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B811-00-880
Issue B
Instruction Manual
nEXT Pump Accessories
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Section
Page
1
Introduction ....................................................................................... 1
1.1
1.2
Scope and definitions ................................................................................................... 1
Installation and operation safety ...................................................................................... 2
2
BX bakeout band .................................................................................. 5
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
2.3.4
2.4
Description ................................................................................................................ 5
Technical data ........................................................................................................... 5
Installation ................................................................................................................ 6
Unpack and inspect ...................................................................................................... 6
Fit the BX bakeout band to the pump ................................................................................ 6
Electrical connection to a TIC relay box ............................................................................. 6
Electrical connection to an independent electrical supply ....................................................... 6
Operation ................................................................................................................. 7
3
ACX nEXT Air Coolers ............................................................................. 9
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.3.3
3.3.4
3.4
3.4.1
3.5
Description ................................................................................................................ 9
Technical data ........................................................................................................... 9
Installation ................................................................................................................ 9
Unpack and inspect ...................................................................................................... 9
Side (or Radial) mounting .............................................................................................. 9
Axial mounting ..........................................................................................................11
Combined radial and axial mounting ................................................................................ 11
Electrical connection ...................................................................................................13
Power supply requirements ...........................................................................................13
Operation ................................................................................................................ 14
4
TAV vent-valve .................................................................................. 15
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
4.4
Description ............................................................................................................... 15
Technical data ..........................................................................................................16
Installation ............................................................................................................... 17
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................17
Fit the TAV vent-valve to the pump ................................................................................. 17
Electrical connection ...................................................................................................18
Operation ................................................................................................................ 19
5
Inlet-screens ..................................................................................... 21
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.3.1
5.3.2
Description ............................................................................................................... 21
Technical data ..........................................................................................................21
Installation ............................................................................................................... 21
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................21
Fit or remove the inlet-screen ........................................................................................ 22
6
PRX10 purge-restrictor ......................................................................... 25
6.1
6.2
6.3
6.3.1
6.3.2
6.4
6.4.1
6.4.2
Description ............................................................................................................... 25
Technical data ..........................................................................................................25
Installation ............................................................................................................... 25
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................25
Fit the purge-restrictor ................................................................................................25
Operation ................................................................................................................ 26
General ................................................................................................................... 26
Calibration of the PRX10 purge-restrictor for different purge gases ........................................... 26
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Vent-port adaptor .............................................................................. 29
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.3.1
7.3.2
Description ............................................................................................................... 29
Technical data ..........................................................................................................30
Installation ............................................................................................................... 30
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................30
Connect the vent-port adaptor ....................................................................................... 30
8
VRX vent-restrictor ............................................................................. 31
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.3.1
8.3.2
8.3.3
Description ............................................................................................................... 31
Technical data ..........................................................................................................31
Installation ............................................................................................................... 31
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................31
VRX vent-restrictor selection ......................................................................................... 31
Fit the vent-restrictor .................................................................................................. 31
9
WCX water-cooler .............................................................................. 33
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.3.1
9.3.2
9.4
Description ............................................................................................................... 33
Technical data ..........................................................................................................33
Installation ............................................................................................................... 33
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................33
Fit the water-cooler to the pump .................................................................................... 33
Operation ................................................................................................................ 34
10
nEXT Interface Cable ........................................................................... 35
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.3.1
10.3.2
10.4
Description ............................................................................................................... 35
Technical data ..........................................................................................................35
Installation ............................................................................................................... 35
Unpack and inspect .....................................................................................................35
Fit the interface cable to the pump ................................................................................. 35
Operation ................................................................................................................ 36
11
Maintenance ..................................................................................... 37
For return of equipment, complete the HS Forms at the end of this manual.
Illustrations
Figure
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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Accessories for nEXT pumps - general view (nEXT 240D pump shown) .......................................... 3
Accessories for nEXT pumps -general view continued (nEXT240D DN100CF shown) .......................... 4
ACX nEXT air cooler installation, alternative mounting positions ............................................... 10
ACX nEXT radial and axial air cooler installation ..................................................................12
nEXT connector plug and socket ..................................................................................... 14
TAV vent-valve dimensions (mm) .................................................................................... 16
Fitting the TAV vent-valve ............................................................................................17
TAV vent-valve connections ...........................................................................................19
Integral mesh centring ring inlet-screen ............................................................................ 22
Mesh inlet-screen .......................................................................................................23
PRX10 purge-restrictor .................................................................................................27
Vent-port adaptor ......................................................................................................29
Extended vent-port adaptor .......................................................................................... 29
VRX vent-restrictor .....................................................................................................32
WCX water-cooling .....................................................................................................34
nEXT interface cable ...................................................................................................36
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Table
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Page
BX bakeout band technical data ....................................................................................... 5
ACX nEXT Air Cooler technical data .................................................................................. 9
ACX nEXT air cooler power requirements ........................................................................... 13
TAV vent-valve technical data ........................................................................................ 16
Inlet-screens technical data .......................................................................................... 21
PRX10 purge-restrictor technical data .............................................................................. 25
Nitrogen flow rate through the PRX10 purge-restrictor ..........................................................26
Vent-port adaptor technical data .................................................................................... 30
Extended vent-port adaptor technical data ........................................................................ 30
Vent-restrictor technical data ........................................................................................ 31
WCX water-cooler technical data .................................................................................... 33
nEXT interface cable technical data ................................................................................. 35
Associated publications
Publication title
Vacuum pump and vacuum system safety
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Publication number
P400-40-100
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Tables
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Introduction
1.1
Scope and definitions
This manual provides installation, operation and maintenance instructions for the Edwards range of accessories for
the nEXT pump range.
The accessories are shown in Figure 1 and 2. The Item Numbers for the accessories are listed in the appropriate
sections. You must use the accessories as specified in this manual. Read this manual before you install accessories
onto your nEXT pump.
Important safety information is highlighted as WARNING and CAUTION instructions; you must obey these instructions.
The use of WARNINGS and CAUTIONS is defined below.
WARNING
Warnings are given where failure to observe the instruction could result in injury or death to
people.
CAUTION
Cautions are given where failure to observe the instruction could result in damage to the equipment, associated
equipment and process.
Throughout this manual, page, figure and table numbers are sequential.
The units used throughout this manual conform to the SI international system of units of measurement. When flow
rates are specified, the abbreviation 'sccm' is used to mean 'standard cm3 min-1: this is a flow of 1 cm3 min-1 at an
ambient temperature of 0 °C and a pressure of 1013 mbar (1.013 x 105 Pa).
In accordance with the recommendations of EN61010, the following warning labels may appear on the pump or its
accessories:
Warning - refer to accompanying documentation.
Warning - risk of electric shock.
Warning - hot surfaces.
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Introduction
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Introduction
1.2
Installation and operation safety
WARNING
You must use the procedures described in this manual to install your accessory, and you must obey
all safety instructions and take note of all appropriate precautions. If you do not, you can damage
the accessory or other equipment and can cause injury to people.
WARNING
The user of the nEXT pump system is responsible for the safe operation and monitoring of the
system.
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and isolate the
controller/podule as described below.
Before you install your accessory, you must:

