Cressington Coaters Overview

108 Manual Sputter Coater

ideal for sample preparation for scanning electron microscopy

sputter coater sample preparation

108 Manual Sputter Coater with Ø120mm Chamber

The 108 Manual Sputter Coater is an ideal system for sample coating with Au of non-conducting samples for standard SEM or tabletop SEM imaging. The economical desktop unit is simple to operate, offers rapid pumpdown times, fine grain coatings and negligible sample heating. The safety interlocked sputtering supply is fully variable and the sputter current setting is not influenced by the vacuum level. Cool, fine-grain sputtering is achieved with a very efficient low voltage DC magnetron head.

Although it is our simplest coater, this model has an excellent specification:

  • This coater is ideal for routine SEM sample preparation. It is compact, economical and simple to operate. It offers rapid pumpdown times, fine-grain coatings and negligible sample heating.
  • The standard manual coater has fully variable current control, precision needle valve, digital process timer with "pause", variable height specimen table, hinged top plate and O-ring sealed vacuum chamber.
  • Sputtering is achieved with an efficient DC magnetron. A quick-change target allows for a range of metals to be used. (Au, Au:Pd). Au target is included as standard.
  • The current controller allows independent choice of sputter current and argon pressure. Coverage and grain size are optimized for any specimen.
  • The safety interlocked sputtering supply is fully variable; setting the sputter current is not influenced by vacuum level.

For an automated sputtering system,
please see the 108 Auto Sputter Coater.

108 auto sputter coater

108 Manual Sputter Coater Accessories & Consumables
RT Stage for 208 and 108Auto/SE
Rotary-Tilting Stage
film thickness monitor MTM10, MTM_10
Thickness Measurement Systems
sputter targets
RVP pump for 108 coaters
Vacuum System
& Connections

Spares & Consumables for 108 Series Coaters
Specifications for the 108 Manual Sputter Coater

Ordering Information

108 Manual Sputter Coater
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
6002 108 Manual Sputter Coater,115VAC* each P.O.R.
6006 108 Manual Sputter Coater, 220VAC* each P.O.R.
*The 108 Manual Sputter Coater includes: 91110 Gold Target, (57mm dia. x 0.1mm); 7021 Specimen Mount Stage for 12 pin mounts; Operating Instructions.

Accessories & Options for the 108 Manual
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
Vacuum Pump & Connections
92080 Rotary Vane Pump RVP 100-3.5, 6m³/hr, 115volts, 50/60Hz each $1395.00
92080-220 Rotary Vane Pump RVP 100-3.5, 6m³/hr, 230volts, 50/60Hz each 1395.00
92080-108 All Metal Connection Kit each 390.00
891-31 PELCO® Ultra 19 Rotary Pump Oil each 17.80
92061 Exhaust Filter, Max Flow Rate 3CFM, without adapter, 1/2" male NPT thread each 160.75
9611 Filter for Venting Inlet, complete with 1/4" hose each 14.25
896 PELCO Bell Jar Kleen™, 14 oz. each 14.36
7032 Argon Pressure Regulator Kit, including dual stage pressure regulator, 3m gas hose and 2 hose clips for 6mm tube fittings each 610.00
Optional Rotary Tilting Stage
7050 108 Rotary Tilting Stage for Cressington 108 Auto and 108 Manual Sputter Coaters each P.O.R.
9631 9VDC Converter Kit for 108 RT #7050, RT #9660, and RPT #9524 Stages 100-240VAC 50/60Hz each 110.00
Optional MTM-10 Thickness Monitor
93004 MTM-10 High Resolution Thickness Monitor System* 110VAC, 50/60Hz each 2475.00
93004-220 MTM-10 High Resolution Thickness Monitor System* 220VAC, 50/60Hz each 2475.00
93008 Replacement Crystals for MTM-10/20 each 42.00
93009 Replacement Crystals for MTM-10/20 each 93.30
*The MTM-10 High Resolution Thickness Monitor System include: MTM Controller Box, BNC Cable, Oscillator, Vacuum feedthrough; Cables; Crystal holder, test crystal; Instructions

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.