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Left to Right: Simon Cosham of St Wilfrid's Hospice, and Waleed Qader, Edwards
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (21 May, 2015) — Edwards, a global developer and manufacturer of vacuum products headquartered in Crawley, and with a facility in Eastbourne, has handed over a cheque for £2,000 to St Wilfrid’s Hospice.Edwards’ Eastbourne site is celebrating an impressive safety achievement with no lost time incidents due to injury recorded in the last 10 years. Atlas Copco, who acquired Edwards in 2014, have given Edwards’ Eastbourne a safety award in the form of a cash donation, to give to a charity of their choice. Staff in Eastbourne chose two charities, St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne and Dementia UK, a national charity. ”St Wilfrid’s was nominated by the majority of people on site as a cause close to their hearts,” said Dr Waleed Qader, Site Leader and Senior Operations Manager, Edwards Eastbourne. Simon Cosham, Corporate Fundraiser at St Wilfrid’s Hospice commented, “Without the continued support of local businesses we could not provide the specialist care and support to those who need us at their most vulnerable. We are extremely grateful to Edwards for this generous donation of £2,000 which will help us to continue helping others. Thank you.”St Wilfrid’s Hospice is a local charity based in Eastbourne providing skilled and compassionate care and treatment for people living with a life limiting illness. They currently care for more than 1,000 people every year and have been providing their services to the community for over 30 years, also supporting families and close friends during the illness and through bereavement. The hospice relies almost entirely on donations to run their services.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (30 April, 2015)— Edwards’ latest range of liquid ring pumps is designed specifically for fly ash handling, a challenging application in coal-fired power generation plants.
The new range of SHR single stage liquid ring pumps provides the optimum vacuum solution for fly ash handling, particularly in India, where the high ash content of the coal commonly used produces vast quantities of ash to be removed during the combustion process. Unlike other vacuum solutions liquid ring vacuum pumps are tolerant to ash carry over, and the single stage pump construction of the new range provides optimum power at pressures required for effective conveying.
Edwards is introducing the new liquid ring pump for fly ash handling at Power-Gen India and Central Asia, the region’s premier conference and exhibition for the power industry. Visitors to the Edwards booth will have the opportunity to see an SHR11850 pump from the new range, as well as chat with application experts about the right vacuum solutions for their power generation needs; liquid ring pumps provide the optimum solution for many applications in the power industry.
Phil Rawlinson, Global Market Sector Manager, Power for Edwards, commented, “The latest addition to our LRP range completes our liquid ring pump offering for the power sector, and complements the sister two-stage pumps already operating on over 40 GW of generating capacity in India. Our installed base is supported by the strong local presence we have in India, with a network of skilled local service capability.”
Liquid ring pumps have a simple design with no contact between major pump components. This absence of contacting parts, allied with the low operating temperatures, ensures that these pumps are extremely reliable, even in the most challenging of applications.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (9 April, 2015) — Edwards is highlighting the advantages that their modelling software can bring to vacuum system design at ComVac, Hannover, 13 – 17th April. Franck Merieux, Market Sector Manager, Industrial, is presenting a paper on “Advanced Modelling Tools for Vacuum System Design”, which outlines the capabilities of Edwards’ software to model customer installations, and thus define the optimum vacuum solution with regard to performance requirements, including cost of ownership and minimum carbon footprint.
ComVac, the International Trade Fair for Compressed Air Technology and Vacuum Technology is part of Hannover Messe, an international industrial fair. Visitors to the Edwards’ stand will be able to see a variety of vacuum pumps, from Gamma ion pumps suitable for creating ultra-high vacuum environments to pumps suitable for rugged industrial applications such as metallurgy or coating. There will also be service demonstrations on nXDS, STP and rotary vane pumps on the stand. Experts from Edwards will be available to discuss any questions about vacuum, from the optimum vacuum technology for their application to the best service solution for their needs and objectives.
“We are proud of our ability to design the optimum vacuum solution for each of our customers, and I am delighted we can showcase this at ComVac. Our modelling tools are a key feature in achieving the best system design, by modelling individual installations and predicting vacuum performances” commented Franck Merieux.
There will also be an operational GXS450/2600 on Edwards’ stand. The GXS range, with its unique screw technology, enables users to maximise their productivity and performance with a low cost of ownership and small carbon footprint. The GXS provides robust and reliable operation even in harsh applications, and its long service intervals mean minimal maintenance is required. Booth #26/D14April 13 - 17Hannover Messe,Germany
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (4 February 2015) – Edwards Limited will showcase its integrated vacuum and abatement solutions at SEMICON® Korea, taking place 4-6 February 2015, in Seoul.