Switch off the nEXT pump and wait until the pump has stopped rotating.

Isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply.
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Introduction
Figure 1 - Accessories for nEXT pumps - general view (nEXT 240D pump shown)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
DN10NW Adaptor
VRX vent-restrictor
Manual vent-valve (fitted)
TAV Solenoid vent-valve
Purge plug (fitted)
6.
7.
8.
9.
PRX purge-restrictor
DN10NW Adaptor
ACX nEXT air cooler (Radial)
ACX nEXT ait cooler (Axial)
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Introduction
Figure 2 - Accessories for nEXT pumps -general view continued (nEXT240D DN100CF shown)
1. BX 250 Bake out band (DN100CF envelope shown)
2. BX 250 Bake out band position
3. WCX Water cooling accessory
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BX bakeout band
2.1
Description
You can fit an Edwards BX bakeout band to a nEXT pump to increase the rate of degassing of the pump body, to
achieve faster pump down and lower ultimate pressure. You should only fit a BX bakeout band to CF flanged pumps
intended for use at ultra high vacuum.
BX bakeout bands are available for use with electrical supplies of 110 or 240V a.c., from a rear panel socket on a TIC
relay box, or from any suitable electrical supply.
2.2
Technical data
Table 1 - BX bakeout band technical data
Electrical supply
110 to 120 V a.c., 50/60 Hz or 200 to 240 V a.c., 50/60 Hz
Cable length
3m
Termination
3-pin IEC reverse configuration plug
Typical operating
temperature
80 °C (measured on the pump envelope above the bakeout band)
Pollution degree
EN61010 Part 1, Category 2
Equipment type
Fixed equipment for indoor use only
BX250
BX300
BX450
Approximate mass (kg)
0.55
0.65
0.70
Minimum diameter (mm)
119
140
140
Width of band (mm)
30
20
40
Input power (W)
60
80
80
110 to 120 V
1.0 A
1.0 A
1.0 A
200 to 240 V
0.5 A
0.5 A
0.5 A
Fuse rating
Item Numbers
Model
To fit pump
BX250 110 V
nEXT240
B580-52-041
BX300 110 V
nEXT300
B580-52-048
BX450 110V
nEXT400
B580-52-043
BX250 240 V
nEXT240
B580-52-061
BX300 240 V
nEXT300
B580-52-068
BX450 240 V
nEXT400
B580-52-063
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BX bakeout band
2.3
Installation
2.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the BX bakeout band.
If the BX bakeout band is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the BX bakeout band together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all
packing materials for inspection. Do not use the BX bakeout band if it is damaged.
2.3.2
Fit the BX bakeout band to the pump
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that the pump is switched off and isolated as described
below.
Refer to Figure 2.
1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait until the pump has stopped
rotating.
2. Fit the BX bakeout band over the pump body below the inlet flange at the position shown by Figure 2.
3. Tighten the clamping screw.
2.3.3
Electrical connection to a TIC relay box
Refer to the TIC relay box instruction manual for information on how to fit the correct fuse, and how to connect the
bakeout band to the TIC relay box.
2.3.4
Electrical connection to an independent electrical supply
If necessary, you can connect the BX bakeout band directly to an appropriate electrical supply.
Always ensure that the electrical supply to the bakeout band is interlocked so that it is automatically switched off
whenever the nEXT pump operates below normal speed. Check that the rating of the fuse fitted within your electrical
supply corresponds to the fuse rating on the BX bakeout band.
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Operation
WARNING
Do not operate the BX bakeout band when it is not installed on a pump. Without the cooling effect
of the pump-body, the temperature of the band can rise to 300 °C with the danger of insulation
breakdown and fire.
WARNING
Do not touch the BX bakeout band when it is switched on, as it can get very hot during operation.
CAUTION
When using the bakeout heater accessory, water cooling should always be used. If using the heater accessory in
combination with baking heaters on the vacuum system, the pump inlet flange temperature should not exceed
80°C. Generally this is ensured by allowing the mating flange on the system to reach a maximum of 120°C.
When you use the bakeout band, ensure that there is adequate cooling for the pump and adequate ventilation for
the bakeout band.
If you have connected the bakeout band to a TIC relay box, refer to the TIC instruction manual for instructions on
how to use the TIC to control the operation of the bakeout band.
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BX bakeout band
2.4
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
3.1
Description
The ACX nEXT air cooler is an enclosed 24 V d.c. motor electric fan and a fixing bracket assembly which can be easily
fitted to the nEXT range of pumps via bolt holes in the base of the pump.
The ACX nEXT air coolers are available for both radial and axial mounting. It is possible to use both variants
simultaneously if so desired and space allows. TICs can provide power for one fan only.
