Edwards has announced the iXL line of dry vacuum pumps for solar cell and flat panel display manufacturing. The iXL 500, the first member of the family, is a compact and efficient pump designed for load-lock applications where high gas throughputs and fast pump downtimes are crucial. It offers a pumping speed of 1800 m3/h, consuming 7 kW of power. Its low inertia booster shortens load-lock evacuation times with faster, more efficient pumping at higher inlet pressures. The company offers multipump systemization for multiple pumps on a single chamber. It features intelligent monitoring and is fully compatible with the company’s FabWorks network system.