Edwards has launched a new range of turbo pumping stations featuring a ‘plug and play’ vacuum system with high pumping speeds of up to 400l/s. Each pumping station combines a turbo pump with a backing pump and a TIC turbo and instrument controller. Users have a choice of a backing pump to suit their application, with diaphragm pump, rotary vane pump or XDS dry scroll pump.
The customised stations are easy to order and the pumping stations are delivered already assembled and are ready to run after simple installation. “We have extended our range of carts to include the nEXT turbo pump for the first time to give customers a wider choice of pumping speeds,” says Russell Coleman, Edwards product manager, Diffuse. “Previously carts were only available up to 220 l/s but we now have products available for larger sizes, offering a range of pumping speeds from 42 l/s to 400 l/s.”
The nEXT turbo pumps can be serviced by the end user on site. Users can carry out interim oil lubrication changes on site with minimum specialist tooling. A bearing change with minimal disassembly of the pump can also be performed in less than 10 minutes using basic workshop tools and an Edwards tool kit.
nEXT pumping stations are used to create the high vacuum environments required for many R&D applications such as particle accelerators, high energy physics and plasma research, UHV systems and beam lines.