3.2
Technical data
Table 2 - ACX nEXT Air Cooler technical data
Electrical supply
20 to 28 V d.c.
Cable cores
Red (+20 - 28 V)
Black (0 Volts return)
Yellow and Green (screen)
Pollution degree
EN61010 Part 1 Category 2
Power consumption
2.7 Watts
Noise emissions
39 dBA (per fan)
3.3
Installation
3.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing and materials and protective covers and check the ACX air cooler.
If the ACX air cooler is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the ACX air cooler together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all packing
materials for inspection. Do not use the ACX air cooler if it is damaged.
3.3.2
Side (or Radial) mounting
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off and isolate the pump.
Refer to Figure 3 and 4.
1. Switch off pump; wait until the pump has stopped rotating. Isolate the pump drive from the electrical supply.
2. Remove the rubber mounting feet from the base of the pump.
3. Using 4 off M8 x 12 mm button head screws supplied. Fit the ACX radial air cooler mounting bracket to the base
of the pump as shown on Figure 4. Ensure the fixing screws are secure. To ensure the radial air cooler works
most effectively it is recommended that the fan should be placed directly opposite the pump drive, as shown in
Figure 4. This ensures adequate cooling of the nEXT drive. Alternative mounting positions are available as shown
in Figure 3.
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
Figure 3 - ACX nEXT air cooler installation, alternative mounting positions
1. ACX nEXT Air cooler (recommended)
2. Pump outlet port
3. Alternative mounting position
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Axial mounting
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off and isolate the pump.
WARNING
The axial air cooler does not have an internal guard and MUST NOT operate unless attached to the
pump.
Refer to Figure 4.
1. Switch off pump; wait until the pump has stopped rotating. Isolate the pump drive from the electrical supply.
2. Remove the rubber mounting feet from the base of the pump.
3. Using the M8 x 12 mm button head screws supplied, fit the ACX axial air cooler to the base of the pump as shown
in Figure 1. Ensure the fixing screws are secure.
3.3.4
Combined radial and axial mounting
Refer to Figure 4.
Maximum pump cooling can be obtained with the simultaneous use of radial and axial cooling fans. The fan
arrangements can be fitted as shown in Figure 1.
1. Switch off pump; wait until the pump has stopped rotating. Isolate the pump drive from the electrical supply.
2. Remove the rubber mounting feet from the base of the pump.
3. Using the M8 x 12 mm button head screws supplied, fit the radial and axial air coolers to the base of the pump as
shown in Figure 1.
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
3.3.3
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
Figure 4 - ACX nEXT radial and axial air cooler installation
1. Axial air-cooler
2. Radial air-cooler
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Electrical connection
CAUTION
Ensure that the electrical supply is correct. If it is not, you can damage the ACX air cooler.
CAUTION
Ensure that the power supply to the cooling accessory can be isolated in a fault condition if required.
The ACX air cooler requires a 24 V d.c. electrical supply. You can connect the ACX air cooler to a TIC (Turbo
Instrument Controller), a suitable electrical supply or via the nEXT drive electronics.
With the air cooler powered via the nEXT drive electronics, the turbo pump will operate satisfactorily with any of
the supply voltages specified in the pump product manual.
Note:
Note:For combined use of both the axial and radial ACX air coolers, a TIC can be used to supply power to
one air cooler only. A separate 24 V power supply is required to power the second air cooler.
It is recommended that you fit a separate earth (ground) conductor to the earth of the air cooler; use an un-insulated
braid or a separate insulated green/yellow connector and use the M5 x 10 screw and shake-proof washer supplied
(attached to the fan cowling) to secure the earth conductor to the air-cooler.
3.4.1
Power supply requirements
Table 3 - ACX nEXT air cooler power requirements
Part number
Description
Operation
B58053170
ACX nEXT RADIAL KIT 24 V WIRED
Powered via the nEXT drive electronics. See section 4.2
B58053175
ACX nEXT RADIAL KIT 24 V STD
Powered via the TIC or any suitable electrical power
supply
B58053180
ACX nEXT AXIAL KIT 24 V WIRED
Powered via the nEXT drive electronics. See section 4.2.
B58053185
ACX nEXT AXIAL KIT 24 V STD
Powered via the TIC or any suitable electrical power
supply
3.4.1.1
Connector socket
The nEXT turbo pump drive has a 3-way connector socket on the side of the pump as circled in Figure 5. When you
receive the pump, this connector may be concealed by a black protective cover. If you intend to use the connector,
this cover should be removed by levering with a small screwdriver. A mating plug for this connector is supplied with
the pump and the following fan assemblies are available which has a mating plug pre-wired:

