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Solar Panel Installation Opportunity

74kW Solar PV Installation Opportunity. This tender starts on 6th June 2022 and finishes on 24th June 2022. Roof mounted solar PV installation for a Vacuum Engineering & Forensic Equipment manufacturing company in Bristol. Project:  We would like to install solar...

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The new Pfeiffer HiScroll pump

The vacuum industry is full of innovations to meet the needs of modern industry. Like many companies that are switching to ‘dry pumps’ from the traditional oil sealed rotary vane pumps, Pfeiffer have also launched a new scroll pump! This new ‘HiScroll’ has a very...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Updated 6th June 2022 COVID-19 Here at West Technology, we are monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation very closely both in the UK and USA. Our main priority is keeping our customers, suppliers, and staff, along with their families, safe. Our factory is...

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Helium Leak Detection Part 3 – Sniff Testing

On my latest helium leak detection journey, I put down the spray gun and picked up a sniffer probe to enter the world of sniff testing. I teamed up with our specialist leak detector engineer to find out more. Standard or Smart? Left: Smart SnifferRight: Standard...

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**Reconditioned Pump Page Now Live!**

We recently updated our reconditioned pump page with some new features. Have a look by clicking on the link here. We've been really busy at West Technology keeping all of our pumps in tip top condition. Although our pumps are regularly serviced and tested, we wanted...

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Helium Leak Detection Part 2 – Spray Testing

Helium leak detector set up for hard vacuum/spray test I wanted to gain a better understanding of leak testing methods so I decided to put the gloves on and have a go at leak testing myself. Under the supervision of one of our experienced engineers; I turned the leak...

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Helium Leak Detection – How it works? Part 1

I started at West Technology nearly two months ago and I feel that I've learnt so much already about the vacuum industry. During my interview, I remember stumbling over the 'tell us what you know about vacuum' question. So I have decided to create regular 'how it...

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Black Friday is starting early at West Technology!

Here at West Technology, we are getting into the festive spirit early. Maybe its the influx of sugary treats in the office, but our service manager Nick is kindly offering a 15% discount on vacuum servicing until 30th November 2018. Our experienced engineers offer a...

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Phone Lines Are Currently Down

We have been experiencing technical faults with our phone lines this morning and calls aren't coming through to our office. This is due to a network outage issue and our network provider is working hard to correct the issue. Please email our office with your queries...

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Champagne and Cake to Celebrate 25 Years of West Technology

On 23rd October, our team added a few bubbles and fruit cake to their staff meeting to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Over the past 25 years West Technology has gone from strength to strength to provide vacuum services which are tailored to the customer's...

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UK Vacuum Site Service Engineers

Often we mention and promote our ever expanding workshop, where most servicing and manufacturing takes place at West Technology. However, we do offer onsite services for customer's at their facilities, especially if the pump is part of a system. Our professional...

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********BACK TO SCHOOL OFFER*******

FREE INSPECTION FEE  for Vacuum Pumps & Helium Leak Detector services and Gauge Calibration              The British weather has been kind to us this summer but now it is time to go back to school and work, to catch up on the many...

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Vacuum Degassing Systems and Chambers

When thinking of the Vacuum Industry, most people will automatically think industrial or scientific applications. Rarely does the creative and artsy world come into the equation. The truth is that Vacuum is so diverse; it manages to play an important role with artist...

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Service Engineers Fully Equipped….

...... as new Okta 1000 service tools and kit arrives at West Technology factory. This will upgrade and add to our ever expanding range of pumps and leak detector West Technology can service in-house or onsite efficiently and professionally. Okta Root pumps are...

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******Summer SIZZLING HOT SALE**********

On all Reconditioned Vacuum Pumps and Turbos As schools break up and the heat waves continues, we thought we would take the opportunity to remind you that we have a stock of constantly changing Vacuum Pumps and Turbos available for Sale, Loan or Hire. West Technology...

