In many applications, vacuum centres are the optimal prerequisite for larger or more flexible vacuum systems. Vacuum centers are used to generate system-wide vacuum for systems in production automation and thus represent a space- and energy-efficient alternative to vacuum generators directly at the system. In their basic design, vacuum centers are similar to the vacuum systems on individual devices and consist of vacuum generator, accumulator, vacuum monitoring and control electronics. By focusing on individual requirements, these can be designed specifically for the required dimensioning.
Vacuum accumulators support above all vacuum centers and vacuum generators in securing the vacuum level. The vacuum generated is "stored" here and is available to the system as a safety or working buffer.