Piston pumps are used for most large scale vacuum applications. These pumps have a rotary piston vacuum pump201909161440392312112sliding sleeve through which the gas enters, then drawn into a cylindrical chamber and exhausted by a rocking piston plunger. These pumps are extremely hardy and have Rotary Piston Vacuum Pump pumping speeds that range from 15 cfm to 2,000 cfm and the pumps can reach a pressure of 1 1 x 10-4 Torr. Rotary piston pumps could be ready for corrosive and oxygen service.