AAV takes pride in being a full-service and supply industrial vacuum center. We are a factory authorized service center for all major vacuum pump brands in the market. Our expertise extends to offering comprehensive maintenance and repair services, including complete reconditioning and rebuilding. When your vacuum pump requires attention, don’t discard it just yet! In most cases, we can successfully repair it to factory specifications, saving you the cost of purchasing a new pump. At AAV, we are committed to ensuring that your vacuum pump receives the utmost care and attention, allowing it to perform optimally and prolonging its lifespan.

Learn more about industrial vacuum pumps, their uses, and the brands we carry below!


Industrial vacuum pumps are mechanical devices designed to remove air or gas molecules from a closed system, creating a vacuum or low-pressure environment. By reducing the pressure inside a chamber, they facilitate processes such as drying, degassing, filtration, and material handling. These pumps are essential for various industries that rely on controlled environments and efficient removal of unwanted substances. Read below for a breakdown of the three types of vac pumps.

Positive Displacement Pumps

  • Rotary Vane Pumps: Utilize rotating vanes to compress and trap gas, commonly used for rough vacuum applications.
  • Piston Pumps: Employ reciprocating pistons to create a vacuum through the compression and expansion of gas.

Momentum Transfer Pumps

  • Turbo Pumps: Use high-speed rotating impellers to impart momentum to gas molecules, enabling high vacuum levels.
  • Diffusion Pumps: Operate by creating a molecular flow and transferring gas molecules from the low-pressure region to the exhaust.

Entrapment Pumps

  • Cryogenic Pumps: Utilize extremely low temperatures to condense and trap gas molecules.
  • Getter Pumps: Employ chemical reactions to bind and capture gas molecules, commonly used for ultra-high vacuum applications.


Industrial vacuum pumps are indispensable tools in various sectors, including manufacturing and production, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, as well as environmental and energy industries. Learn more about their use in these industries below.

Manufacturing & Production

In manufacturing and production, vac pumps are instrumental in processes like vacuum drying and degassing. These pumps effectively eliminate moisture and volatile components from materials, guaranteeing optimal product quality and stability. Additionally, vacuum pumps are employed in vacuum packaging, where they remove air from packages and create a controlled environment, extending the shelf life of products and preventing spoilage. Vacuum distillation is yet another critical application of vac pumps as they relate to manufacturing and production processes. Operating under reduced pressure, industrial vac pumps enable the separation of components based on their boiling points, helping with precise and efficient purification processes. 

Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology

In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, industrial vacuum pumps are utilized often.  One use case being for freeze drying, where they help preserve sensitive pharmaceuticals and biological samples by removing water through sublimation under vacuum conditions. This helps allow for long-term preservation without compromising the quality of the substances. Another essential role of vacuum pumps is in filtration and purification processes. They are used to remove impurities, contaminants, and particles from liquids and gases during pharmaceutical manufacturing. Additionally, vacuum pumps are employed in creating controlled environments in vacuum ovens and incubators. These controlled environments provide optimal conditions for research, testing, and the production of pharmaceuticals and biotechnological products.

Environmental & Energy

Vac pumps also have a significant presence in the environmental and energy industries, as they offering versatile applications for supporting various processes. One essential use is in waste management and remediation, where they facilitate the extraction of gases, liquids, or solids from contaminated areas, contributing to environmental cleanup efforts. In the realm of solar panel manufacturing, vacuum pumps are instrumental when it comes to ensuring optimal performance. By degassing and encapsulating solar panels, vac pumps help remove any impurities to ensure efficiency.  Vacuum pumps also play a large role in supporting power generation processes. They support tasks like turbine condenser evacuation and the impregnation of electrical equipment with insulating fluids, which contributes to overall power generation efficiency and electrical system safety. 


As you can see from above, industrial vacuum pumps are indispensable tools that enable a wide range of applications in multiple industries. When choosing the best vac pump for your businesses’ specific use, it’s important to first understand the different types of vacuum pumps and their respective use cases.  Businesses can enhance efficiency, improve product quality, and optimize various processes in their operations with Advanced Air & Vacuum’s Vacuum Pumps. Contact Advanced Air & Vacuum with any questions you may have.

For more information about AAV’s vac pumps, check below for the list of brands we carry! 


Atlas Copco in the United States handles the sales and service of industrial gas and air compressors, dryers and filters, compressor parts and service, and vacuum pumps; construction and demolition tools including mobile compressors, pumps, light towers and generators, excavator attachments, hand-held tools, compaction and road construction equipment; Industrial electric, pneumatic, cordless transducerized assembly tools, alongside an extensive range of pneumatic grinders, sanders, drills, chipping hammers and riveting systems, and mining equipment. View Full Catalog 


Since 1885, Becker has been manufacturing and developing technologies that position Becker as the number one choice for vacuum pumps, pressure pumps, compressors, regenerative blowers and central systems.  The Becker rotary vane vacuum pump leads the industry with unparalleled technology that provides reliable, superior performance cycle after cycle.  View Full Catalog 


Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum system products, abatement solutions and related value-added services. Our products are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.   View Full Catalog 


Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970.  Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. began developing power electronics equipment in 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, HMIs, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and uninterruptible power systems. View Full Catalog 


Leybold offers a wide range of advanced vacuum solutions for use in manufacturing and analytical processes, as well as for research purposes. The company’s core capabilities center on the development of application and customer specific systems for the creation of vacuum and extraction of process gases. Leybolds ability to meet highest requirements of most complex applications gives our customers the competitive edge to succeed. High duty processes in metallurgy, clean-room conditions at worldwide renowned institutes for research and development, or coating applications of minute dimensions – Leybold offers highest performance. View Full Catalog 


Since 1929, Travaini has been manufacturing high quality rotating equipment for the movement of air and fluids. And for almost eight decades, now, the company has been led by a member of the Travaini family, providing a continuity of management and a commitment to invest in excellence, unique in the industry. Travaini Pumps USA, Inc. has the broadest product offering of liquid ring vacuum pumps, compressors, rotary vane pumps, and the broadest selection of vacuum systems in the industry. Travaini Pumps USA was established in 1985 as the marketing channel for products manufactured at our Italian factory. Since then, our capabilities have expanded, and today Travaini Pumps USA is housed in it’s 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Yorktown, Virginia. Here we conduct research and development, design solutions for a broad range of products, and manufacture systems for numerous markets. Our commitment to Service is backed up by our investment in a full inventory of liquid ring and rotary vane vacuum pumps, compressors, our popular DynaSeal™ systems, plus replacement parts for all Travaini products. The Travaini Service Center located here is at your disposal to utilize our expertise in problem solving customers inquiries.  View Full Catalog 


Welch is the technology leader for laboratory and light industrial vacuum pumps, systems, and components. Our quality products are sold globally under the Welch name. Welch products are produced by Gardner Denver Thomas, Inc. Welch has provided quality vacuum pumps for laboratory, industrial and educational applications for over a century. Today, Welch is a leading manufacturer of vacuum pump products for chemical and biological laboratories, high vacuum manufacturing, and air-conditioning/refrigeration. The Welch product line includes oil lubricated rotary vane vacuum pumps, dry piston and diaphragm vacuum pumps, and specialized vacuum systems, components, and applications. ChemStar Dry, the oil-free deep vacuum system, is the latest technology innovation from Welch. View Full Catalog