A new range of dry pumps delivers high vacuum performance and enables full process integration. The compact GXS pump features unique screw technology and enables users to optimize their processes resulting in a low cost of ownership and a reduced footprint.
The GXS is robust and reliable. It has a long pump service life of up to five years and is virtually maintenance free, even in harsh applications. The pump mechanism can be cleaned easily using the high flow purge and solvent flush accessory, which removes the need to partially strip the pump. This also decreases costly downtime associated with using alternative products that require manual cleaning.
The pump provides faster pump down compared to competitive products and gives ultimate vacuum down to 1x10-3 mbar. This results in optimum performance in a variety of applications from light duty through to load-lock and harsh process.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.