Agilent Technologies Introduces Small, Reliable, Energy-Efficient Vacuum Pump

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Source: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

TwisTorr 84 FS Minimizes Vibration and Noise, Ensures High Throughput

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today extended its line of vacuum products with the compact new TwisTorr 84 FS turbomolecular pump.

Innovations in the TwisTorr 84 FS will extend performance, reliability and energy-efficiency benefits to demanding academic and industrial applications. Such applications involve a range of scientific instruments, from high-stability electron microscopes to high-throughput gas chromatography/mass spectrometry systems.

One of the pump's key innovations is its drag stage, which guarantees high pumping speed and compression ratios for hydrogen and helium applications. It also ensures high throughput, high foreline pressure tolerance, low power consumption and low operating temperature.

An additional innovation is the pump's floating suspension, which minimizes vibration and acoustical noise while extending the operating life of the pump. This breakthrough affords exceptional stability, which is ideal for applications involving scanning electron microscopes.

'World-class instrumentation requires innovative, high-performance vacuum equipment that is highly reliable and energy efficient,' said Giampaolo Levi, Agilent vice president and general manager of the company's vacuum products division. 'The TwisTorr family of high-vacuum turbomolecular pumps fits the bill.'

The TwisTorr 84 FS will be employed in Agilent's compact turbo pumping systems and minitask bench-top pumping systems.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, is the premier laboratory partner for a better world. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. Agilent generated revenues of $4.0 billion in fiscal 2014. The company employs about 12,000 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

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