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Since 1944, we have been helping our customers minimize production interruptions and maximize efficiency with the same care and expertise as if it were our own business.

Producing high-quality products and services is challenging and we know how hard it can be to find someone else who wants your business to succeed as much as you do. With industry-respected brands, $8 million of ready-to-ship components and assemblies and 24/7 support, we have the products to keep your business moving forward.

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The John Henry Foster Company is a full-line fluid power distributor with territories covering parts of Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky and is the Midwest leader in fluid power sales. We have sales representatives stationed throughout our territory who can visit your site and provide hands-on attention to better meet your fluids power needs.

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Industrial Vacuum Pumps and Products from John Henry Foster

JHF has been working with vacuum products for over 75 years. As we've grown in size and ability, we've set our goal to provide the best vacuum applications and vacuum technology.

JHF represents top brands such as Atlas Copco, Dekker, Gast, Fest, and Piab to provide our customers with the best products available. With our sales and engineering team assisting with the design process, you can be sure that you will end up with a high-quality solution.


What is an Industrial Vacuum used for?

Industrial vacuum systems can be used in manufacturing and material handling for gripping, lifting, moving, cleaning, and many other applications. The systems typically consist of an electric or compressed air-powered pump, filtration, control valving, end of arm tooling, and vacuum cups or grippers to perform the work needed.

We design systems and sell a complete line of products to build complete systems in many industries, including automotive, chemical, food and beverage, logistics & warehousing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, plastics, and more.


Industrial Vacuum Products from a Leading Supplier

At JHF, we represent top brands such as Atlas Copco, Dekker, Gast, Festo, and Piab. To learn more about our selection of premium brands, select a product that fits your needs. Not sure what products you need for your solution? Find your local John Henry Foster representative today.

Oil Sealed Rotary Screw Vacuum Pumps

Oil-sealed rotary screw vacuum pumps are some of the most popular machine choices for centralized vacuum generation. The GHS vacuum pump line by Atlas Copco leads the worldwide market for rotary screw solutions, offering variable speed drives (VSD) to save energy for your business.

Dry Vacuum Pumps

Looking for contaminant-free vacuum systems? Atlas Copco has several completely oil-free vacuum pump solutions that help to save on maintenance and provide worry-free vacuum without any potential contamination of the environment or process.

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps

Atlas Copco and Dekker’s liquid ring vacuum pumps can be bought off the shelf or customized to your specific application to provide the perfect machine for the job. These vacuum pumps are ideal for humid, dusty, and contaminated environments that are common in harsh industrial processes. Many of these workhorse pumps operate in food processing and petrochemical operations around the world.

Diaphragm Vacuum Pumps

Gast diaphragm pumps are ideal for light-duty applications with relatively low flows (less than 4 cfm free airflow). They are almost silent when in operation.

Piston Vacuum Pumps

Atlas Copco and Gast offer piston pumps ranging from 1-1500 cfm. Piston pumps are time-tested and heavy-duty pumps with long service lives.

Regenerative Blowers

Gast regenerative blowers are built for low noise and maintenance-free operation. They can provide low-grade vacuum levels of up to 185 in. H2O and pressure levels up to 284 in. H2O with a free airflow up to 810 cfm.


Rotary Vane Vacuum Pumps

Gast and Atlas Copco rotary vane pumps are available in either dry or lubricated. Rotary vane vacuum pump systems provide pulse-free air/vacuum delivery and are easy to service in the field. They provide flows from .31 to 500 cfm.

Vacuum Generators

Piab is the premier brand in airpower vacuum generation systems. Their vacuum pumps and ejectors are the most efficient, robust, and advanced in the industry. These vacuum generators can be used in a centralized larger generator configuration, or with decentralized generation at each cup or gripper.

Vacuum System Accessories

JHF can provide all types of vacuum system accessories needed to complete your system, such as:

  • tanks
  • directional valves
  • blow-off valves
  • energy saving valves
  • safety valves
  • regulators
  • sensors and switches
  • filters and separators
  • silencers
  • gauges
  • end of arm tooling (EOAT)
  • robot and cobot solutions
  • system controllers

Vacuum System PMAT

Piab’s Modular Automation Tooling (PMAT) is a swivel arm EOAT solution that provides the designer with unlimited positioning possibilities for their suction cups. A full line of compatible accessories makes this system a turnkey solution.

Vacuum Suction Cups

Piab is in vacuum cup and gripper technology. They have a huge variety of shapes and materials carefully combined into products for specific material handling situations.

Vacuum Tank Systems

Gast and Atlas Copco both offer complete tank-mounted vacuum pump solutions to provide built-in capacitance for your solution.

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