The development of mass spectrometer
technology demands the constant evolution of vacuum systems. Leading the world
in vacuum solutions, we bring expertise in both the fundamentals of the technology
and all aspects of the development and production of specific integrated
Core to the Edwards advantage is the
Applications and Derivatives (A&D) team. A partnership approach to system design
starts with a vacuum expert using our TransCalc HSM development software to
optimise your systems. Developed in-house, TransCalc HSM is a unique program
used to simulate the complete vacuum system from atmosphere to ultra-high
vacuum (UHV). This software has been developed to give rapid simulation of the
behaviour of the proposed vacuum solution to ensure it perfectly meets your
requirements. Accurate computer simulation offers you the chance to streamline
your development cycle, avoiding a costly iterative approach and delivering a
quicker time to market.
When an off the shelf pump will not meet
your requirements for space or performance our A&D department will develop
a bespoke vacuum solution to turn the proposed modelled system into reality. With
Edwards you can quickly and flexibly create the perfect solution for your
Quality vacuum, including ultra-high
vacuum (UHV), is essential to support and enable the constant advances in
electron microscopy. As these technologies evolve the demands made of the
vacuum systems become even more stringent.
Of particular concern for microscopy
applications is mechanical vibration. As the resolution of instruments push to
sub-atomic levels, every potential source of vibration must come under close
scrutiny. In partnership with Edwards you benefit from the study of each
individual component of the vacuum system incorporated into the microscope.
Having risen to the challenge of low
vibration vacuum we are experts in vibration reduction, able to offer low
vibration turbomolecular pumps that can be implemented in combination with
advanced vibration isolation techniques. The rotors of our nEXT L-variants have
been precision balanced at high speed and use a hybrid magnetic mechanical
bearing with a precisely tuned compact metal spring damper (CMSD) mounting. In
addition, for L-variants, the upper magnetic bearings go through an additional
selection process to ensure they are optimised for low stray magnetic field.
Since welcoming Gamma Vacuum into the
Edwards family we now offer ion, titanium sublimation and non-evaporable getter
pumps to complement our mechanical pumps. This completes our range of products
to deliver working pressures from atmospheric through to UHV allowing us to
offer you a truly complete vacuum solution.