Edwards Group Ltd., a manufacturer of vacuum products and abatement systems, will supply 35 new XDS dry scroll pumps to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research based on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. CERN placed an order for 30 XDS35i dry scroll pumps and five XDS10 dry scroll pumps. Some of these pumps will replace an existing installation of previous-generation Edwards’ scroll pumps. This upgrade to the newer generation of scroll pumps will take place during CERN’s scheduled extended shutdown. CERN’s Linear Accelerator 4 (Linac 4) test bench already has the new XDS pumps installed. Linac 4 is 80 meters long and located 12 meters below ground. Construction is almost complete, and beams will begin to be produced in 2014.
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