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Vacuum pumps are of vital importance in industrial production. They need to be
in top running condition to ensure efficiency, optimum output and a healthy bottom
line. But what’s the best way to manage them?

That’s where GENIUS Instant InsightsTM comes in. 

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The most common causes of pump failure are now predictable

Mechanical failure

Mechanical faults caused by inappropriate maintenance


Contamination caused by gas, liquid and/ or foreign material from your process 

Internal corrosion

Internal corrosion due to loose or worn parts


GENIUS Instant Insights™ helps you to avoid the risk of such failures by enabling you to stay ahead of production downtime.


Your benefits with GENIUS Instant Insights™

GENIUS provides lots of benefits, for your pump, your production as well as for the environment. 

  • GENIUS works to maximise your uptime by informing you about potential pump failure in advance.
  • Using information from GENIUS, you can create a maintenance schedule that best fits your production.
  • Access the GENIUS Portal anywhere, at any time.
  • Thanks to GENIUS, you have a complete overview of your vacuum pump technology performance. 
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  • With a more efficient operation also comes a lower CO2 footprint, and an easier adherence with local waste reduction regulations.
  • Due to the early alerts GENIUS provides, you can plan the delivery of your spare parts and choose the environment-friendly option of transport.
  • GENIUS will give you recommendations on how you can reduce energy expenditure in your process. 
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  • GENIUS informs you ahead of time of any possible malfunctions, increasing the reliability and consistency of your production, and avoiding costly downtime.
  • With information on energy consumption, GENIUS helps you to reduce electricity costs.
  • With GENIUS, you always know when maintenance is needed, so you can choose a cost-effective parts delivery plan. 
Getting alerts on GENIUS dashboard on a mobile phone

One of the many benefits of GENIUS is that information on your pump’s performance is safely stored on the Cloud, so you can access it at any time, from anywhere. We know how important data safety and cyber security is and have put safety measures in place to ensure that your data is as secure. 

We use the latest technologies, experienced partners, and managed data access to protect your data. Our main development partner is ISO 27001 certified. We also use additional measures, such as PEN-tests, to keep your data secure. 


No risk for your internal networks: data transfer with secure cellular mobile technologies using a dedicated gateway. Plus, GENIUS is completely independent from your internal networks (like WIFI and LAN). 

State-of-the-art encrypted data transfer: all data communicated to the Cloud is encrypted with state-of-the-act asymmetric encryption, and only trusted devices can communicate with the Cloud.  

Managed data access: access to data limited to you and selected ACG employees engaged in providing you a better service and helping you to operate your pumps better. 

Experienced partners along the value chain: such as, Sierra Wireless, Microsoft Azure, OrangeNEXt and Vodafone. 

360° overview

The GENIUS Instant Insights™ Portal gives you important insights into the pumps’ operation such as



Indicates the overall status of your pumps, including running hours, temperature, and service status



Indicates the percentage availability of your vacuum pumps installation, so you can count on it for steady production



The time that the pump   runs producing the desired vacuum



Gives you clear inputs about the energy consumption of your vacuum pump and it’s impact on the environment



Flags notification of potential failures and service requirements. The alerts can be programmed to be sent through SMS, WhatsApp or e-mail to all relevant contacts in your organization in real time.

If you want to learn more about the GENIUS portal, watch this video tutorial and get an introduction on the registration process and how to navigate through the dashboard.

Connecting your pump to GENIUS Instant Insights™

There are three different ways that you can get your pump connected to GENIUS Instant InsightsTM

When you are in the process of buying a new pump contact your sales representative and ask about GENIUS. 
If the vacuum pump model you are purchasing comes with intelligent controller, then connection to the GENIUS Portal can be accomplished with LAN or by having a GENIUS box Kit installed during the pump’s start up.

If the model of pump does not have intelligent controllers, then the pump can be ordered from the factory with a GENIUS box kit pre-installed.

If you already have purchased a pump from us, but are interested in adding remote connectivity to your pump, with GENIUS installation is easy!

Depending on the model of your pump, you can either install the GENIUS kit yourself, or have one of our service engineers do it during a regular maintenance visit. It takes, on average, 30 minutes to get your pump connecting with GENIUS.

If GENIUS is installed by us during a maintenance visit, there is no extra cost for the installation of GENIUS. 

If your pump is scheduled for maintenance at one of our workshops, you can also request that GENIUS be installed, with no additional cost. This means that when you get your vacuum pump back, it will already be configured and functioning with GENIUS. 

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With GENIUS Instant Insightsᵀᴹ Portal you also get flexibility on which level of details you want to see about your pumps.

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*Free access to the connected vacuum pump is always available with ACCESS level


Common questions about GENIUS Instant Insights™

Explore the answers to some of the most popular questions other customers have had. Didn’t find your question in the list? Then just reach out to the local expert in your region by filling out the form below. 

What is GENIUS Instant Insights™ ?

GENIUS Instant InsightsTM is the remote connectivity solution to support customers in achieving higher levels of uptime, reliability and performance of their vacuum products through the monitoring of critical events that can lead to the machine breakdowns. 