B58053170 ACX nEXT RADIAL KIT 24 V WIRED

B58053180 ACX nEXT AXIAL KIT 24 V WIRED
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
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ACX nEXT Air Coolers
Figure 5 - nEXT connector plug and socket
1. 24 V d.c. Out
2. Chassis
3. 24 V d.c. Rtn
3.5
Operation
WARNING
There is no guard on the outlet of the axial air cooler. Therefore, you must not operate the air
cooler unless it is installed on the pump.
When operating the ACX air cooler, do not obstruct the fan inlet and ensure there is an adequate supply of cooling
air. During operation, if the temperature of any surface of the pump is higher than 60 ºC the pump is too hot and you
must increase the cooling.
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TAV vent-valve
4.1
Description
To maintain cleanliness of your vacuum system, we recommend that you vent the pump or vacuum system whenever
you switch the pump off.
The TAV vent-valves are 24 V d.c. electrical-solenoid operated valves which you can use to vent your vacuum system
with atmospheric air or dry nitrogen when you switch the nEXT pump off.
The TAV vent-valve is normally open when the solenoid is de-energised. In the case of a power failure, the vacuum
system and pump will vent and the pump will slowly come to a halt.
Refer to Figure 8. The TAV vent-valve is supplied with a sintered bronze inlet filter (1), a riffled hose connector (7)
and 3 metres of cable.
You can connect your dry nitrogen supply to the hose connector.
An NW10 adaptor (Figure 8, item 3) is also supplied to convert the 1/8 inch BSP outlet connector (Figure 6, item 2)
of the TAV vent-valve for direct connection to your vacuum system.
The TAV vent-valve can be powered by the nEXT drive electronics, controlled from a TIC controller, or from any
suitable electrical supply.
CAUTION
Correct venting is essential to prevent suck-back of hydrocarbon vapour present in the backing line - especially
when using oil-sealed rotary vane pumps. To prevent suck-back when stopping the nEXT pump, always begin the
venting sequence before the nEXT pump has slowed to 50% of normal rotational speed. Always introduce venting
gas to the venting port or to the high vacuum inlet. Never vent to the backing line.
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TAV vent-valve
4.2
Technical data
Table 4 - TAV vent-valve technical data
Maxiumum inlet pressure
Orifice diameter
Helium leak rate (valve closed)
TAV5
TAV6
1 bar gauge, 2 x 105 Pa
1 bar gauge, 2 x 105 Pa
0.5 mm
1.0 mm
< 1 x 10
-8
mbar l s
-1
< 1 x 10-6 mbar l s-1
< 1 x 10-6 Pa l s-1
< 1 x 10-4 Pa l s-1
Valve inlet-filter
Sintered bronze
Sintered bronze
Hose connector
Riffled nozzle for 4 mm bore tube
Riffled nozzle for 4 mm bore tube
See Figure 6
See Figure 6
Dimensions
Mass
Item Numbers
0.08 kg
0.08 kg
B580-66-010
B580-66-020
Configuration
Normally open
Pollution degree
EN61010 Part 1, Category 2
Equipment type
Fixed equipment for indoor use only
Nominal electrical supply voltage
24 V d.c.
Electrical supply voltage range
15 to 24 V d.c.
Pull-in voltage
14 V d.c.
Drop-out voltage
10 V d.c.
Power consumption
Cable type and length
Cable cores
Valve electrical connector type
1.8 W
2-core screened, unterminated, 3 m long
Red (positive), black (negative)
2 pole and earth (ground), miniature DIN
Vale inlet-connection
M5 female
Valve outlet-connection
1/8 inch BSP
Figure 6 - TAV vent-valve dimensions (mm)
1. M5 female thread
2. 1/8 inch BSP male thread
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Installation
4.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the TAV vent-valve.
If the TAV vent-valve is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the TAV vent-valve together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all packing
materials for inspection. Do not use the TAV vent-valve if it is damaged.
4.3.2
Fit the TAV vent-valve to the pump
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
CAUTION
When fitting the TAV vent-valve, apply torque to the steel body only. On no account should torque be applied
to the solenoid body, failure to do so could damage the valve which may cause it to leak.
Figure 7 - Fitting the TAV vent-valve
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TAV vent-valve
4.3
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TAV vent-valve
Refer to Figure 1.
1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait until the pump has stopped
running.
2. If your nEXT pump has a manual vent-valve, unscrew and remove it, then continue at step 4.
3. If your nEXT pump does not have a manual vent-valve, fit the vent-valve adaptor to a suitable NW10 flange on
your pump or vacuum system.
4. Check that the TAV vent O-ring (Figure 8, item 4) is fitted and screw the TAV vent-valve into the vent-valve
adaptor or into the 1/8 inch BSP hole vacated by the manual vent-valve.
5. Connect your dry nitrogen or other inert gas supply pipeline to the M5 inlet (Figure 8, item 2) or use the riffled
hose connector (Figure 8, item 7) supplied.
6. If you vent the pump with air, fir the sintered bronze inlet-filter (Figure 8, item 1) to protect your system against
the entry of dust.
4.3.3
Electrical connection
CAUTION
Ensure that the electrical supply is correct. If it is not, you can damage the TAV vent-valve.
The TAV vent-valve requires a 24 V d.c. electrical supply.
The nEXT pump includes drive electronics which provide facilities for regulated pulsed venting (see pump manual for
details). This ensures that your vacuum system can be vented to atmosphere as rapidly as possible without damage
to the pump.
Alternatively, you can connect the TAV vent-valve to a TIC (see TIC instruction manual for details) or your own
electrical supply.
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Operation
CAUTION
If you manually vent the pump when it is at full rotational speed and the rate of pressure rise is too high, the
pump life may be reduced. When using the manual vent-valve supplied, we recommend that you either limit the
vent or only open the vent-valve after the nEXT pump speed has fallen to 50% of full rotational speed. Do not
vent the backing line as this may lead to contamination. If you vent into your vacuum system and use an oil
sealed rotary backing pump, select a point upstream of the nEXT pump, to prevent oil back-streaming from the
backing line.
Operation of the TAV vent-valve depends on how you have conneted it:

