Edwards, a global supplier of vacuum and abatement equipment and services, has expanded its iXA family of magnetically levitated turbomolecular pumps with the introduction of the STP-iXA2206 and STP-iXA3306 pumps.
Developed for solar applications and other industries, the pumps deliver performance superior to that offered by earlier iXA family pumps, according to Edwards.
‘The integration of the onboard controller eliminates the need for control unit rack mounting and a connection cable between the pump and the control unit, saving installation time, space and cost,’ says Masahide Tanaka, senior product manager at Edwards Japan Ltd. ‘Its compact design and size compatibility with previous models simplifies upgrades from existing pumps.’
The STP-iXA3306 has a maximum pumping speed of 3,200 liters per second and improved throughput performance at high gas flows, the company adds. The STP-iXA2206 offers the same pumping speed of the earlier STP-A2203, but the maximum throughput capability has been increased. It features the latest-generation small power supply, which has been incorporated into the onboard controller first introduced with the STP-iXA2205 pump.