“Edwards continually strives to lower cost-of-ownership, increase productivity and enhance final product quality. As an example, we are pleased to present our integrated solutions at SEMICON Korea,” states Charles Lee, Market Sector Manager, Edwards. “Integration of the vacuum and abatement systems into one single unit, such as our EZENITH™ product family, provides numerous benefits, including: better process reliability, safer operation, faster start-up, and reduced total cost-of-ownership. In an integrated system, the best possible set-up of vacuum pumps, abatement system, exhaust pipe configuration and pipe temperature management is determined by our specialized application engineers to provide reliable, predictable performance at the lowest possible cost-of-ownership.”
In addition, this year’s product line-up includes the following range of dry pumps that offer Green Mode, in which power consumption is reduced by up to 95 percent: - iXL120 and iXL200 dry pumps - the smallest and lightest pumps available for load-lock and clean applications, - iXH dry pump - specially-designed for harsh duty manufacturing applications, - iXM dry pump - a low-energy use pump that offers maximum reliability and extended pump life,- STP maglev turbomolecular pump - the “all-in-one” solution for large volume, high-flow applications like semiconductor, FPD, LED, and solar manufacturing.
"We're very proud to be participating in SEMICON Korea again this year and we look forward to talking to our customers about integrated sub-fab systems," said Charles Lee. “We have been designing and selling integrated vacuum and abatement systems for nearly 15 years now, and we have over 1,000 systems installed world-wide. In fact, most of our dry pumps are made in Korea and exported globally. So we have the experience that our customers can rely on.” Charles adds, “We welcome all SEMICON Korea attendees to stop by the Edwards booth #5104 and talk to our application experts about the advantages of an integrated vacuum and abatement system.
CRAWLEY, (29 January, 2015) — Ipsen International GmbH has selected a combination of dry vacuum pumping technology from Edwards for use in seven large high vacuum brazing furnaces. This is the first time Ipsen has used Edwards’ systems for their vacuum brazing equipment; to ensure high end product quality, it is important that the furnaces do not get contaminated with oil, so a combination of totally dry pumps was chosen. Edwards’ global operation and ability to provide local support and servicing worldwide were also key in Ipsen’s decision.
Ipsen International GmbH is a global manufacturer of heat treatment technology and systems headquartered in Germany. Michael Simon, System Expert at Ipsen, commented, “We are impressed with the quality and performance of the vacuum systems from Edwards. Working with Edwards as a single source partner together with their local presence for servicing and support were significant benefits to us.” The brazing furnaces have had the vacuum systems installed and have been delivered to the final customers in China.
These furnaces each use a combination of an Edwards’ GXS250 with mechanical booster, and two STP4503 turbomolecular pumps. These are all dry pumps which are oil free and so do not run the risk of any oil contaminating the furnace. Traditionally these kind of furnaces used cryogenic pumps, which trap gases and vapours by condensing them on a cold surface; these pumps need recovering occasionally. However, STPs are maintenance free, with low power and utilities consumption, so there is also a lower cost of ownership than with cryogenic pumps.
STPs also bring the advantage of being directly mounted to the chamber, meaning no elbow is needed, which can reduce suction capacity. Their compact size means plant floor space is also saved. Furthermore, pump down time is faster to operating vacuum pressure, resulting in increased productivity.
Edwards’ GXS dry screw industrial pumps provide robust and reliable operation even in harsh industrial applications, and they have an innovative automated remote control which enables consistent output and a safe operation. The GXS has a long pump service life between major overhauls, which together with low utilities and energy usage costs make it the most economical vacuum pump for industrial applications. Further information about Ipsen can be found at www.ipsen.de
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (16 December 2014) – Edwards Limited announced today the opening of a new office in the Netherlands. The new site will be home to Edwards’ account teams, vacuum and abatement application experts, customer service and project managers for the Benelux region. The 275 m2 facility is strategically located next to one of Edwards’ key customers, ASML, the world’s leading supplier of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.
“The close proximity to ASML and other customers will enable us to be extremely responsive to their service needs and work more closely with them to plan and develop solutions for their future requirements,” said Jos Donders, Global Market Sector Manager, Edwards. “The new office will also help Edwards expand in the Benelux union, which is an important region of high technology growth.”
The new office will be located at: De Run 6807 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
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