If you have connected the TAV vent-valve to the drive electronics of the nEXT pump; refer to the nEXT pump
instruction manual.

If you have connected the TAV vent-valve to a TIC: refer to the TIC instruction manual for operating
instructions.

If you have connected the TAV vent-valve to your own electrical supply, switch on the electrical supply to
operate the vent-valve.
Figure 8 - TAV vent-valve connections
1.
2.
3.
4.
Air filter
Inlet-port
Vent-valve adaptor
O-ring
5. Alternative electrical supply connector position
6. Electrical supply connector
7. Hose connector
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Inlet-screens
5.1
Description
Inlet-screens are supplied with all new nEXT pumps. If you have a nEXT pump without an inlet-screen, we recommend
that you fit an inlet-screen for additional safety. The only exception to this is the main port in the END faces of split
flow pumps. Plastic covers must be retained on these variants until ready to install to minimise the risk of injury from
impeller blades.
The inlet-screen prevents the entry of debris into the pump and also prevents people from coming into contact with
the blades if the pump is switched on when it is disconnected from your vacuum system.
5.2
Note:
Technical data
Refer to the pump instruction manual for details of performance reductions when an inlet-screen is fitted.
Table 5 - Inlet-screens technical data
Pump inlet flange size
Pump model
Item number
ISO100 coarse inlet-screen
nEXT240 / 300
B810-00-808
ISO100 fine inlet-screen
nEXT240 / 300
B810-00-809
nEXT400
B800-00-825
ISO160 coarse inlet-screen
ISO160 fine inlet-screen
nEXT400
B800-00-826
CF100 coarse inlet-screen
nEXT240 / 300
B800-00-821
CF100 fine inlet-screen
nEXT240 / 300
B800-00-822
CF160 coarse inlet-screen
nEXT400
B800-00-823
CF160 fine inlet-screen
nEXT400
B800-00-824
5.3
Installation
5.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the inlet-screen.
If the inlet-screen is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item Number
of the inlet-screen together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all packing materials
for inspection. Do not use the inlet-screen if it is damaged.
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5.3.2
Fit or remove the inlet-screen
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
WARNING
If you remove the inlet-screen, there will be a risk of injury from exposed sharp edges in the pump.
CAUTION
Do not remove the inlet-screen unless you can be sure that debris cannot fall into the pump. Debris which falls
into the pump can seriously damage it.
1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait until the pump has stopped
rotating.
2. Use the following appropriate procedure according to the type of inlet-screen.
5.3.2.1
Integral mesh centring ring inlet-screen
Refer to Figure 9.

