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The 280-PO is a stand-alone compact vacuum box coater that deposits a multitude of thin-film coating types on plastic and glass via thermal evaporation processes (PVD). It provides consistent, sophisticated thin-film stacks with intuitive and easy process setup.

MC-280-PO box coater for small-scale production
Satisloh MC-280-PO thin-film PVD box coater for small production
Satisloh MC-280-PO thin-film box coater with shutter closed
Satisloh MC-280-PO EBG crucible for precision optics thin-film coating

Compact box coater for small-scale production and prototyping

Sophisticated technology and coating process flexibility does not need to be reserved to large production facilities. The 280-PO combines great technological equipment with a compact footprint. This makes it ideally suitable not only for small volume lens productions but also for R&D, prototyping, and process development. Just like the other vacuum box coaters from Satisloh it provides optimum throughput and can be customized according to customer requirements.

Flexibility & Efficiency

  • Rapid cycle times with optional Meissner trap water vapor pumping.
  • High temperature and low temperature substrate heating options.
  • Single EBG and optional thermal resistive source.
  • Full dome for optimum throughput.
  • User-friendly HMI control software.
  • Perfect chamber size for small volume production, prototyping, and R&D applications.
Substrate material:Polymers, glasses, others on request
Substrate holder:Dome (sectors or full ringless), flip-over
Capacity:Up to 30 lenses Ø 72 mm
Energy Requirements:400 V, 50/60 Hz, 3P + N + E, 15 kVA
Dimensions (wxdxh):1453 x 1481 x 2124 mm / 57 x 58 x 84 inches
Weight:Approximately 1150 kg / 2535lb

 All technical data are subject to change without notice. Verify details with Satisloh.  

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