Mid Series Venturi Vacuum Pump - VP20 / VP20BV

Bimba's Mid Series vacuum pumps provide maximum design versatility: designers specify only the features necessary for their specific application. VP20BV models offer an optional 2-way integrated valve. Bimba’s interchangeable venturi cartridge system enhances manufacturing flexibility, enabling designers to choose the vacuum level, vacuum flow, evacuation speed and air consumption based on any one of 11 venturi cartridges.

  • Customize your pump performance with interchangeable venturi cartridges
  • Safe operation – high flow, overcomes leakage providing a strong holding force
  • High productivity – powerful vacuum up to 28”Hg [948mbar]
  • Fast response – installs close to vacuum point
  • Efficient – minimal air consumption
  • Reliable – operates trouble-free, straight-through design, non-clogging

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The model number for the VP20 Series Venturi Vacuum Pumps consists of the base model acronym* (VP20, VP20BV or VP20BVM8) plus five alphanumeric clusters. These clusters designate the flow and vacuum levels, operating pressure, switch or sensor options and silencer. Refer to the chart below for an example of model number VP20-60H-ST4-VSMP-QD-6. This is a VP20 pump with a maximum vacuum flow of 60, maximum vacuum level of 28"Hg [948mbar], operating pressure of 60 PSI, ST4 silencer and a VSMP vacuum switch with 6" pigtail quick disconnect. Note, part numbers beginning with I- denote a model with G port metric threads.

Base model options:

VP20 indicates the base model
VP20BV includes an optional integrated solenoid valve with flying leads
VP20BVM8 includes the optional integrated valve with M8 connector

Ordering Information


VP20 / VP20BV Pump Standard Specifications

Pump Material: Anodized Aluminum (for silencer material see Silencer Page)

Cartridge Material: Nylon, Buna O-Ring
O-rings available in additional materials - Consult factory for availability

Medium: Filtered (50 micron) un-lubricated, non-corrosive dry gases

Operating Temperature:-30° to ~250°F [-34° to ~121°C]

Operating Pressure:80 PSI [5.5 bar] or 60 PSI [4.1 bar] – Consult Factory for other operating pressures

Performance Level Designations:

L”0-10”Hg, [0 to 677mbar] for low vacuum/high flow applications

M”0-20”Hg, [0 to 677mbar] for medium vacuum/high flow applications

H”0-28”Hg, [0 to 948mbar] for high vacuum/standard flow applications

VP20BV Optional 2-Way Valve Specifications

Valve Type:          Axial 2-Way Solenoid Valve, Normally closed

Valve Body Material: Brass, Aluminum, Buna-N

Valve Operating Pressure: Vacuum to 120 PSI [-1 to 8 bar]

Electrical:24 VDC [-15% to +10% Nominal]

Power Consumption:4 watts

Response Time:6 milliseconds

Cycle Rate:80 cycles/second

Average Life:100 million cycles

Electrical Connection:Fixed leads, 24 AWG, 18” [457.2mm], optional M8 3-pin connector

LED Indicator: Yes

Manual Override: Yes, non-locking, spring return

M8 3-pin Connection: Yes, optional


VP20 / VP20BV Mid Series Operating and Installation Requirements

Cartridge Size:  C60 (M, H) and C90 (L, M, H)                 C100 (L, M, H) and C150 (L, M, H)

Supply Line:      1/4” O.D. [6mm] tube                              3/8” O.D. [10mm] tube

Vacuum Line:     1/4” O.D. [6mm] tube                              3/8” O.D. [10mm] tube

Vacuum Line Filtration: Typically vacuum filters are not required, if desired Bimba recommends model VF250LPM (see In-Line Filter Page)

Control Valve:3 way / 2 position (faster part release), minimum orifice – 0.125 I.D. [3 mm]

Mounting Screws: Mounting holes accept 4-40 [M3] screws