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CRAWLEY, (29 January, 2015) — Ipsen International GmbH has selected a combination of dry vacuum pumping technology from Edwards for use in seven large high vacuum brazing furnaces. This is the first time Ipsen has used Edwards’ systems for their vacuum brazing equipment; to ensure high end product quality, it is important that the furnaces do not get contaminated with oil, so a combination of totally dry pumps was chosen. Edwards’ global operation and ability to provide local support and servicing worldwide were also key in Ipsen’s decision.
Ipsen International GmbH is a global manufacturer of heat treatment technology and systems headquartered in Germany. Michael Simon, System Expert at Ipsen, commented, “We are impressed with the quality and performance of the vacuum systems from Edwards. Working with Edwards as a single source partner together with their local presence for servicing and support were significant benefits to us.” The brazing furnaces have had the vacuum systems installed and have been delivered to the final customers in China.
These furnaces each use a combination of an Edwards’ GXS250 with mechanical booster, and two STP4503 turbomolecular pumps. These are all dry pumps which are oil free and so do not run the risk of any oil contaminating the furnace. Traditionally these kind of furnaces used cryogenic pumps, which trap gases and vapours by condensing them on a cold surface; these pumps need recovering occasionally. However, STPs are maintenance free, with low power and utilities consumption, so there is also a lower cost of ownership than with cryogenic pumps.
STPs also bring the advantage of being directly mounted to the chamber, meaning no elbow is needed, which can reduce suction capacity. Their compact size means plant floor space is also saved. Furthermore, pump down time is faster to operating vacuum pressure, resulting in increased productivity.
Edwards’ GXS dry screw industrial pumps provide robust and reliable operation even in harsh industrial applications, and they have an innovative automated remote control which enables consistent output and a safe operation. The GXS has a long pump service life between major overhauls, which together with low utilities and energy usage costs make it the most economical vacuum pump for industrial applications. Further information about Ipsen can be found at www.ipsen.de
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (16 December 2014) – Edwards Limited announced today the opening of a new office in the Netherlands. The new site will be home to Edwards’ account teams, vacuum and abatement application experts, customer service and project managers for the Benelux region. The 275 m2 facility is strategically located next to one of Edwards’ key customers, ASML, the world’s leading supplier of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry.
“The close proximity to ASML and other customers will enable us to be extremely responsive to their service needs and work more closely with them to plan and develop solutions for their future requirements,” said Jos Donders, Global Market Sector Manager, Edwards. “The new office will also help Edwards expand in the Benelux union, which is an important region of high technology growth.”
The new office will be located at: De Run 6807 in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.
In photo, left to right: Kevin Jennings, Sr Vice President, Global Operations (Lam), Scott Balaguer, President US & Europe (Edwards), Naoki Matsuba, President Japan (Edwards), Tim Archer, COO (Lam), Scott Clark, Account Manager of the Lam Research customer account
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (12 November, 2014)— Edwards is delighted to announce it has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Lam Research for its performance and support. This is the third Supplier Excellence Award which Edwards has received from Lam Research in the last four years. Edwards, who supplies turbomolecular vacuum pumps to Lam Research, is the only vacuum and abatement supplier to be recognized. Lam Research Corp, a major global provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, recognized only six companies with Supplier Excellence Awards at its 10th Supplier Day held on October 23, 2014. These awards acknowledge exemplary performance to pre-defined standards, including on-time delivery, quality, cost reduction, and several areas of flexibility and support. Chosen from among Lam’s preferred suppliers, the winning six companies also stood out for their willingness to exceed performance requirements, for example, by rapidly delivering solutions in support of challenging new product introduction cycle times. “We have an outstanding preferred supplier base that contributes significantly to our capabilities,” commented Tim Archer, Lam’s chief operating officer, “and it is an honor to recognize the achievements of the top six companies with these awards. In the fast-paced, competitive semiconductor industry, close collaboration with suppliers is a key component in Lam’s ability to deliver on commitments and provide the innovative solutions our customers need.”“Lam has been a valued Edwards customer for over 20 years and we greatly appreciate the confidence Lam has placed in our products and people,” commented Scott Balaguer, President US & Europe Semi-ET Business Unit, Edwards. “We look forward to continuing our long and mutually beneficial business relationship with Lam Research.”Scott Clark, Lam Account Manager at Edwards added, “We are honoured to be part of Lam’s elite preferred suppliers and we are appreciative of the partnership we have with them. This award has only been attainable through global teamwork and continued commitment to excellence.”About Lam ResearchLam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) is a trusted global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam’s broad portfolio of market-leading deposition, etch, strip, and wafer cleaning solutions helps customers achieve success on the wafer by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, and more power-efficient chips. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology. Based in Fremont, Calif., Lam Research is an S&P 500® company whose common stock trades oon the NASDAQ® Global Select Market™ under the symbol LRCX.For more information, please visit http://www.lamresearch.com.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (30 October, 2014)— Edwards is highlighting the benefits that their dry vacuum pumps can bring to the pharmaceutical market at Pharma Expo, Chicago, Illinois, 2-5 November. Edwards has a range of dry pumps suitable for the pharmaceutical industry, which with their reduced maintenance costs and minimal environmental impact bring a low cost of ownership.
Industry expert from Edwards, Jeff Luby, will be presenting a paper at the conference on Monday November 3rd at 1pm, “Intelligent Vacuum Pumping Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Market.” Visitors to the Edwards’ stand will be able to see a running CXS dry vacuum pump, and discuss the optimum vacuum solution for their process requirements with application experts.
