratory furnishings, retrofit into existing laboratories, or enable easy expansion of established networks. Components can even be moved if a lab relocates. The VACUU·LAN® modules are built modularly to ensure that a greater variety of ready-to-connect combinations are always on-hand.
Step 1: Choice of the appropriate mounting base
The mounting bases are the link between the vacuum network tubing and the VACUU·LAN® operating modules (see Step 2). The main criterion for the choice of the appropriate mounting base A1 or A5 is whether VACUU·LAN® is planned for a new laboratory or for upgrading an existing laboratory or vacuum network.
mounting base A1
For surface mounting of the vacuum lines. The most common solution for the installation of a VACUU·LAN® network onto existing laboratory furniture or on walls (e.g. refurbishment) .
mounting base A5
For integration of the vacuum network into the furniture. The PTFE vacuum tubings run hidden below the surface. Connections are mounted from the front.
Special mounting bases only for upgrading of existing older vacuum networks are available also. More information on request.
Step 2: Choice of the appropriate VACUU·LAN® functional element
Manual flow control module VCL 01
With manual flow control to open / close the vacuum line and to control the flow rate.
Shut-off / manual flow control module VCL 02
For manual control of flow rate, combined with a ball valve for quick opening / closing of the vacuum line. The flow rate setting is maintained.
Manual flow control / shut-off / gauge module VCL RKM
Similar to module VCL 02, but with additional mechanical bourdon vacuum gauge to monitor the vacuum.
Automatic control module VCL-B 10
Electromagnetic (solenoid) valve. Allows automatic vacuum control in combination with vacuum controller VNC 2 or CVC 3000.
Manual flow control / automatic control module VCL-B 11
Electromagnetic (solenoid) valve for automatic vacuum control with additional manual flow rate control.
Shut-off module VCL K
With ball valve for quick opening / closing of the vacuum line.
Manual flow control module for hoods VCL AR
Consists of a manual control unit for installation outside the hood, and a separate vacuum port for installation inside the hood.
Automatic control module for hoods VCL-B AE
Consists of an automatic control unit for installation outside the hood, and a separate vacuum port for installation inside the hood. Additional measuring port inside the hood for connection of vacuum controller VNC 2 or CVC 3000.