Edwards, a global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, has introduced the GXS 450 and 750 series of dry vacuum pumps, which the company says have been optimized for solar laminator applications.
The GXS 450 and 750 pumps provide faster chamber evacuation than previous models for enhanced laminator throughput and higher productivity, the company says. An optional booster package is also available to increase process chamber evacuation times and reduce the lamination cycle time.
The closed-loop temperature control prevents pump fouling, and the pumps' low running power reduces their overall cost of ownership, Edwards adds. As with all Edwards' dry pumps, the absence of oil eliminates the cost of the oil itself, as well as the downtime, labor and disposal costs associated with required oil changes.