April 2, 2020
Edwards launch two new variants to the nEXT turbomolecular pump range, the nEXT730 and nEXT930, bringing 730 l/s and 925 l/s pumping speeds for Nitrogen to the nEXT range. These pumps are ideally suited to customers requiring increased performance, improved cycle times and reduced operational pressures. The pumps will operate in any orientation for flexibility of use, and with the compact design and integrated controller installation has never been easier.
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Edwards Proven nEXT Turbomolecular Pumps Are Now Available With Increased Pumping Speeds and Performance Enhancements (Graphic: Business Wire)
Since initial launch in 2012, nEXT has been proven in many applications with end users and OEMs for pumping speeds across the 85 l/s to 400 l/s range, and shown Edwards to be the reliable partner for mechanical turbomolecular pumps. The introduction of the larger nEXT730 and nEXT930 variants will extend the benefits of the range into new applications, including specialty coating, and other sectors such as heat treatment, furnaces, electron beam welding, ion implantation, degassing and cylinder evacuation. These applications are further supported by the fact that the pumps are IP54 rated as standard.
The new nEXT730 and nEXT930 are fully compatible with Edwards TIC and TAG controllers and feature the same control and monitoring capability and interface as the existing nEXT range. They are also fully compatible with Edwards Support PC software for monitoring, configuration and control options, making systemisation into any new or existing vacuum system easy.
‘With over 80,000 nEXT pumps in the field, we have built on this successful platform to design a larger turbomolecular pump which brings many new opportunities to our customers’, commented John Wood, Global Product Manager, Scientific Vacuum, Edwards. ‘nEXT has always delivered class leading pumping speeds, with outstanding compression ratios, and with these new larger pumps more customers can take advantage of nEXT in more applications. And with low ultimate pressure and high reliability customers are assured a consistent and stable vacuum for years to come.’
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Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications.
Edwards has over 4,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Edwards is part of the Atlas Copco group.