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Vacuum Pump - Adixen, Pascal 2021i

Aliases Vac Pump
Other References
Official Maintainer Paula O'Donnell


Machine is working as expected.

This machine is generally available to use.

The Vacuum Pump is used in conjunction with the Vacuum Chamber. A complete INDUCTION VIDEO will be posted soon.

Induction process is:

  1. Watch this Induction Video.
  2. Watch these introduction videos.
    1. Watch this video to see how a vac pump (different model) and vac chamber are used to degas silicone prior to casting a mould
    2. This video explains how the oil is changed on the Vacuum Pump
  3. Read the rest of this page.
  4. Seek clarification if needed, via Discord or in person.
  5. You are now prepared to use this machine.

The Vacuum Pump is used in conjunction with the Vacuum Chamber. They are principally used for degassing silicon and resin in casting processes, and for stabilising timber.

CAREFUL - The Vac Pump is heavy weighing in at around 28kg

Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc.
Name Value
Dimentions 291 x 246 x 178.5
Mass 28kg
Stages 2



Vacuum Pump was donated

Known Identical Models

None Known

Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
N/A PLACEHOLDER Describe the problem PLACEHOLDER Describe the workaround currently in place Placeholder Describe a proposed fix or solution
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
N/A PLACEHOLDER NAME PLACEHOLDER Describe what happened PLACEHOLDER Describe how it was fixed or modified PLACEHOLDER document the cost of the change

This switch is an attachment. It is not currently used in conjunction with the pump.

Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location MSDS Buy from
{{:tools:craftpunk:adixen_2021i_221ahai7r_1.jpg?400| Consumable Product Vacuum Pump Oil
Used to lubricate the pump.
Oil is stored in the messy bench alongside the Vacuum Pump.MSDS Purchase from -
Interval Task
Before Each Use Check oil level and top up if needed.

Top-up/change oil instruction

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelihood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelihood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 Hearing Damage Undesirable Possible 8 Use Hearing Protection Acceptable Improbable 1
0002 Incorrect Manual Handling Undesirable Possible 8 Use Correct Lifting Techniques Acceptable Improbable 1
0003 Crush Injury Undesirable Possible 8 Wear steel caps and use correct manual handling techniques Acceptable Improbable 1


Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0000 Example decision Provides an example 08/08/20 JH Approved JH 08/08/20 A line was put in the register
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