Locate the inlet-screen between the nEXT pump flange and the mating flange on your vacuum system
chamber.
Figure 9 - Integral mesh centring ring inlet-screen
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Inlet-screens
5.3.2.2
Mesh inlet-screen
Refer to Figure 10.

Insert the mesh inlet-screen into the pump inlet as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10 - Mesh inlet-screen
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PRX10 purge-restrictor
6.1
Description
The PRX10 purge-restrictor (shown in Figure 11) sets the purge gas flow rate.
The nEXT pump range has a purge port facility to allow you to purge the motor and bearing cavity with dry nitrogen
or other inert gas.
Note:
You will need a vent port adaptor (see Section 7) to fit the PRX10 purge-restrictor.
6.2
Technical data
Table 6 - PRX10 purge-restrictor technical data
Nominal nitrogen flow rate*
255 sccm, 0.42 mbar l s-1, 42 Pa l s-1
Flange size
NW10
Item Number
*
B580-65-001
At a supply pressure of 0 bar gauge (1 x 105 Pa)
6.3
Installation
6.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the PRX10 purge-restrictor.
If the PRX10 purge-restrictor is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the
Item Number of the PRX10 purge-restrictor together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number.
Retain all packing materials for inspection. Do not use the PRX10 purge-restrictor if it is damaged.
6.3.2
Fit the purge-restrictor
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
CAUTION
Do not exert any sideways force on the purge- restrictor when you clamp it into place. If you do, you can damage
the seal between the O-ring (Figure 11, item 2) and the body of the purge-restrictor. If the seal is damaged, gas
may leak through the seal and you will not be able to properly control gas flow into the pump.
Note:
If you will use a purge gas other than nitrogen, you must calibrate the purge-restrictor (refer to
Section 6.4.2) before you connect your purge gas supply.
1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait for the pump to stop
rotating.
2. Remove the blank and clamp from the purge-port on the pump.
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3. Attach your purge gas supply pipeline (which must be terminated with an NW10 flange) to the purge-port with
the PRX10 purge-restrictor in place of the normal NW10 centring-ring.
4. Carefully secure the connection with the NW10 clamp.
6.4
Operation
6.4.1
General
The PRX10 purge-restrictor, as supplied, is adjusted to restrict the flow rate of dry nitrogen at a supply pressure of 0
bar gauge (1 x 105 Pa) to 25 sccm (0.42 mbar l s-1, 42 Pa l s-1). You can increase the supply pressure to increase the
flow rate; see Table 7.
For most applications, you can use a nitrogen flow rate of 25 sccm (0.42 mbar l s-1, 42 Pa l s-1) to 30 sccm
(0.5 mbar l s-1, 50 Pa l s-1). To do this, your nitrogen supply pressure must be 0.1 to 0.2 bar gauge (1.1 x 105
to 1.2 x 105 Pa). Do not exceed the maximum purge gas supply pressure given in the instruction manual supplied with
your pump.
6.4.2
Calibration of the PRX10 purge-restrictor for different purge gases
The purge gas flow rate at a particular supply pressure will change if you use a different purge gas.
If you want to use a different purge gas, use the procedure below to adjust the flow rate.
1. Fit the PRX10 purge-restrictor to the pump as described in Section 6.3.2. Fit a calibrated mass flow meter
between your purge gas supply and the PRX10 purge-restrictor.
2. Switch on the backing pump to evacuate the nEXT pump and then turn on your purge gas supply.
3. Monitor the indicated purge gas flow rate while you adjust the purge gas supply pressure. If you can achieve the
required flow rate, you do not need to adjust the purge-restrictor; in this case, continue at Step 5 below.
4. Refer to Figure 11. If you cannot achieve the required flow rate, undo the locknut (3) on the purge-restrictor and
use a small screwdriver to turn the adjustment screw (4) clockwise to decrease the flow rate, or anticlockwise
to increase the flow rate. Tighten the locknut.
5. Turn off your purge gas supply, remove the mass flow meter and connect your purge gas supply to the purgerestrictor.
Table 7 - Nitrogen flow rate through the PRX10 purge-restrictor
Nitrogen supply pressure
Nitrogen flow rate
bar gauge
bar absolute
Pa
sccm
mbar l s-1
Pa l s-1
0.0
1.0
1.0 x 105
25
0.42
42
0.5
1.5
1.5 x 105
38
0.63
63
2.0
2.0 x
105
50
0.83
83
2.5 x
105
63
1
100
5
75
1.25
125
3.5 x
105
88
1.5
150
4.0 x
105
100
1.7
170
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.3
3.0
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2.5
3.0
3.5
4.0
3.0 x 10
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Figure 11 - PRX10 purge-restrictor
1.
2.
3.
4.
Filtered purge gas inlet to PRX10 purge-restrictor
O-ring
Locknut
Adjustment screw
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Vent-port adaptor
7.1
Description
The 1/8 inch BSP(P) male to NW10 vent-port adaptor can be used to convert the 1/8 inch BSP(P) female vent-port on
all nEXT pumps to an NW10 flange. An alternative vent-valve to the TAV 5/6 or a vent pipeline may then be fitted to
this flange. See Figure 12.
Figure 12 - Vent-port adaptor
1.
2.
3.
4.
NW10 flange
O-ring
1/8 inch BSP male thread
Removable flow-restrictor
The vent-port adaptor is supplied with a removable flow restrictor and an O-ring to seal the adaptor to the pump. It
is suited for all nEXT pump types.
Also available is an extended vent-port adaptor which is intended for use with the split-flow turbo pumps where the
backing port is too close to the vent-port to allow the standard vent-port adaptor to be used. The extended ventport adaptor is supplied with an O-ring to seal to the pump, NW10 centering ring and NW10/16 clamping ring. Refer
to Figure 13.
Figure 13 - Extended vent-port adaptor
1.
2.
3.
4.
NW10 flange
O-ring
1/8 inch BSP male thread
M5 internal thread
CAUTION
The extended vent-port adaptor is not supplied with a removable flow restrictor. Venting a turbo pump from
atmosphere, through the extended vent-port adaptor, would cause damage to the turbo pump. To vent a turbo
pump when using the extended vent-port adaptor, you must either control the flow-rate to the adaptor or
incorporate a 0.8 mm orifice in the pipeline used to connect to the extended vent-port adaptor.
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The extended vent-port adaptor is best suited to the following pump types.