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Rare Busch Mink Vacuum Pumps in for service

It is not every day we see these Busch Mink Pumps come through West Technology doors for service, but Cornelsen, near Bristol have given our service engineering the opportunity to service not x 1 but x 7 Busch Mink Pumps. At first look, it looks as though our...

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West Technology raises a glass for Mr and Mrs Close

Last year in April, we reported of our very own record breaker hot air balloonist, who also popped the question to his girlfriend and on Saturday, we were all invited to share his very special day. The newly weds tied the knot on Saturday 23rd at Wickwar Church on a...

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Service Engineer Excels Twin Catchpot Service

West Technology has a long history of Engineers travelling to customers to service Vacuum Pumps, Helium Leak Detectors and Systems such as a Catchpot. Often the motor way and travelling can become mundane for our engineers, so receiving a glowing report from customers...

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We want to keep in touch!

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law comes into effect on 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, is a really positive step towards you having more control over how your data is used and how you're contacted. The changes will...

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West Technology strives to be Greener

Last year’s ‘Blue Planet’ with everyone’s favourite narrator David Attenborough made quite an impact on the UK. The weekly fascinating document lured us in and finished with the devastating impact we are making in the oceans and the  un-necessary use and consumption...

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WTSL Service Manager Survived Hottest London Marathon EVER!

............ and completing the marathon with his other half! On Sunday, Nick and his wife Susie joined the 40,000 masses for the 38th annual, hottest London Marathon. Temperatures were set to peak to 24.1C on Sunday 22nd April as the marathon was started by the Queen...

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Vacuum Service Engineer position filled.

As some of you may have noticed, we have been looking high and low for a new Vacuum Service Engineer. We have spent months sieving though CV's, meeting the good and the ugly, so now we are pleased to say that we have finally found our guy! It was important to West...

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New ISO9001:2015 now Issued & Easter Opening Times

Before we head of in search of Easter Eggs and to take a small break for the Easter Holidays, we have just had the New ISO9001 Certificate issued, which is available for download by clicking on the link.  ISO9001-2015 QA Certificate 2018-2019 Customers will receive an...

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New Customer Information for Mils Equipment

            Mils Vacuum Pumps and applications have now made it easier to retrieve information quickly and efficiently. Since 1st of January 2018, MIL’S implemented the QR code on each new produced machine. If you have received a new Mils...

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Job Opportunity: Vacuum Service Engineer

Due to a successful period of growth, we are now seeking a Service Engineer to join our modern UK Service Factory. The role includes inspecting, servicing and maintaining a full range of Vacuum pumps in-house at West Technology or offsite on customer site visits....

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Daniel impresses and kicks off January with high standards 

Birthday office traditions vary from office to office. At West Technology members of staff must bring in cake (note the 'must' we are pretty passionate about this)... for the rest of staff to enjoy. Some members of staff often need some gentle reminding and the...

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2017 – Another great year for WTSL

The first official working week of the New Year is coming to a close and we’re all just about getting used to dating documents with 2018. With another very busy year behind us, it is a good time to reflect upon the past 12 months and also look forward to 2018.  ...

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Christmas Closing Dates

Our office will be closed from Friday 22nd December and we reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. May we take this opportunity to wish  all our customers and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.   

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2017 Engineer’s Pfeiffer Training – Livingstone

Last week 4 x West Technology engineers were let loose for a short adventure up North.  Their destination was Livingston in Scotland for training with Pfeiffer. With thanks to Macdonald Houstoun House for such a lovely stay in their beautiful hotel. From looking at...

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Advanced New Machinery for Service Department

A few weeks ago, we reported on our new racking, which has helped make the Vacuum Pump  Service department an organised and well run department. Following the new racking; West Technology has now invested in new advanced machinery, which will allow West Technology’s...

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Making deals at Vacuum Expo

Earlier this month at the Vacuum Expo 2017, Roger and Ian were not only representing West Technology but were also making deals and presenting a Purchase Order to Gavin Watts from Pfeiffer Vacuum UK (see picture below). The total value of the Purchase Order came to...

