How to Maintain a Rotary Claw Vacuum Pump

Rotary claw vacuum pumps require minimal preventative maintenance tasks:

Gearbox Oil Changes
There is no industry standard defining how often to change your vacuum pump's gearbox oil because pump maintenance frequency is defined by operating conditions. At a minimum, change the gearbox oil at least once every other year. Ohio Medical provides various grades and weights of vacuum pump oil.

Inlet Filters
Filters should be monitored and replaced on a regular basis. Ohio Medical offers a variety of pump filtering solutions.

Minimizing Downtime
Many facilities keep a spare backup pump on hand to minimize downtime. Ohio Medical can provide backup pumps and also provides short term pump rental solutions.