Dallas, Texas 12/04/2013 (Financialstrend) – On Tuesday, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) introduced the new IDP-15 Dry Scroll Pump. This pump features an isolated, hermetic design. It has a pumping speed of 60 Hz at 15.4 cubic meters/ hour. It provides a rapid pump-down and is perfect for use in analytical instrumentation, academic, research and industrial applications.
The IDP-15 is exceptionally vibration-free and quiet and the single-sided scroll design is what makes it very cost-effective. It needs just 1 simple annual-maintenance. This new pump replaces the popular TriScroll 300, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A)’s earlier Dry Scroll Pump. It will also be available in a 2nd– inverter-driven pump towards the end of the year. That particular instrument will have a variable-speed operation, global voltage-compatibility and optional remote-control.
University of North Texas’ associate professor of chemistry, Dr. Guido Verbeck said that he recommends the IDP-15 very highly and it can be used with plasma and mass spectrometry instruments. Verbeck is using the IDP-15 in his high-vacuum instrument-laboratory. He added that its pump-down speed highly -exceeded their expectations, and that the base-pressure was 5 times less than the similar traditional rotary-vane pump.
In Tuesday’s trading session, Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) dipped by 0.53%. The shares had an opening price of $52.92, which rose to the intraday high of $53.17 and headed to close at $52.93. Around 2.48 million shares were exchanged on Tuesday and an average-volume of 2.45 million shares were exchanged over 30 days. The 52-week low of Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) shares is $37.69 and the 52-week high is $55.74. The company has a market capitalization of $17.63 billion.
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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) is a measurement-company that provides bio-analytical & electronic measurement-solutions to the electronics, communications, life sciences & chemical-analysis industries. In the fiscal year that ended on 31st Oct 2011 the company had 3 business segments- one- electronic measurement business, two- chemical analysis business & three- life sciences business.