nEXT240

nEXT300

nEXT400
7.2
Technical data
Table 8 - Vent-port adaptor technical data
Internal diameter
0.8 mm
Flange size
NW10
Item number
B580-66-011
Table 9 - Extended vent-port adaptor technical data
Internal diameter
M5 thread
Flange size
NW10
Item Number
B580-66-028
7.3
Installation
7.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the vent-port adaptor.
If the vent-port adaptor is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the vent-port adaptor together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all
packing materials for inspection. Do not use the vent-port adaptor if it is damaged.
7.3.2
Connect the vent-port adaptor
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait for the pump to stop
rotating.
2. Unscrew and remove the manual vent-valve from the nEXT pump.
3. Refer to Figure 12 and 13. Check that the vent-port adaptor has an O-ring (2) fitted and screw the adaptor into
the 1/8 inch BSP vent-port. Tighten the adaptor so that it seals firmly against the face of the vent-port.
4. Connect your vent pipeline to the NW10 flange (1) of the adaptor with suitable fittings.
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VRX vent-restrictor
8.1
Description
Note:
A VRX vent-restrictor can be fitted in any nEXT vent port or purge port.
Fit a VRX vent-restrictor to your nEXT pump if you will vent the pump when the pump speed is above 50% of full
rotational speed. The vent-restrictor restricts the flow-rate of the vent gas into the nEXT pump.
You can fit the VRX vent-restrictor directly to the inlet of a vent-port adaptor, together with a TAV vent-valve (if
required). Note that you must fit the vent-restrictor before you fit the TAV vent-valve or vent-port adaptor.
8.2
Technical data
Table 10 - Vent-restrictor technical data
VRX
Orifice diameter
Item Number
VRX10
0.1 mm
B580-66-021
VRX20
0.2 mm
B580-66-022
VRX30
0.3 mm
B580-66-023
VRX50
0.5 mm
B580-66-024
VRX70
0.7 mm
B580-66-025
8.3
Installation
8.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the vent-restrictor. The VRX identification number
(Figure 14, item 5) is located on the restrictor base; for example, if you have a VRX20 vent-restrictor, ‘20’ will be
shown on the base of the restrictor.
If the vent-restrictor is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the vent-restrictor together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all packing
materials for inspection. Do not use the vent-restrictor if it is damaged.
8.3.2
VRX vent-restrictor selection
Make sure that you have the correct vent-restrictor for your pump and vacuum system. Refer to your nEXT pump
instruction manual for selection details.
You must not exceed the maximum allowable rate of pressure rise specified in the nEXT pump instruction manual.
8.3.3
Fit the vent-restrictor
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
Use the following procedure to fit the vent-restrictor to a nEXT pump:
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1. Switch off the pump, isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait until the pump has stopped
rotating.
2. Remove the vent-valve or plug from the nEXT pump, or disconnect the vacuum connections from the purge port
as appropriate.
3. Refer to Figure 14. If a vent-restrictor is already fitted, fit a suitable M3 screw into the M3 taped hole (2) in the
restrictor, and then pull the screw to remove the old vent-restrictor.
4. Fit a suitable M3 screw to the new restrictor and push the new restrictor fully into the vent-port or purge port of
the nEXT port.
5. Remove the M3 screw and refit the vent-valve or plug, or reconnect the vacuum connections to the purge port.
Figure 14 - VRX vent-restrictor
1. O-ring
2. M3 tapped hole
3. Sealing washer
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4. Orifice diameter
5. VRX identification number
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WCX water-cooler
9.1
Description
A WCX water-cooler can be fitted to all nEXT pumps, to provide water cooling during pump operation.
Refer to the pump instruction manual to determine the operating conditions under which you must use water cooling.
9.2
Technical data
Table 11 - WCX water-cooler technical data
Item number
B80000815
To fit pump models
All nEXT pumps
Water connection dimensions
Push-fit connectors suitable for 10 mm OD plasic pipe
9.3
Installation
9.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and protective covers and check the WCX water-cooler.
If the water-cooler is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the water-cooler together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all packing
materials for inspection. Do not use the water-cooler if it is damaged.
9.3.2
Fit the water-cooler to the pump
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
1. Switch off the pump. Isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply, and wait until the pump has stopped
rotating.
2. Refer to Figure 2 & 15. Fit the water-cooler to the pump as described below.
9.3.2.1
WCX water-cooler
1. If necessary, remove the old water -cooler from the pump, and retain the fixing screws.
2. Use the screws removed in step 1, or use the two supplied, to secure the new water-cooler to the pump in
position as shown in Figure 2.
3. Push the 10 mm OD plastic tube (not supplied) into the push fit connectors ensuring that they are securely
inserted.
4. Briefly turn on the cooling water supply and check for leaks. Seal any leaks found.
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9.4
Operation
CAUTION
Ensure that the cooling-water flow is correct for the pump operating conditions. Insufficient or excess coolingwater flow can damage the pump.
Refer to your nEXT pump instruction manual for:

The operating conditions under which you must use water-cooling.

The necessary cooling-water supply flow rates and temperatures.
Figure 15 - WCX water-cooling
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Item number
Product description
Quantity
1
Water-cooling block
1
2
M6 x 16 socket cap screw
2
3
Push fit connector 10 OD pipe 1/4 BSP
2
4
Plastic tube 10 OD
ref only
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nEXT Interface Cable
10.1
Description
The nEXT interface cable allows you to connect the serial link of an nEXT Pump to a PC. Serial commands can then
be used to control and monitor the nEXT Pump.
Refer to the pump instruction manual for information on the serial protocol utilisation, including a full serial
command set and details of the required message structure.
10.2
Technical data
Table 12 - nEXT interface cable technical data
Item number
B800-00-808
To fit pump models
All nEXT pumps
Pump connection
15 way female D-type socket (dual-entry back shell)
Supply connection
15 way male D-type plug (single-entry back shell)
PC connection
9 way female D-type socket (single-entry back shell)
10.3
Installation
10.3.1
Unpack and inspect
Remove all packing materials and check the interface cable.
If the interface cable is damaged, notify your supplier and the carrier in writing within three days; state the Item
Number of the interface cable together with your order number and your supplier's invoice number. Retain all
packing materials for inspection. Do not use the interface cable if it is damaged.
10.3.2
Fit the interface cable to the pump
WARNING
Before you install the accessory, ensure that you switch off the pump and disconnect the power
supply as described below.
1. Switch off the pump. Isolate the pump controller from the electrical supply and wait until the pump has stopped
rotating.
2. Disconnect the nEXT pump logic interface cable from the TIC Turbo Instrument Controller or TIC Turbo Controller
or from your own systems, depending upon your connection method.
3. Refer to Figure 16 for the interface cable connection diagram.
4. Connect the 15 way female D-type socket (pump connection) of the interface cable to the nEXT pump logic
interface cable.
5. Connect the 15 way male D-type plug (supply connection) of the interface cable either to the back of the TIC
(refer to the TIC instruction manual for further information) or to the pump connection of your own system,
depending upon your connection method.
6. Connect the 9 way female D-type socket (PC connection) of the interface cable either to the serial port of your
PC or to a suitable USB to RS232 converter, depending upon your PC serial port availability.
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10.4
Operation
WARNING
Ensure that the interface cable is correctly and securely fitted before turning on the power supply
and starting the pump, as described in Section 10.3.2.
Refer to your nEXT pump instruction manual for information detailing pump operation and serial protocol utilisation.
Figure 16 - nEXT interface cable
1. Pump connection
2. Supply connection
3. PC connection
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Maintenance
Edwards nEXT accessories require little user maintenance and contain no user serviceable parts. To maintain the
accessories in normal use, do the appropriate checks below when you maintain the pump.

Check that all mechanical fixings are secure.

Check that any electrical connections are secure.

Check that any electrical supply cables are undamaged.
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