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Vacuum introduction

What is vacuum?

In physical science, vacuum is defined as a status that in a container with a gaseous pressure much lower than atmospheric pressure. For those not in a certain vessel, like upper atmosphere, the environment could be recognized as vacuum as the pressure in that region is lower than 1ATM.

In conclusion, for a fluid system, we could define the system in vacuum when pressure inside the system is lower than atmosphere.


Lots of industries rely on a steady supply of vacuum for their production.

From powering the conveyor belts to packing finished products, vacuum is everywhere in production halls all around the world. Also medical facilities, workshops and engineering laboratories have various applications that run on vacuum.

Atlas Copco’s vacuum systems provide solutions for all these industries. We are specialized in complete centralized vacuum systems.

Advantages of centralized vacuum:
  • Remote monitoring possible: keep an eye on the system's performance anywhere, anytime over the Internet
  • Powering multiple machines simultaneously
  • More floor space available in your production area
  • Less noise in your production area
  • Less heat in your production area, allowing for energy savings when the production area needs to be cooled
  • Easier maintenance
  • Reduces risk of oil contamination
Read more on our specific solutions for various vacuum applications.


Vacuum and compressed air go hand in hand in the printing and paper industry. Printing and paper
From preparing printing plates to handling sheets of paper, compressor and vacuum systems are indispensable and Atlas Copco has everything in store to deliver the right solution.
In a woodworking workshop, vacuum is crucial for processing and handling the wood. Woodworking
Atlas Copco's Vacuum Systems provide the steady supply your workshop needs.
Composites Composites
Composites are the high-tech materials of our time. Thanks to vacuum, engineers can build materials that are stronger than any natural material.
Medical Medical
In hospitals, vacuum outlets are present in every room: from patient rooms and intensive care units to operating theatres.
Electronics Electronics
The electronics industry works with highly sensitive components, requiring a reliable, steady supply of vacuum. At the end of the production process, the finished products need careful handling.
Packaging Packaging
One of the largest consumers of vacuum is the packaging industry. Packing products in vacuum allows for compact storage and evacuating air improves the shelf life of food, chemicals and cosmetics. From blister packaging, to shrink wraps and bubble wrap: vacuum-treated packaging is all around you.
Float glass production line Glass industry
With the development of technology, vacuum has been widely used in the glass industry, frequently used for glass coating, glass transport and production of glass bottles.