Though it may be a new company, Vacuum Pump Services has a wealth of experience in vacuum pump repair and service.

Founded in July 2016, VPS focuses its efforts on vacuum pump repairs and rebuilds, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance, oil changes, helium mass spectrometer leak checking, and on-site consultation. The Hatfield, Pa.-based company also provides on-site training services.

The MTI associate member is owned by Mr. and Mrs. William R. Jones, who also own commercial heat treater Solar Atmospheres, vacuum furnace manufacturer Solar Manufacturing and Magnetic Specialties, a provider of transformers and power supplies.

Within the operation of Solar Atmospheres, there was a need to rebuild and repair heavy-duty Stokes-type vacuum roughing pumps and Roots-type vacuum blowers. The company wanted to have a reliable repair and service company to perform these services at a reasonable cost and to have those repairs done no more and no less than required. As a result, VPS was born, and Bob Sandora, who has over 40 years of experience in servicing vacuum furnaces, pumps and blowers, was named president.

Today, VPS services a wide range of OEM vacuum equipment for industries including heat treating, research and development, glass, medical, food processing, HVAC and pharmaceutical.

For repair and rebuilds, VPS technicians will provide teardown and a quote prior to proceeding with a solution based on vacuum requirements. Final testing of all pumps and blowers is performed with a calibrated helium mass spectrometer.

For on-site consulting, VPS technicians will visit your facility to troubleshoot and evaluate pump breakdowns, leaks, maintenance issues and other technical concerns regarding a wide variety of vacuum pumps. In emergency situations, VPS may even be able to offer a vacuum pump exchange. Services provided include:

  • Installation and start-up
  • Rebuilds and refurbishment
  • Replacement of seals, gaskets, O-rings, springs and bearings as needed
  • Performance testing
  • Fault diagnostics
  • Leak checking
  • Preventive maintenance

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