These systems enable many types of plasma treatments to improve manufacturing of products when the process includes bonding, painting, sealing, printing or coating.
Low Pressure Plasma Systems are specialized vacuum system components designed, assembled and operated for the specific process of producing plasma chemistry safely and repeatedly.
Plasma systems can clean, activate, etch, or coat surfaces in ways not achievable by other surfacing technologies. Different types of plasma systems are required for each application, therefore, there are low pressure and atmospheric pressure systems – as well as variations in size and design. Learn how each type of plasma system is used.
In low pressure plasma systems, plasma is generated in an evacuated chamber containing small metered amounts of the desired process gas. This low pressure volume of process gas is then exposed to a source of energy. This source of energy dissociates the molecular structure of the gas causing a percentage of the gas to be converted to a chemically reactive state on an atomic level to implement the desired process chemistry to process your part.
Three-dimensional parts are easily treated. Two or more steps can be conducted successively, such as surface cleaning and surface coating, or cleaning, etching, and activating a device.
Atmospheric plasma systems allow for a truly continuous plasma process. The plasma applicator is connected to the supply unit with a flexible umbilical. This allows for easy integration into existing robotic controlled manufacturing lines or hand manipulated systems. While the plasma cleans and activates the surface, the jet provides an additional cleaning effect by blowing away loose particles.
With Atmospheric PlasmaBeam technology, the system operates without a chamber. Instead, the plasma is generated within a nozzle (the plasma applicator) and expelled by a jet of compressed air. As a result, the plasma produced works well for directed in-line manufacturing applications.
Custom plasma systems can implement your plasma process needs while fitting into your existing manufacturing lines. Every manufacturing process is different and so are the needs for custom sized low pressure plasma systems. Many manufacturers require a custom built system to accommodate their unique specifications.
Manufacturers should consider the two main aspects when deciding which system is best. The amount of materials to be treated and the size of the parts to be treated. We have the ability to produce custom systems up to 40,000 liters for large device processing.
The process of manufacturing a low pressure plasma system requires a strong understanding of vacuum chambers and vacuum related components. This source of industrial hardware is in demand by industry and research teams that perform work that is not specifically plasma related. A well designed, and industry tested line of vacuum chambers and related products are available to satisfy this market need.
These low pressure custom vacuum chambers are commonly used in high altitude testing, material drying, or out gasing, just to name a few. These chambers have very easy programming and control systems that make operation straightforward.