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Xian Service Centre opening ceremony:
From Left to right 1. Jason Xu,
Country Manager, Edwards China 2. Mr. Baek, Samsung Xian Vice President 3. Steve
Goldspring, Vice President - Service Business Unit, Edwards 4. SM Lee, Country
Manager, Edwards Korea 5. Mr. Moon, Xian Government official 6. David Green,
General Manager - Remanufacturing, Edwards 7. Mr. Hong, Xian Government official
8. Joon Yin, Xian Hub Team Lead
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (30 October, 2014)— Edwards has opened a new service centre in Xian, China, bringing support closer to its customers in the north west of the country. The new 1860m2 facility has been established to support customers in the semiconductor, flat panel, solar and LED sectors, and will reduce servicing and turn-around time for customers, enabling them to minimise downtime and increase business efficiency.The new centre is focussed on servicing a range of dry vacuum pumps such as iGX, IH, iXH and STP turbomolecular pumps, and has been designed to meet with global best operating practices. The centre follows Edwards’ enterprise excellence standards, including lean methodology, to reduce waste and improve efficiency. The Xian service centre will assist Edwards’ customers by servicing and upgrading their equipment, using spare parts and remanufacturing where necessary.“China is a key market for us and our investment in this new centre demonstrates our commitment to our local markets. Providing dedicated service facilities close to our customer base means we can provide a faster turnaround for our products,” commented Jason Xu, General Manager of Edwards in China.The Xian service centre further expands Edwards’ service footprint in the region, bringing the company closer to its customers. It is Edwards’ fourth service facility in China; a first service centre was established in Shanghai in 2000, and expanded in 2006; a Beijing service centre followed in May 2011, and a further service centre in Dongguan, Guangdong Province opened in early 2012. Edwards currently employs around 340 personnel in China, with 90 dedicated to service.
Left –Den-yih Wu, Vice President of the Republic of
China, right – Mike Allison, Group Vice President, Edwards
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (02 October 2014) – Edwards Limited received a
Special Contribution Award from SEMI at SEMICON® Taiwan. The award
was in recognition for Edwards’ support of SEMI’s annual SEMICON Taiwan
Leadership Gala Dinner, an exclusive networking event that connects 500
high-level semiconductor industry executives in Taiwan.
According to Eric Lin, Edwards’ Taiwan President, “We are very honoured to
receive this prestigious award from SEMI, as it reinforces Edwards’ leadership
as an innovative sub-fab equipment supplier in Taiwan and globally. We are happy
to support The Leadership Gala Dinner, as it is an important and valuable event
for our industry.”
Mr. Den-Yih Wu, Vice President of the Republic of China, provided welcome
remarks at the event and presented the award to Mike Allison, Group Vice
President of Edwards.
Edwards also presented at SEMICON Taiwan as part of the Sustainable
Manufacturing Forum. SEMICON Taiwan was held 3-5 September, 2014, at the TWTC
Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taiwan.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (02 October, 2014)— Edwards is highlighting the benefits that their broad product portfolio of vacuum pumps can bring to the heat treatment industries at Furnaces North America (FNA) 2014. FNA is a worldwide heat treatment show taking place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 6-8.
Edwards’ portfolio of vacuum pumps includes cost-effective rotary piston and single stage oil sealed pumps, as well as specialised solutions for oil free clean vacuum. With years of in-depth industry experience, Edwards can provide several packaged offerings including high vacuum secondary pumps. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the optimum solution for their application with experts from the company.
On the stand will be Edwards’ newest pump, a recently launched single stage oil sealed rotary vane pump, the ES. The ES is a flexible vacuum solution providing highly stable vacuum performance. Thanks to the optimised oil return system, there are none of the pressure fluctuations that are often seen in single stage pumps improving product quality and giving consistent process results.
The pump mechanism on the new ES pump has been refined to produce a better quality of vacuum; the pumping speed is maintained even at lower pressure, extending the operating pressure range. The new pump has been developed to run cool and have a long oil lifetime, bringing a low cost of ownership. Bob Campbell, Market Sector Manager at Edwards, commented, “We are proud to be showcasing our newest pump at FNA; the ES range is suitable for a wide range of heat treatment applications and coupled with our robust EH mechanical boosters, provides customized solutions to a variety of processes.”
