With the new R 5 PLUS, Busch introduces a pioneering vacuum pump for food packaging onto the market. It can run with pressure control or at a constant speed, making it exceptionally energy-efficient. Acting either as the sole vacuum pump in a packaging machine or as a vacuum module in a central vacuum supply, the R 5 PLUS makes sure a specified pumping speed is maintained. It can also accurately sustain the required vacuum level, regardless of how the packaging volume changes. Thanks to its variable speed drive, the vacuum pump covers a pumping speed range from 440 to 760 cubic meters per hour and reaches an ultimate pressure of 0.1 millibar. All operating data is recorded and saved on a permanent basis. This data can be accessed directly on the built-in display or transferred via a Modbus TCP/IP client/server protocol. A remote control of the vacuum pump via a computer is possible. Busch’s new vacuum pump is thus ready for Industry 4.0.