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Cressington Coaters Overview

108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater

for applications where the coating thickness must have a very high degree of uniformity

The 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater with 150mm Ø Chamber

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The 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater is the Special Equipment version of the Automatic Coater Product No. 7003. The 108 Auto/SE is intended for use in applications where the coating thickness must have a very high degree of uniformity. The chamber size has been increased to 150mm diameter to accommodate the Rotary-Planetary-Tilting Stage developed for the 208HR High Resolution Coater model.

The 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater can be fitted with an optional MTM-10 or MTM-20 Thickness Measurement System and the optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting or Rotary-Tilting Stage to accommodate multiple or large samples.


108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater with MTM-20 High Resolution
Thickness Controller and
R-P-T Stage
  Optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting RPT Stage (#9524)
demonstrating variable speed settings and adjustable tilt. Shown with MTM crystal monitor installed, also optional.  
  Optional Rotary-Tilting Stage

108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater Accessories & Consumables
RT Stage for 208 and 108Auto/SE
RT/RPT Stage
108 spares
RVP pump for 108 coaters
Vacuum Systems
sputter targets
single and dual all metal vacuum connection kit
Single & Dual Connection Kits
thickness measurement systems
Thickness Measurement Systems

Specifications for the 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater

Ordering Information
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
7009 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater V2, 115VAC* each P.O.R.
7009-220 108 Auto/SE Sputter Coater V2, 220VAC* each P.O.R.
* The 108 Auto SE Sputter Coater includes: 91110 Gold Target; 7021 Specimen Mount Stage for 12 pin mounts; Telescopic Top Plate Support; 150mm dia. Chamber; Manual Target Shutter; and Operating Instructions.

How do the 108 Auto and the 108 Auto/SE compare?

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
108 Auto/SE
108C Auto Carbon Coater
108 Auto
1. Increased chamber diameter
Chamber size has been increased to permit coating of larger samples. Standard Chamber 150mm diameter x 165mm
150mm Ø 120mm Ø
2. Target shutter
Target shutter has been added to condition special targets prior to coating
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3. Variable chamber geometry (option)
Adjustable chamber height is used to improve coating uniformity and vary the deposition rate from 0.0001 to 1.0nm/sec
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4. Sample stage movements (option)
Separate rotary, planetary and tilting sample movements to optimize coating distribution and coverage.
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5. Superior sputter head design
Stronger magnetic field for improved deposition rate.
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Ted Pella, Inc has been an authorized distributor, including exclusive in the Americas, for the complete range of Cressington vacuum coating systems for over 25 years. Cressington Scientific Instruments Ltd, based in Watford, UK develops, designs and manufactures vacuum coating systems for scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) specimen preparation and thin film research applications. Core competencies of Cressington are vacuum technology, DC magnetron sputtering technology, electron beam evaporation technology for EM, cryo technology for EM and thermal evaporation. The Cressington products range comprises 108 series sputter coaters for standard SEM sample coating, the 108 series carbon coaters for standard EDX coating, the 208HR for field emission SEM (FESEM) sample coating, and the 208C high vacuum turbo carbon coater for TEM/EBSD/microprobe carbon coating. Cressington takes pride in building products which have excellent quality, are compact bench-top systems and are easy to use.