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New Racking – Reconditioned pumps ready for distribution

Last week our workshop played host to Rapid Racking who supplied our brand new racking, to store our Reconditioned Vacuum Pumps. This also brings us a perfect opportunity for our engineers to test each pump before welcoming it to its new pigeon hole home; these pumps...

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Edwards nXDS Scroll Pumps coming through servicing doors

Our Vacuum Engineers have already started seeing the new Edwards nXDS, which takes over from the Edwards XDS. The improved pump offers increased pumping speeds and lower ultimate pressures, lower power consumption and lower noise - up to 20 times quieter than other...

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End of Summer Offer

            As everyone gets back to work, school and the general grind after the summer, we start to prioritise our work load to get back to the daily routine. We thought that we would make this easy for you and offer Free Collection...

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John & Welch ChemStar is Star of Summer.

John, who joined us 2nd March 2017 has shown us his skill and determination. As well as visiting customers, old and new he has also provided purchase order after purchase order. The most popular order he has had is for the Welch (Gardner Denver) Dry ChemStar...

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A Weekly Diary of a Leak Detection Engineer

So far 2017 has brought us a boom in Leak Testing. This has mostly fallen on Ben Close, who has been mentioned before in a previous West Technology news article. To showcase what West Technology can offer in regards to leak detection and testing, we asked Ben what can...

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Happy Thirtieth Birthday to Eleigh!

Another Big Birthday in the West Technology office! Eleigh - who is our forensic scientist turned the grand old age of 30yrs old yesterday. The occasion was marked by a big inflatable unicorn and goodies, which was provided by her colleagues. Knowing Eleigh we guessed...

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Work Experience 2017

              Last week we had Harry Ellis, son of our expert Leak Detector Engineer, Richard Ellis. Harry who is 15yrs old decided (maybe told) to come and learn a thing or two from his old man at West Technology. As well as...

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Dave Williams turns the grand old age of 60!

‘I’m 60 now’, ‘This is what happens when you turn 60’, ‘You’re only 60 once’.. are all phrases we are getting used to hearing around the office. According to West Technology’s oldest member and longest serving employee, Dave says he can now use these excuses as much...

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Pfeiffer Vacuum for Life Exhibition

It was a quiet day in the office last week when John – West Technologies Sales Engineer, Nick – Service Manager, Roger – Sales Director and Ian – Managing Director went to Pfeiffer’s ‘Vacuum for Life’ Exhibition at the Jaguar Plant in Birmingham. Certain members of...

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Testimonial for Leak Testing & Professional Engineering

Often at West Technology, you can hear the whispers of other engineers and staff trying to figure out if Ben – our service engineer is still employed by West Technology/alive. Why? Because Ben has become our most professional Leak Testing engineer and constantly seems...

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New MVP DC Diaphragm Pump series

Pfeiffer’s diaphragm pumps are already an ideal backing pump for Pfeiffer Vacuum turbopumps. This is thanks to their compact designs and pumping speed ranging from 0.25 to 4.3m3/h, working completely without oil. This makes them suitable for all jobs where a clean,...

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Thumbs up for our winning Service Engineer

We were all ready to welcome Bradley, our Service Engineer back into the workshop. This was after hearing of Bradley's win at Minety RFC 7's tournament at the weekend. We tried to celebrate Bradley's Rugby Triumph with giving him more pumps to be serviced. Inspection...

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Pfeiffer Press Release on Duo Line Two-Stage Rotary Vane Pumps

Pfeiffer's new press release with ComVac 2017, announces that the Duo-line Rotary Vane Pumps are now environmentally friendly, with new improved water vapour tolerance and reduced operating noise. The Duo Line is already considered as a high-performance rotary vane...

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West Technology has a London Marathon Champion

  We welcomed our Service Manager Nick back into the office today, after a well-deserved Monday off after completing the London Marathon on Sunday. The 26.2 miles was completed in 4hr 20 minutes and 17 seconds. This was a personal best for Nick, beating his...

