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For small batch production and for the changing needs of research environments—there’s no better choice than the EXPEDITION.

 

Small Batch System: The EXPEDITION

For small batch production and for the changing needs of research environments—there’s no better choice than the EXPEDITION. Compact and economical, the EXPEDITION is flexible enough to support a wide range of coating applications and offers many of the same, state-of-the-art features found in our CITATION I™ series. Though EXPEDITION system sizes and configurations vary with the needs of the application, they’re all designed to maximize coating uniformity and production throughput. Evacuation typically requires only a single cryopump.

A PLC-based control system typically provides all the automation necessary forVPT small box coater - Expedition for R&D and production most EXPEDITION tasks. When necessary, a PC can be used to provide additional capabilities, such as data logging. The EXPEDITION’s graphical user interface allow easy process downloads for completely automated coating runs.

Though smaller and less costly than the CITATION I™ and ADVANTAGE models, every EXPEDITION system is specifically tailored to support your particular small batch or R&D requirements. There’s also a full range of configuration options, including Thermal Evaporation, Electron Beam Evaporation, Electron Beam with Ion Assist and Sputtering. For high accuracy and tight coating specifications, both crystal and automated optical monitoring are available. Substrate fixturing is available in single rotation, planetary and calotte.

 

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EXPEDITION
Small Batch / R & D Systems