Safematic CCU-010 HV high vacuum carbon coater
Automatic, high vacuum carbon coating - including 50-run carbon evaporation capabilities
The Safematic CCU-010 HV sets new standards for EM carbon coating with impressive high vacuum performance which ensures carbon coating quality that is optimal for both SEM and TEM applications. A self-contained plug-in-style carbon evaporation head module deliver unsurpassed ease of use and servicing - plus there is an easy upgrade path to high resolution sputtering by the addition SP-010 sputter coating module.
The glass vacuum chamber is 120mm in diameter and has a handy vertical graduated scale to help set the height of the specimen stage. An implosion guard with safety monitoring is also fitted.
CCU-010 HV carbon coater highlights
- fully automatic carbon coating for SEM and TEM
- self-contained, plug-in style coating modules - easy upgrade to high resolution sputtering
- integral, oil-free, high vacuum turbomolecular pumping
- up to 50 carbon evaporation coating runs before source change
- dual-location quartz crystal film thickness measurement - fitted as standard
- intuitive, touch-screen control - rapid data input, simple operation
Carbon coating module - sequential carbon evaporation and glow discharge
A highlight of the Safematic carbon coating module (CT-010) is the novel carbon fibre evaporation system - featuring a patented, automatic carbon fibre spooling system. This allows up to 50 coating runs without the need to change the carbon source – a huge advantage over labour intensive “single shot” carbon coating system.
A primary application of the glow discharge attachment (100004) is the hydrophobic-hydrophilic post-treatment of carbon support films. Conveniently both carbon coating and glow discharge treatment can be done sequentially - without the inconvenience of having to “break” vacuum and exchange process heads.
For details of carbon fibre cord please see: carbon fibre cord.
Dual-position film thickness monitor
A dual-position film thickness monitor (FTM) measurement system monitors and terminates the coating process at a user-defined thickness. The plug-in monitoring quartz crystal and holder can be moved between the centre of the specimen stage and the outside, to accommodate different specimen sizes.
Integrated, oil-free, high vacuum pumping
The CCU-010 HV has a fully integrated Pfeiffer Hi Pace 80 turbomolecular backed by a compact Vacuubrand MD1 Vario-SP membrane pump . Fitted into the main console of the CCU-010 LV, this oil-free pumping system helps to deliver class-leading vacuum performance (to 2 x 10-6mbar) whilst considerably reducing the instrument’s footprint (35 x 55cm).
Rotating and rotary planetary specimen stages
The CCU-010 HV includes a static height and tilt angle adjustable plug-in style 80mm diameter specimen stage. For specimens requiring rotation the optional RS-010 rotation stage is available. For specimens with very irregular surfaces, or for particulates and spheres, the PS-010 rotary planetary stage is recommended.
Coating LAB option - getting the most from your coating data
Offers easy access to coating and process data. The Windows-based software allows access to all the key data - pressure, current, voltage, coating rate, coating thickness and specimen temperature - as real-time curves. The coater is connected to a PC using an integrated USB interface, whilst the Coating LAB automatically establishes a connection to the coater. Password protected tools for configuring the system and updating the firmware are included. For more details see: Coating LAB.
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Selecting a coater
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Dimensions (unpacked): L 570 x W 360 x H 350mm. 25kg
Glass cylinder: Ø 120mm (DN 100 ISO-KF compatible)
Implosion guard: Plastic splinter shield around the glass cylinder
Targets: Ø 54mm and thickness up to 3mm
Coating time: 0.5 to 990s
Coating current 10-100mA
Pumping: Integrated, oil-free turbomolecular and membrane pumps
Ultimate vacuum: <2 x 10-6 mbar
Vacuum measurement: Pirani and cold cathode gauges
Display: 115 x 86mm, TFT graphical display
Specimen stage: Ø 80mm, height adjustment 0-50mm, tilt 0-45°
Film thickness measurement: Dual-position film thickness monitoring system. Piezoelectric crystal: frequency 6MHz, Ø 14mm, thickness 0.4mm.
Electrical: Plug C14, 90-260VAC, 47-63 Hz, 500W
Process gas connections: Process gas: Ø 6mm, venting gas: Ø 6mm, plasma gas: Ø 6mm
Electrical: Connector socket C13, secured with 10A therm. circuit breaker
coating base unit
Coating module and glow discharge options
Specimen stages and Coating LAB
Spare carbon fibre