Diffusion Pump offers half-power energy-saving mode.

Press Release Summary:

Offering fit-and-forget vacuum solution, Model HT16B features machined cast aluminum interior for stability and stainless steel body to prevent corrosion and ensure cleanliness. Sight glass enables operator to check oil level of pump without disturbing integrity of vacuum system. Design of interior and boiler assembly enables pump's performance and ultimate vacuum to be maintained between oil changes.

Original Press Release:

Robust Diffusion Pump Achieves High Performance with Low Cost of Ownership

WILMINGTON, USA (22 May 2006) - BOC Edwards, a leader in vacuum pump manufacturing, has launched a new industrial diffusion pump, the HT16B. The pump has a machined cast aluminium interior for exceptional stability during operation, and a stainless steel body to prevent corrosion and ensure cleanliness. As a result of these improvements, the HT16B provides consistent long-term performance and reliability. The new heating installation and the half-power energy saving mode, further improves the ease of maintenance and helps to reduce the running costs.

"Our aim was to provide manufacturers with a 'fit and forget' vacuum solution that is cost effective, reliable and easy to maintain." says Ian Phillips, group product manager, for BOC Edwards. "Our customers are under increasing pressure to find ways to reduce both capital and operating costs whilst maintaining, and in many cases improving production."

The design of the interior and boiler assembly of the HT16B enables the pumps' performance and ultimate vacuum to be maintained between oil changes. The new pump also features a sight glass as standard equipment which enables operators to easily check the oil level of the pump without disturbing the integrity of the vacuum system.

The HT16B offers the highest throughput (up to 18mbar ls-1for nitrogen) and performance of any comparably sized pump.

For further information contact:
For more information on BOC Edwards range of vacuum products and accessories, visit www.bocedwards.com, call BOC Edwards National Sales Center 1-800-848-9800 (toll free USA) or email info@bocedwards.com.

BOC Edwards, a BOC Group line of business, is a world leader in vacuum and pressure technology for industrial, scientific, process and semiconductor applications. The company designs, manufactures and supports equipment capable of achieving high vacuums down to 10-10mbar and pressure up to 3.5 bar. BOC Edwards invented the concept of the oil-free 'dry' vacuum pump and now markets a range of dry pumps using claw, roots, scroll and combined mechanisms for a wide range of vacuum and pressure applications. Other product technologies include rotary vane, vapor diffusion, liquid ring, steam ejector and turbo molecular pumping.

The BOC Edwards coating business offers thin film deposition systems for scientific and R&D applications, and a range of spectacle lens coating systems for the ophthalmic retail trade. BOC Edwards Pharmaceutical Systems produce specialist freeze drying and filling systems for aseptic packaging applications.

BOC Edwards is the trading name of BOC Limited which is part of The BOC Group plc.

Serving two million customers in more than 50 countries, The BOC Group is one of the largest and most global of the world's leading gases companies. It employs over 30,000 people and had annual sales of over £4.6 billion (more than US$8 billion) in 2005. For more than a century BOC's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in many industries and aspects of everyday life, including steel-making, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care.

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