Edwards (NASDAQ: EVAC), a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a leading provider of related value-added services, today introduced the new iXL250Q and iXL750Q dry pumps. The new pumps, with the addition of the already-existing iXL500Q pump, cover the entire range of pump down requirements encountered in the flat panel display (FPD) and solar manufacturing market sector, from the smaller loadlocks at Generation 4 right up to the largest at Generation 8 or 10. Visit Edwards at booth 5351 in the North Hall during InterSolar, taking place July 10-12, 2012 in San Francisco, Calif., to learn more about the iXL Series.
These leading-performance pumps are designed to maximize substrate throughput, while minimizing power, footprint and weight. In addition, no maintenance is required between overhauls. All pumps are “Green Mode” enabled, allowing them to run at lower power during idle periods and therefore offering the potential to lower annual running costs.
“Minimizing cost-of-ownership is a high priority for Edwards in working with our customers,” stated Dr. Allister Watson, Edwards’ senior product manager for FPD drypumps. “We are focused on guiding customers to the most efficient product choices based on their specifications. These new iXL dry pumps further expand our product portfolio so that we can provide our customers with the most efficient means possible to achieve optimal performance at the lowest cost.”
Time to pump down a particular volume chamber is largely determined by how much pumping speed is available close to atmospheric pressure. As the product names suggest, the iXL250Q, iXL500Q and iXL750Q provide approximately 250 m3/h, 500 m3/h, and 750 m3/h pumping speed around atmospheric pressure. The iXL250Q is targeted for smaller chambers used for earlier generation FPDs (e.g. Generation 4), while the iXL500Q and iXL750Q are more suited to larger chamber volumes encountered in Generation 8 and 10.
Edwards’ new iXL pumps are available now. For further information about Edwards products please visit http://www.edwardsvacuum.com/.
Edwards is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and abatement systems and a leading provider of related value-added services for the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells and a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical, scientific, process, glass coating and food packaging industries as well as a wide range of R&D applications.
Edwards has over 3,300 full-time employees and over 600 temporary workers operating in approximately 30 countries worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment.
Edwards’ American Depositary Shares trade on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol EVAC. Further information about Edwards can be found at http://www.edwardsvacuum.com/.