“Our dry vacuum technology can provide real cost benefits and environmentally friendly solutions to the pharmaceutical industry. We are delighted to be highlighting our range of dry vacuum capabilities for the pharmaceutical industry at Pharma Expo”, said Jeff Luby, US Applications Manager, Edwards.
The CXS, Edwards’ newest chemical dry vacuum pump, delivers exceptional vacuum performance and reliability in pharmaceutical processes, enabling users to benefit from a low cost of ownership and at the same time minimize their environmental impact. Chemical industries globally are placing new demands on the market for vacuum to be highly reliable, flexible and available on demand in a ‘plug and pump’ system; the CXS has been designed to address these requirements, being simple to install and use with up to five years between services.
Booth #W559November 2 – 5, 2014McCormick Place,Chicago, Illinois,USA
Xian Service Centre opening ceremony:
From Left to right 1. Jason Xu,
Country Manager, Edwards China 2. Mr. Baek, Samsung Xian Vice President 3. Steve
Goldspring, Vice President - Service Business Unit, Edwards 4. SM Lee, Country
Manager, Edwards Korea 5. Mr. Moon, Xian Government official 6. David Green,
General Manager - Remanufacturing, Edwards 7. Mr. Hong, Xian Government official
8. Joon Yin, Xian Hub Team Lead
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (30 October, 2014)— Edwards has opened a new service centre in Xian, China, bringing support closer to its customers in the north west of the country. The new 1860m2 facility has been established to support customers in the semiconductor, flat panel, solar and LED sectors, and will reduce servicing and turn-around time for customers, enabling them to minimise downtime and increase business efficiency.The new centre is focussed on servicing a range of dry vacuum pumps such as iGX, IH, iXH and STP turbomolecular pumps, and has been designed to meet with global best operating practices. The centre follows Edwards’ enterprise excellence standards, including lean methodology, to reduce waste and improve efficiency. The Xian service centre will assist Edwards’ customers by servicing and upgrading their equipment, using spare parts and remanufacturing where necessary.“China is a key market for us and our investment in this new centre demonstrates our commitment to our local markets. Providing dedicated service facilities close to our customer base means we can provide a faster turnaround for our products,” commented Jason Xu, General Manager of Edwards in China.The Xian service centre further expands Edwards’ service footprint in the region, bringing the company closer to its customers. It is Edwards’ fourth service facility in China; a first service centre was established in Shanghai in 2000, and expanded in 2006; a Beijing service centre followed in May 2011, and a further service centre in Dongguan, Guangdong Province opened in early 2012. Edwards currently employs around 340 personnel in China, with 90 dedicated to service.
Left –Den-yih Wu, Vice President of the Republic of
China, right – Mike Allison, Group Vice President, Edwards
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (02 October 2014) – Edwards Limited received a
Special Contribution Award from SEMI at SEMICON® Taiwan. The award
was in recognition for Edwards’ support of SEMI’s annual SEMICON Taiwan
Leadership Gala Dinner, an exclusive networking event that connects 500
high-level semiconductor industry executives in Taiwan.
According to Eric Lin, Edwards’ Taiwan President, “We are very honoured to
receive this prestigious award from SEMI, as it reinforces Edwards’ leadership
as an innovative sub-fab equipment supplier in Taiwan and globally. We are happy
to support The Leadership Gala Dinner, as it is an important and valuable event
for our industry.”
Mr. Den-Yih Wu, Vice President of the Republic of China, provided welcome
remarks at the event and presented the award to Mike Allison, Group Vice
President of Edwards.
Edwards also presented at SEMICON Taiwan as part of the Sustainable
Manufacturing Forum. SEMICON Taiwan was held 3-5 September, 2014, at the TWTC
Nangang Exhibition Hall in Taiwan.
CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, UK. (02 October, 2014)— Edwards is highlighting the benefits that their broad product portfolio of vacuum pumps can bring to the heat treatment industries at Furnaces North America (FNA) 2014. FNA is a worldwide heat treatment show taking place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 6-8.
Edwards’ portfolio of vacuum pumps includes cost-effective rotary piston and single stage oil sealed pumps, as well as specialised solutions for oil free clean vacuum. With years of in-depth industry experience, Edwards can provide several packaged offerings including high vacuum secondary pumps. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the optimum solution for their application with experts from the company.
On the stand will be Edwards’ newest pump, a recently launched single stage oil sealed rotary vane pump, the ES. The ES is a flexible vacuum solution providing highly stable vacuum performance. Thanks to the optimised oil return system, there are none of the pressure fluctuations that are often seen in single stage pumps improving product quality and giving consistent process results.
The pump mechanism on the new ES pump has been refined to produce a better quality of vacuum; the pumping speed is maintained even at lower pressure, extending the operating pressure range. The new pump has been developed to run cool and have a long oil lifetime, bringing a low cost of ownership. Bob Campbell, Market Sector Manager at Edwards, commented, “We are proud to be showcasing our newest pump at FNA; the ES range is suitable for a wide range of heat treatment applications and coupled with our robust EH mechanical boosters, provides customized solutions to a variety of processes.”
Edwards is also showcasing the GXS range, with its innovative screw technology. The GXS dry pump enables users to maximise their productivity and performance with a low cost of ownership and small carbon footprint. The GXS provides robust and reliable operation even in harsh applications, and its long service intervals (up to 5 years) mean minimal maintenance is required.
Booth 421October 6 – 8, 2014Nashville, TennesseeUSA
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