Edwards is also showcasing the GXS range, with its innovative screw technology. The GXS dry pump 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 (up to 5 years) mean minimal maintenance is required.
Booth 421October 6 – 8, 2014Nashville, TennesseeUSA
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (30 September, 2014)— Edwards is highlighting the reliability and environmental benefits of their dry vacuum pumps at Expoquimia, Barcelona, September 30 – 03 October.
Expoquimia is an international chemical show which takes place every three years. This year on Edwards’ stand there will be several running dry vacuum pumps, a CXS, a GXS and an nXDS. Two of the pumps will be wirelessly connected to computers, demonstrating the pumps’ control and monitoring features. The nXDS will be running together with a vacuum chamber, and Edwards’ application experts will do live experiments at the show.
“We are delighted to be showcasing our wide range of vacuum capabilities at Expoquimia. Our dry vacuum technology can provide real cost benefits and environmentally friendly solutions to the pharmaceutical and process industries”, said Dr. Don Collins, Market Development Manager, Chemical Sector, Edwards.
The CXS delivers exceptional vacuum performance and reliability in pharmaceutical processes, enabling users to benefit from a low cost of ownership and at the same time minimize their environmental impact. Chemical industries globally are placing new demands on the market for vacuum to be highly reliable, flexible and available on demand in a ‘plug and pump’ system; the CXS has been designed to address these requirements, being simple to install and use with up to five years between services.
The nXDS dry scroll pump is suitable for use on vapour handling processes even with corrosives and particulates, and so is ideal for use in chemical laboratories. The advanced scroll form and quiet operation of the nXDS, together with intelligent, easy to use controls, deliver best-in-class performance.
Also on the stand will be a running GXS. The GXS range, with its innovative 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 (up to 5 years) mean minimal maintenance is required.
Visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to discuss the optimum vacuum technology for their application with experts from the company.
Booth #A186September 30 – 03 October, 2014Fira Barcelona,Spain
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (22 September, 2014)— Edwards is exhibiting at KISNON, Korea and highlighting the fast return on investment that their steel degassing vacuum systems can bring to the Korean steel industry, with no waste disposal and lower energy costs than steam ejectors.
Korea International Steel & Nonferrous Metal Industry Expo 2014, (KISNON) is an international steel and metal exhibition taking place in Gyeonggi-Do, Korea from September 24 – 27 . Visitors to the Edwards’ booth will be able to discuss their application requirements with experts from the company.
Edwards’ dry mechanical vacuum pumping systems for steel degassing processes provide numerous benefits to steel producers, including environmental and economic, and supersede the use of traditional steam ejectors - dry mechanical pumps have been proven to reduce energy costs by as much as 90% compared to steam ejectors. Edwards dry pumping systems are also a trusted and proven technology: Edwards has the largest dry vacuum pump installed base in the global steel industry.
The modular system design concept ensures high uptime – a reliable and dependable performance is an important benefit given the exceptional demands that secondary metallurgy processes can make on vacuum equipment. High available pumping speeds, low ultimate vacuum, minimal planned maintenance and low environmental impact all lend further weight to the case for mechanical dry vacuum pumps.
“We are delighted to demonstrate our solutions for the rapidly growing Korean steel industry, and trust that our dry mechanical systems with lower environmental impact and low running costs can benefit the Korean steel industry further. We provide a single source for vacuum requirements, from pump manufacturing, system design, testing to service”, said Sunil Hong, Business Manager, Edwards Korea.
Edwards has been operating in Korea for 30 years, and in 2011 opened an advanced manufacturing site in Cheonan. This is not only a factory but also a technical centre, allowing more local technical applications support for customers in Korea, as well as new product development.
Booth #E07, hall N2September 24 – 27, 2014KINTEX, Gyeonggi-Do,Korea
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (8 September 2014) – Edwards Limited will offer presentations on emerging sub-fab technologies at SEMICON® Europa, taking place 7-9 October 2014, in Grenoble, France.
