July 8, 2014 08:20 UTC

High Voltage Transmission Manufacturing Plant Replaces Oil Sealed Vacuum Pumps with Edwards’ Dry Technology

Edwards installs reliable and low maintenance GXS vacuum pumps in power equipment plant, Sweden

CRAWLEY, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A major power equipment plant in Sweden wanted to replace their existing oil sealed rotary vane vacuum pumps, because of problems with reliability and costly maintenance. They have replaced them with Edwards’ GXS dry screw industrial vacuum pumps, which are providing excellent performance together with high reliability and low maintenance, and the power plant is impressed with the results.

Edwards_GXS (Photo: Business Wire)

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The Swedish plant, a global leader in power and automation technologies, specialises in developing and manufacturing various high voltage transmission equipment. They use a number of vacuum processes which are involved in the production of high voltage equipment, requiring vacuum pumps mainly for use on drying and filling applications, as well as gas recirculation of SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride).

Working with Edwards’ distributor in Sweden, Advanced Vacuum Distribution, the plant has been replacing their old rotary vane vacuum pumps with Edwards’ GXS dry screw vacuum pumps. They have replaced several pumps so far, with more opportunities for replacement in the future.

The GXS vacuum pump is highly robust and reliable, even when handling harsh industrial processes. With no unplanned down time, and longer intervals between services, the GXS provides substantial savings on service and maintenance costs compared to traditional wet, oil sealed pumps. The GXS delivers faster and better ultimate vacuum resulting in increased productivity and improved product quality.

“We are delighted that Edwards were able to help this customer benefit from GXS’ high reliability, energy efficiency and excellent performance combined with minimal maintenance and long service intervals,” commented Franck Merieux, Market Sector Manager at Edwards. “The GXS design is founded on Edwards’ many years of experience and success with dry vacuum pumps operating on the harshest of processes.”

About Edwards

Edwards is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement systems and related value-added services. These are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells; are used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications, steel and other metallurgy, pharmaceutical and chemical; and for both scientific instruments and a wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 3,200 full-time employees and 500 temporary workers operating in approximately 20 countries worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment.

Further information about Edwards can be found at www.edwardsvacuum.com.


Rebecca Walder
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