Edwards’ Vacuum Pumps Bring Long Term Benefits to UNI Plasma, Korean Coating OEM

  Edwards’ Vacuum Pumps Bring Long Term Benefits to UNI Plasma, Korean Coating

 High performance STP Maglev Turbopumps for Touch Panel Application in Korea

Business Wire

CRAWLEY, England -- December 3, 2013

Edwards Group Limited (NASDAQ: EVAC), a leading manufacturer of sophisticated
vacuum products and abatement systems and a global provider of related
value-added services has supplied a range of vacuum pumps including rotary
vane pumps, mechanical boosters and magnetically levitated turbomolecular
pumps to UNI Plasma, an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) based in Korea,
for coating applications.

Edwards' STP iXR2206 turbomolecular vacuum pump (Photo: Business Wire)

Edwards' STP iXR2206 turbomolecular vacuum pump (Photo: Business Wire)

UNI Plasma manufactures coating and in-line sputtering systems for end-users
making touch-panels, used for various mobile display devices. The end-user had
been using ball-bearing type turbomolecular pumps which need frequent service.
The lack of local service support meant that the equipment had to be exported
outside the country to get serviced every two years, which resulted in
maintaining an expensive inventory of standby pumps to prevent down-time loss
and production shortfall.

The order includes Edwards’ STP magnetically levitated turbomolecular pumps
which use magnetic bearings to ensure a consistent, reliable performance and
requiring virtually no maintenance. Partnering with the customer locally and
providing prompt support ensured an excellent three way relationship between
Edwards, UNI Plasma and the end-user. This has resulted in a mutually
beneficial relationship that should lead to future opportunities. Edwards has
a large base of customers for in-line sputtering application, and so has
extensive experience in this sector.

V Rangajaran, Industrial Market Sector Manager, Asia, Edwards commented, “We
are delighted to work with UNI Plasma to provide long term benefits by
offering customised solutions with superior technology, virtually no
maintenance and trouble-free operation. Our breadth of experience across the
world with such applications makes us a supplier of choice for OEMs looking
for trouble-free vacuum solutions.”

Edwards are at the forefront of vacuum for all industrial coating
applications, including roll to roll coating, batch coating, in-line coating
and touch-panel lamination systems, providing high quality, reliable and cost
effective vacuum solutions with reduced environmental impact.

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