For over a century, creating and controlling a vacuum has played a key part in countless industrial manufacturing processes. And that's as true today as it was when FD Edwards first started producing vacuum equipment back in 1939.
In the 21st century three major industrial sectors where Edwards technologies and equipment play a key role are metallurgy, coating, and drying. In each of these areas Edwards pumps and abatement systems are helping to make manufacturing cleaner, smarter, and cheaper.
Metallurgy (the extraction of metals from the ground, and the procedures for refining, alloying, and making things from them) requires high levels of controllable vacuum for melting, casting, surface coating, creating alloys, and assembling metal parts. The process of coating surfaces as varied as architectural glass, optical lenses, solar panels, mobile phone bodies, and car windscreens would be impossible without the sophisticated vacuum and abatement technologies that Edwards specialises in.
And in a great many processes, from freeze drying food and pharmaceuticals, to drying electrical power transformers before sealing, and pipe lines prior to commissioning, our vacuum pumping systems play a vital role in producing the totally dry environment that all these processes demand.
Our commitment to producing industrial vacuum equipment and technologies that have the minimum impact on the environment; that are increasingly intelligent in operation; and that have the lowest possible cost of ownership; is exemplified in the latest generation of Edwards GXS industrial dry vacuum pumps.
As established industrial processes develop, and new ones emerge, Edwards continues to drive vacuum and abatement technology, ensuring that we remain ahead of the curve both in what our pumps do, and the way that they do it.