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The HEX Benchtop PVD System

Discover A Unique Benchtop Coating System

The process of depositing thin film coatings on substrate materials is made easy with the HEX coating system. This physical vapour deposition (PVD) system uses electricity and heat to coat the surface of a chosen material with a durable, anti-corrosive film.

The HEX machine has many development applications. For example, a manufacturer may use this coating system to produce consumer products, including solar cells, medical equipment, and semiconductors. The HEX system is also capable of preparing samples for research analysis.

The HEX coating system is highly flexible and user-friendly. The device features an 80 l/s pump with a capacity to hold 100 mm sample sizes. An operator can upgrade their HEX machine with an integrated syringe pump, nozzle, and a 150-mm multi-sample holder for small-volume production. This ultrasonic coating system consists of several other durable components, ensuring consistent results during every deposition process.

The HEX benchtop PVD system

Expand Your Range of Deposition Capabilities

HEX ultrasonic coating systems are lightweight and equipped with six modular aluminium panels, gas and liquid pump ports, and a full range of customisable nozzle features. Regardless of their chosen applications, users can quickly reconfigure and repair components on HEX systems without hassle.

TAU E-Beam Evaporation Source

TAU E-beam technology applies a concentrated, high-voltage electron burst to the target material, combined with a low-voltage tungsten filament to create evaporation. TAU E-Beam equipment regulates thermal energy, keeping the ultrasonic spray coating at a low temperature during production. These systems are practical when using materials with high melting points.

Fission DC and RF Sputtering Source

The bench-top HEX machine allows users to alternate between RF and DC sputtering without long latency. This ultrasonic coating fission system provides sputtering for hard metals, insulators, and magnetic materials.

Additionally, this equipment has an impulse magnetron ultrasonic spray capability (HiPIMS) that can process substrates with ions instead of neutral atoms.

ORCA Organic Evaporation Source

The organic evaporator is a small component that fits inside the chamber of the bench-top ultrasonic spray coating system. It utilises active cooling to balance the heating process and ensure stability.

ORCAs support a temperature range of 50-600 degrees Celsius and can operate in tandem with E-beam evaporation and thermal evaporation sources.

TES Thermal Evaporation Source

Thermal evaporation sources are ideal for the small-volume production of basic materials. Unlike other methods, this ultrasonic coating process does not rely on a gas nozzle and will perform well under high vacuum conditions. HEX systems can support thermal boat volumes of 1 cc to 5 ccs.

Exploded view of the HEX benchtop PVD system

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Fully-Customisable Configuration

The HEX is compatible with a range of different sources, so you can choose the best setup for your needs, budget and project requirements. Take a look at the different sources we offer below.

TAU E-Beam Evaporation System

ORCA Organic Evaporation System

TES Thermal Evaporation System

FAQs About The HEX Benchtop PVD System

Thin film deposition works by vaporising a target material in a vacuum with an ultrasonic spray coating and depositing it into a substrate. The earliest use of the sputtering technique dates back to the mid-1800s [4]. Bench-top HEX systems equipped with sputtering and evaporation sources make the process manageable, allowing developers and researchers to fill their quotas on time.

Learn more about thin film deposition.

The bench-top HEX machine supports four primary ultrasonic coating techniques:

  • Sputtering (including RF and DC magnetron sputtering)
  • Thermal evaporation
  • E-beam evaporation
  • Organic evaporation.

An operator can use one or multiple techniques within a single process chamber, depending on their chosen applications. The HEX robot system is also versatile, making it easy to switch out ultrasonic nozzles and other pump features.

An ultrasonic spray coating can protect pipes and car suspensions from rust. They can also improve performance of robot components and cutting tools by increasing strength and durability. Ultrasonic spray coatings can reinforce the functional layers of architectural materials, reducing utility costs in large office buildings. Learn about thin film applications.tting tools. Ultrasonic spray coatings can reinforce the functional layers of architectural materials, reducing utility costs in large office buildings. Learn about thin film applications.

The HEX system is compact and suitable for mobile applications. It can support multiple ultrasonic nozzles and coating processes. It can be used in academic and R&D settings to learn about spray pyrolysis, photoresist coatings, and more.

Contact Korvus Technology Ltd online to learn more about the benchtop HEX system.