Welcome to the forefront of vacuum technology with MD-Kinney's Dry Claw Vacuum Pumps. Our cutting-edge, oil-free compression technology sets new standards for performance, efficiency, and reliability. Designed with precision, our dry claw vacuum pumps deliver unmatched efficiency and economic operation across a multitude of applications.


How It Works

Dry Claw Vacuum Pumps: The Mechanics of Efficiency Dive deep into the operation of our dry claw vacuum pumps. Understand the synchronized, contact-free movement of claw-shaped rotors, the seamless gas compression process, and how our innovative design maximizes efficiency and minimizes maintenance.



Our Products

Explore the KVC Series: A Model for Every Need Discover our diverse range of KVC Series dry claw vacuum pumps. From KVC60 to KVC1000, each model offers a compact design, minimal maintenance requirements, and superior energy efficiency, making them ideal for a wide array of applications.


Versatility Across Industries Learn how our dry claw vacuum pumps excel in various settings:

  • CNC router tables
  • Food packaging 
  • Perfect for pick & place operations
  • Industrial vacuum systems
  • Thermoforming
  • Degasification
  • and more.

Your Questions, Answered

What is a Dry Claw Vacuum Pump? A dry claw vacuum pump is a type of dry-running vacuum pump that operates without the need for any oil or water for sealing or cooling. This design features two claw-shaped rotors that rotate in opposite directions inside the pump chamber. As they rotate, they don't come into contact with each other or the pump chamber, which minimizes wear and tear and avoids the need for lubrication in the compression chamber.

How Do Claw Vacuum Pumps Work? Claw vacuum pumps work through the movement of two claw-shaped rotors inside a tightly sealed casing. These rotors are synchronized to rotate in opposite directions without touching each other. As the claws move past the inlet port, they draw air into the pump chamber. The volume of the trapped air between the claws and the chamber decreases as the claws continue to rotate, compressing the air, which is then expelled out of the exhaust port. This process of drawing in and compressing air creates a vacuum.

Can Vacuum Pumps Run Dry? The ability of a vacuum pump to run dry depends on its design. Dry vacuum pumps are specifically designed to run without the need for lubricating or sealing fluids and can operate dry without sustaining damage. In contrast, traditional wet vacuum pumps, such as oil-sealed or liquid ring pumps, require a fluid to operate and cannot run dry without risking damage to the pump. It's important to know the type of pump you're working with to understand whether it can run dry.

What applications are best suited for dry claw vacuum pumps? Dry claw vacuum pumps are particularly well-suited for applications where contamination must be avoided, such as in the pharmaceutical, food processing, and semiconductor industries. They are ideal for handling clean, dry air or gases, and because they don't produce waste in the form of used oil or contaminated water, they are an environmentally friendly choice. Additionally, these pumps are useful in applications requiring moderate vacuum levels, such as pneumatic conveying, printing, and packaging.

What are the maintenance requirements for dry vacuum pumps? While dry vacuum pumps do not require fluid changes, they do have maintenance needs to ensure longevity and proper operation. Maintenance typically includes regular inspection and cleaning to prevent debris buildup, checking and replacing worn seals and bearings, and ensuring that the synchronization of the rotors is maintained. Since there's no oil or other lubricant in the compression chamber, it's particularly important to monitor for wear and tear on parts that could affect the pump's efficiency and vacuum integrity. Always refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for specific maintenance schedules and procedures.


Why Choose MD-Kinney?

A legacy of innovation and quality highlight MD-Kinney's commitment to excellence, with an emphasis on our legacy in the vacuum technology space, our focus on innovation, and our dedication to providing solutions that meet the evolving needs of industries.

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