Turbomolecular Pump employs rotray design for max performance.

Press Release Summary:

Able to work in dirty environments, STP-iXR1606 series features IP54 protection equivalent against dust and humidity. Rotary design optimizes throughput at elevated gas flow rates and maximizes gas flow. Promoting energy conservation, fully integrated controller incorporates power supply to reduce energy consumption at elevated gas flows. Additional features include I/O remote, RS232C, RS485, and STP-link standard communication ports, with Profibus and DeviceNet available as options.

Original Press Release:

Edwards New STP-iXR1606 Turbo-Molecular Pump Series Delivers Best-in Class Performance

New TMP pump offers approximately 40 percent increase in throughput and nearly 90 percent increase in maximum flow

CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK.-Edwards Limited, a leading global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, has introduced the STP-iXR1606 series of magnetically-levitated turbo-molecular pumps (TMP) with a fully-integrated onboard controller. Edwards' new TMP incorporates a revolutionary new rotary design that delivers approximately 40 percent improvement in throughput at high gas flow rates and an increase of nearly 90 percent in maximum gas flow, compared to existing products.

Edwards' new pump features a fully-integrated controller that eliminates the connection cable and rack conventionally required with a non-integrated controller. This helps reduce footprint, saving valuable fab real estate, as well as installation time and cost. In addition, the onboard controller incorporates a small power supply, which compared to existing products, delivers approximately 32 percent reduction in energy consumption at high gas flows.

"Our new STP-iXR1606 extends the already high performance of our industry-leading turbo-molecular pumps," said Masahide Tanaka, STP product manager, Edwards. "It matches the peak pumping speed of our highest performing pump in the 8-inch TMP class, but with significant improvements in throughput performance and maximum allowable gas flow. As with all of our magnetically-levitated TMPs, it requires no maintenance. The STP-iXR1606 series provides our customers with an all-in-one TMP solution for all their applications, with reduced footprint, simplified installation and reduced energy costs."

The STP-iXR1606 series delivers high reliability in dirty environments with equivalent IP54 protection against dust and humidity. It has I/O remote, RS232C, RS485 and STP-link standard communication ports, with Profibus and DeviceNet available as options.

Edwards' STP-iXR1606 TMP pumps are now available. For further information about Edwards products please visit www.edwardsvacuum.com.

About Edwards
Edwards is in the business of vacuum science: we create the pure manufacturing environments that deliver real-world product solutions. So much depends on vacuum technology: from the microchips that drive smartphones, computers and cars, through LED displays to aircraft turbine blades, UK - based Edwards makes their existence possible through the cutting-edge innovation and technology leadership that our business is founded upon. Edwards' systems are at the heart of important work such as drug discovery, and with inventions such as the industry-changing dry pump, ours is a continuing commitment to explore the possibilities of vacuum processes.

Edwards takes a leading environmental role through abatement systems for industry that prevent the emission of harmful greenhouse gases, and which give us an overall negative carbon footprint*. Around 3000 employees worldwide share the Edwards vision: that of dedication, invention, and the highest standards of manufacturing and service.

*Greenhouse Gas Protocol - Scope 3 Indirect Emissions

For more information, please visit www.edwardsvacuum.com.

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