Why should I connect my machines with GENIUS Instant Insights™?

Connecting your vacuum pumps to our remote monitoring solution will help to reduce the risk of machines downtime due to unexpected failures and therefore the risk of production losses, which can represent a big financial impact to any organization.

Additionally, with GENIUS Instant InsightsTM, you learn about the energy consumption & CO2 emissions profile of the vacuum installation, supporting your business with sustainability targets.

How do I get my pumps enabled with GENIUS?

You can have your machines connected and remotely communicating to our cloud based platform GENIUS Instant InsightsTM in different ways.

When purchasing a new machine, you can ask your sales representative if connectivity can be enabled from factory. This is because not all technologies of vacuum pumps will have this possibility from the production line, in that case, request your sales representative information about GENIUS aftermarket kits, they can be installed during the start up of the pumps by one of our Field Service Engineers or authorized Distributors.

When performing service on site or at one of our authorized workshops, you will be offered the possibility having GENIUS Box kit.

Additionally, when you have an active service agreement with us, the GENIUS Box kit will be installed as default, but you can always de opt in case it does not suit to you.

How do I choose the right vacuum pump oil?

When selecting vacuum pump oil, consider factors such as viscosity, compatibility with the pump material, and the specific requirements of the application. Use the Edwards oil finder to find the right oil for your equipment or contact your service representative.

How often should I change my vacuum pump oil?

The frequency of oil changes depends on the specific pump and application. In general, vacuum pump oil should be changed every three to six months, or more frequently for high-use applications or when the oil appears dirty or contaminated. Always consult the service manual of your pump.

How do I change my vacuum pump oil?

To change vacuum pump oil, first drain the old oil and dispose of it properly. Every pump comes with a service manual that explains exactly how you can change and dispose of the oil.
Refill the pump with the recommended amount and type of oil, and run the pump for several minutes to distribute the oil throughout the system.

What are some common problems with vacuum pump oil?

A: Common problems with vacuum pump oil include contamination, oxidation, and thermal breakdown. These issues can cause decreased pump performance, increased maintenance requirements, and premature pump failure. You can avoid these issues by selecting the right type of oil for your pump and conducting regular maintenance.

How do I dispose of used vacuum pump oil?

A: Used vacuum pump oil must be disposed of properly, in accordance with local regulations. Contact a waste management company or environmental agency for guidance on proper disposal methods.

Can vacuum pump oil be recycled?

Yes, vacuum pump oil can be recycled, but it requires specialised equipment and processes to remove contaminants and restore the oil's performance properties.

Used vacuum pump oil can become contaminated with debris, moisture, and chemical impurities that can degrade its performance and increase the risk of equipment failure. Recycling vacuum pump oil involves removing these contaminants through a combination of filtration, distillation, and chemical treatment processes.

Vacuum pump oil recycling is typically done by specialised oil recycling companies, who use equipment and processes to separate the oil from contaminants and restore its properties. This process can help extend the life of the oil and reduce waste and environmental impact by reducing the need for disposal of used oil.

Not all vacuum pump oils can be recycled, and the suitability for recycling will depend on the specific formulation and condition of the used oil. Therefore, it is important to consult with a qualified oil recycling company to determine the best course of action for disposing of used vacuum pump oil.

What’s the difference between compressor oil, hydraulic oil and vacuum pump oil?

Compressor oil, hydraulic oil and vacuum pump oil are three different types of lubricants used in different types of machinery.

Compressor oil is designed to resist oxidation, maintain viscosity under high temperatures, and provide excellent lubrication under high pressure. It typically contains additives to prevent rust and corrosion in the compressor system.

Hydraulic oil is designed to provide lubrication, resist oxidation, and maintain stable viscosity across a range of temperatures. It also contains additives to prevent rust, corrosion, and foaming.

Vacuum pump oil, on the other hand is designed to withstand the harsh operating conditions of a vacuum pump, including high temperatures and pressures, and resist degradation from chemical exposure. It is typically formulated with low vapour pressure to minimise contamination of the vacuum system and maintain a high level of vacuum performance.

While compressor oil, hydraulic and vacuum pump oil are all designed to provide lubrication to machinery, they are formulated to meet different requirements and should not be used interchangeably. Using the wrong type of oil in your vacuum pump can lead to decreased performance, increased maintenance requirements, and premature equipment failure.

Can I use mineral oil in a vacuum pump?

This depends on the specific vacuum pump and its requirements. Mineral oil is a type of vacuum pump oil that is commonly used in many types of vacuum pumps, particularly those with lower performance requirements or for pumps that are operated intermittently.

However, some vacuum pumps require specialised oil formulations, such as synthetic or specialty blends, to meet specific operating conditions and performance requirements. Using the wrong type of oil in a vacuum pump can lead to decreased performance, increased maintenance requirements, and premature equipment failure. Always consult the instruction manual of your vacuum pump, or use our oil finder to find the right type of oil for your equipment.

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