Nebula

Advanced plasma surface treatment systems
The NEBULA plasma surface treatment systems feature large-format vacuum chambers along with many advanced features, all with the reliability of recipe-driven PLC control. With chamber volumes ranging from 50L to 150L, each instrument may be configured with multiple parts tray/electrodes for either horizontal or vertical mounting arrangements.

 

These plasma systems are used for cleaning, adhesion improvement and enhanced wetting of surfaces via plasma surface activation. They are configurable tools that are both robust enough for reliable, repeatable industrial processing and at the same time flexible enough for the research into, and development of, leading-edge plasma processes. Treatments can be performed equally on metals, polymers, composites, glass and ceramics.

A unique feature of each NEBULA system is the addition of an optional monomer dosing inlet. This is a fully automated device for the introduction of a wide range of liquid monomers to produce permanently functionalised surfaces via plasma polymerisation, greatly extending the range of plasma surface treatment possibilities in a single machine.

Chamber capacity & options

The Nebula is available in 30L-150L capacity, the chamber can be customised to suit a wide variety of applications. Standard configurations include;

  • Horizontal/Verticle shelving loading electrodes
  • Rotary drum electrode

Process control

The Nebula System operation is controlled via the Portals software application, a unique and custom piece of software accessible via PC Touch-screen HDMI interface with PLC controller. Feature full recipe control (unlimited recipes) with operator, technician and administrator level logins capabilities.

Monomer delivery

Plasma polymerisation is performed via our automated vapour delivery inlet with monomer reservoir. This allows controlled deposition of a wide range of nano-scale polymer coatings on complex 3D objects. Surfaces can be made permanently wettable or oppositely permanently liquid repellent. Other functional properties include bio-compatibility and anti-microbial.

Benefits

  • Compact stand alone unit
  • User friendly recipe driven interface
  • Unlimited recipes and steps per recipe
  • Fast treatment time
  • Precise & repeatable
  • No hazardous emissions
  • Liquid dosing inlet option

Features

  • 50L – 150L chamber volumes
  • Horizontal, vertical and rotary drum parts tray options
  • Plasma polymerisation inlet
  • PLC control
  • Fully automated, recipe-driven processes

Specifications

Supplier

KRISTIAN FLODSTRÖM Product specialist Surface technology 010-155 03 11