µCoater is a benchtop spin coater very easy to use and full of features, it includes an integrated vacuum system with a rotating vacuum chuck for holding the substrates to coat while spinning. You don't need an external vacuum pump. it's integrated inside.
It has an all metal body construction (steel and aluminum) with a polypropylene vacuum chuck, the inside of the spinning bowl is coated with a PTFE based material which is very easy to clean.
It uses a high quality outrunner brushless motor. These type of motors are very efficient and have very low static friction resulting in a long lifetime.
It has a full color TFT LCD screen with a very simple to use and not cluttered graphical user interface where you can save multiple spinning programs.
Each program can have several spinning steps with different speeds, accelerations and spinning times per step.
The vacuum pump is also controlled from the user interface.
The spin coating process is one of the best ways to deposit thin films of coating materials on substrates. Usually a small amount of the coating material is applied on the center of a substrate and then it's rotated at high speed in a controlled manner, resulting on a homogeneous film on the substrate.
This technology is typically used for the application of photosensitive materials for microfabrication applications, for the deposit of nanoparticles and nanotubes or for sol-gel processes. Of course you can use our spin coater for any process you need it.
The µCoater has a vacuum chuck with a pump inside its body. You don't need external connections other than the power plug, making it ideal for a glovebox.
This kind of motor is very reactive and efficient, allowing for a smaller overall design and higher speeds and accelerations.
The full color LCD screen allows for a very intuitive usage of the µCoater.
Max speed 10000 rpm
Min speed 500 rpm
Max acceleration 5000 rpm/s
Max time per step 1000 s
Includes an integrated vacuum pump
Vacuum chuck o-ring diameter 36 mm
Vacuum chuck external diameter 45 mm
Spinning bowl internal diameter 180 mm
Chuck adapters with o-rings of different diameters can be provided (adapters shown on the picture: 3.5mm, 22 mm)
The chuck works perfectly with small 5x5mm fragments and up to 100mm wafers changing the adapter.
TFT-LCD full color graphical user interface
Context-based navigation with buttons and a rotary encoder
10 different programs
Up to 7 steps per program
Each step has it's own speed, acceleration and time.
Frame: Sheet steel
Bowl coating: PTFE
Chuck: Polypropylene (Optional: Aluminum)
Chuck accesories: Polypropylene (Optional: Aluminum)
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