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West Technology boasts its very own World Record Breaker

Kent blue skies were a mass of colourful balloons on the morning of April 7th 2017. Nearly 100 Hot Air Balloons set off on their voyage to cross the channel to Northern France in the attempt to break the world record, which was previously set in 2011.  Amongst the 100...

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APRIL OFFER: FREE COLLECTION & DELIVERY

This month West Technology is offering free collection and delivery for Vacuum pumps, Helium Leak Detectors and Gauges. This applies for service only, saving customers on average estimate of £70.00. ‘Spring’ into action and take advantage of this offer by clicking on...

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Spring clean for WTSL Loan Vacuum pumps

With the spring sun shining through our office windows last week (well, for just 2 x days), it has inspired our Engineers to have a good sort out of our Loan vacuum pumps. Adam, Bradley and Rich have been sorting the good from the bad and ensuring each pump is giving...

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New Sales Engineer Recruited

This week the vacuum service and sales team welcomes John Hicks to the office. When in the office, John will be joining Polly, Nick and Alison upstairs taking care of sales and customers. John has previously worked in sales for  the technology and finance industries....

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Brand New Mils Evisa 40.R HV Vacuum Pump SOLD!

Towards the end of last year Alison, our Service Administrator, took a call from a company called TNT Supplements. They were seeking advice on an old vacuum pump that was causing problems. As TNT Supplements are local, West Technologies Sales Director Roger was able...

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Pfeiffer ASM340 Helium Leak Detector

West Technology Vacuum, an authorised distributor of Pfeiffer Vacuum, is delighted to report on the continuing popularity of the ASM340 Helium Leak Detector. During the calendar year 2016 West Technology Vacuum received orders for over twenty ASM340’s to be used in a...

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West Technology welcomes new Driver and New Van!

We are pleased to welcome Pete as our newest member of West Technology, taking on the role of our Driver. Pete is originally from London and is now settling into the West Country life after making the move a few years ago. Previously Pete was delivering furniture up...

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Helium Leak Detection Training Course

Two of our engineers, Ben Close and Richard Ellis, were fortunate enough to attend a week long course at Pfeiffer's Training Centre in Livingston, Scotland. The course was led by Dr Rudi Konwitschny who is a world renowned expert in helium leak detection. The course...

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One Year In Our New Factory

    It seems incredible that we have been in our new building for exactly one year! As the photo montage above shows we are enjoying life in our new factory especially the generous space we now have to build our vacuum and forensic systems. Every part of the...

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Helium Leak Detection

     West Technology are a recognised expert in helium leak detection. We can offer all the different types of helium leak detection test methods including helium spray, helium bombing, sniffing and global hard vacuum. These types of helium leak testing can be used...

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New Service Engineer

We continue to strengthen our Service Dept. with the appointment of Ben Close.                 Ben is a fully qualified engineer and has a wealth of experience in mechanical engineering. He  will join Adam, Rich and Bradley in...

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WTSL Pool Champion!

Adam wins the inaugural WTSL Pool Tournament We christened our new pool table by staging a knockout tournament. Most of the staff entered, even those who had never (allegedly!) played before! There were many hotly contested matches before Will and Adam played the best...

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Happy New Year!

We wish all our customers a very Happy New Year! We are now back to our normal business opening hours: Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm.

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Central Vacuum Systems for Laboratories

The Problem: Your laboratory has a variety of applications e.g. rotary evaporation, distillation or freeze drying where the central vacuum system must be powerful and deliver a good ultimate vacuum pressure. So you want to choose an oil seal rotary vane vacuum pump...

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We Are in Our New Factory!

News from West Technology Vacuum Engineering+Servicing. We are proud to announce that our new purpose built office, forensic laboratory and production facility is completed. Visit us today and see Vacuum Pumps, Helium Leak Detectors and more in action and discover...

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