Mechanical Boosters offer pump speeds of 4,125-17,700 cfm.

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Based on Roots technology, SN Series is manufactured in cast iron with mechanical shaft seal and internal piston ring seals as standard. Depending on model, boosters can be supplied with motors, or variable speed drives and couplings and are available to UL, CSA, or CE Standards. Chemical versions are certified to meet ATEX requirements. Boosters are suited for steel degassing, metallurgy, coating, electron beam welding, and process engineering industries.




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Announcing Largest Mechanical Booster in BOC Edwards Industrial Vacuum Range



WILMINGTON, USA (17 October 2005) - Leading vacuum pump manufacturer BOC Edwards announces the launch of its new range of high vacuum mechanical boosters. Developed for reliability in aggressive environments, the SN7000, SN14000 and SN30000 are the largest mechanical boosters in the BOC Edwards industrial vacuum range.

The SN Series provides pumping speeds of 7000 to 30000 m3/h (4125 - 17700 cfm) making them ideal for large industrial and chemical applications including, steel degassing, metallurgy, coating, electron beam welding and the process engineering industries.

Based on Roots technology the SN Series is manufactured in cast iron, with a mechanical shaft seal and internal piston ring seals as standard. Depending on the model, SN Series boosters can be supplied with motors, or variable speed drives and couplings and are available to UL, CSA or CE Standards. Chemical versions are fully certified to meet ATEX requirements. SN boosters can be supplied separately, or as part of a custom built system.

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For more information on BOC Edwards' range of vacuum and pressure 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, vapour 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 2004. 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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