Edwards shortlisted for Pump Industry Awards

Edwards' nEXT pump.
Edwards' nEXT pump.

The award is given to the most innovative pump, pumping system or other pump related product introduced onto the market within the last 12 months.

The nEXT turbomolecular vacuum pump is suitable for use with scientific instruments, including electron microscopy and mass spectrometry systems and is integrated into the equipment to create the right environment for scientists to perform detailed material analyses. 

 The pumps feature a green mode which helps users reduce their carbon footprint and save energy costs. They also incorporate a compact metal spring damper which supports the lower mechanical bearing. This significantly reduces vibration transmitted to the pump body and as a result the pumps do not need high-speed balancing during manufacture or service. It also enables pumps to be serviced by the user in situ which minimises downtime and significantly reducing operating costs. Ordinarily turbomolecular pumps are returned to a service centre for service.

Edwards’ nEXT pumps are also available in a variant suitable for sensitive electron microscope applications. For these applications, ‘L’ variant pumps have an even lower vibration signature and reduced levels of radiated magnetic field.

 “We are delighted to be shortlisted for this coveted award which recognises the greatest developments in the industry over the past year,” says Ian Olsen, global market sector manager, scientific, Edwards. 

The Pump Industry Awards take place on 23rd March in Coventry, UK.