Low Pressure Plasma Systems - Treating and modifying surfaces • Research and manufacturing systems
Thierry Plasma has two plasma technology systems: Low-pressure plasma and Atmospheric pressure plasma. In the low-pressure plasma systems, plasma is generated in a chamber that has been evacuated and then injected with small amounts of gas; usually oxygen, argon, hydrogen, nitrogen or air. This gas changes phase and becomes plasma. Low-pressure systems function in batch mode where they can treat several surfaces at once which is optimal for research and development. Batch mode is ideal for several types of substrates and can treat the surface of three-dimensional objects with many complex geometries. Low-pressure plasma systems are a vital tool in treating surfaces, whether it be cleaning, activating, etching or coating.
Types of Low Pressure Plasma Systems
Low pressure plasma systems come in different sizes with different characteristics. Thierry offers Low pressure plasma systems that come in entry-level, production and industrial classes. Entry-level plasma systems are a cost effective option. These machines have chamber sizes that reach up to 10 liters and are used for more basic plasma treatments such as cleaning and activation. Production level low pressure plasma systems selections include Femto, Pico, Nano and Tetra. These names describe the size of the machine and how large of a batch it can treat. They range from a Femto, which has two liter chamber, up to a Tetra which has 30, 50, 100 and 150 liter chamber options. These machines have varying control choices. Some have semi-automatic control, while others are PC-controlled and have a display screen that allows you to adjust the settings of the low pressure plasma to the exact specifications you may need.
To learn more about the use of plasma in manufacturing, please read our eBook titled "Manufacturer’s Surface Activation Guide for Improved Adhesion."