Steve Cottle, Senior Product Manager for Edwards’ Integrated Systems will present two papers. One paper titled “450mm Innovations and Synergies for Smaller Diameters,” will review the implications of new processes for exhaust gas treatment and the options for managing these challenges. He will also present “Integrated Sub-fab Equipment Solutions – the Key to Manufacturing Peace of Mind” at the Tech Arena. Cottle will describe how integrated sub-fab exhaust management solutions enhance process operation and reduce total cost-of-ownership in high-volume manufacturing.
“Cost-effective, high-volume manufacturing of 450mm wafers, and 10- to 7-nm devices, will introduce new materials and processes, creating new challenges for our customers. Over the many years that we have participated in the semiconductor industry, we have acquired a solid understanding of manufacturing processes and the sub-fab best practices required to support them. We leverage that knowledge every day as we work to develop innovative solutions to address the next round of challenges. These papers and presentations will provide insight to some of the newest solutions that our R&D engineers have been working on,” states Ralph Loske, Edwards’ European Sales Director.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (3 September 2014) – Edwards Limited announced today that it has marked an important milestone with the shipment of its 1,000th EZENITH™ integrated vacuum and exhaust management system, which will ship to a US-based semiconductor manufacturing fab in September 2014.
According to Scott Balaguer, Edwards President of USA & European Sales, “The adoption of the EZENITH has been critical to the semiconductor manufacturing industry’s ability to achieve sustainable business practices. The shipment of the 1,000th system is an important landmark and cause for celebration. EZENITH systems are now installed in major fabs around the world, with numerous locations in Asia, Europe and North America.”
Balaguer adds, “One important feature of the EZENITH is its energy-saving green mode, which puts the system into a low-power state when wafers are not being processed. The green mode can provide up to 20 percent savings and is a critical feature for world-wide reduction of energy costs and associated greenhouse gas emissions.”
The EZENITH reduces footprint by 30 percent and reduces the exhaust pipe lengths by up to 60 percent, compared to the size and cost of separate pump and abatement systems, significantly reducing operating costs for semiconductor manufacturers. Installation for the EZENITH is also 60 percent faster, due primarily to the reduction by half of required electrical connections; and simplified service of the integrated system further reduces the overall cost of ownership. To optimize performance and efficiency, each EZENITH installation is customized to meet the customer’s process-specific pumping and abatement requirements. Identical configurations are then proliferated to identical processes throughout the facility to ensure consistent performance.
Balaguer adds, “Customization of the EZENITH for our customers’ specific needs has been key to its wide-spread adoption. Edwards will design a system configuration that provides the specific options that each customer needs, using best known methods developed through our extensive experience with semiconductor manufacturing processes – it’s a complete and cost-effective solution.”
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (02 September, 2014)— Edwards is highlighting the fast return on investment that their steel degassing vacuum systems can bring to the metallurgy industry, with no waste disposal and lower energy costs than steam ejectors.
Minerals, Metals, Metallurgy and Materials International Exhibition and Conference (known as MMMM), in New Delhi is a biennial exhibition for Indian professionals from the mineral, metals and materials market. Visitors to the Edwards’ stand will be able to discuss their application requirements with experts from the company.
Edwards’ dry mechanical vacuum pumping systems for steel degassing processes provide numerous benefits to steel producers, including environmental and economic, and supersede the use of traditional steam ejectors - dry mechanical pumps have been proven to reduce energy costs by as much as 90% compared to steam ejectors.
The modular system design concept ensures high uptime – a reliable and dependable performance is an important benefit given the exceptional demands that secondary metallurgy processes can make on vacuum equipment. High available pumping speeds, low ultimate vacuum, minimal planned maintenance and low environmental impact all lend further weight to the case for mechanical dry pumps.
“We are delighted to be at MMMM to demonstrate our solutions for the rapidly growing Indian steel industry, and trust that our dry mechanical systems with lower environmental impact and low running costs can benefit the Indian steel industry further. We provide a single source for vacuum requirements, from pump manufacturing, system design, testing to service”, said Vikrant Sanglikar, Country Head - South Asia for Edwards.
Edwards is an approved supplier to major Indian customers, and is able to offer local applications expertise, full installation, service and site commissioning support locally. As a newly acquired member of the Atlas Copco group Edwards is working to extend its support to customers across India.
Booth #937, hall 9September 4 - 7 2014Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India
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