Cressington Coaters Overview

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater

for scanning electron microscopy sample preparation and X-ray micro-analysis

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with Ø150mm Chamber

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater has the same technical specifications regarding the carbon coating capabilities as the standard 108C Auto Carbon Coater. The special feature of the Auto/SE is the larger, 150mm outer diameter chamber which will accommodate the optional Rotary Tilting Stage or Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage. The advantage of using the Rotary Planetary Tilting Stage is that highly topographic specimens or larger specimens can be uniformly coated to give better conductivity when performing EDX analysis on such specimens. For more demanding TEM, STEM, EBSD and microprobe applications the 208C High Vacuum Turbo Carbon Coater is the carbon coater of choice.

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

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
108C Auto/SE
108C Auto Carbon Coater
108C Auto
1. Increased chamber diameter
Chamber size has been increased to permit coating of larger samples. Standard Chamber 150mm dia. x 165mm
Ø150mm Ø120mm
2. Variable chamber geometry (option)
Adjustable chamber height is used to improve coating uniformity and vary the deposition rate
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3. Sample stage movements (option)
Separate rotary, planetary and tilting sample movements to optimize coating distribution and coverage.
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The 108 Auto/SE Carbon Coater can be equipped with an optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting or Rotary-Tilting Stage to accommodate multiple or large samples.

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 (RT) Stage

The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater can be fitted with an optional MTM-10 Thickness Measurement System. Resolution is better than 0.1nm for carbon. Careful use of the monitor and evaporation controller gives better reproducibility of coating thickness in the useful 15nm to 25nm range.

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater with MTM-10 Thickness Monitor
MTM-10 Thickness Monitor

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater Accessories & Consumables
RT Stage for 208 and 108Auto/SE
Planetary-Tilting Stage
film thickness monitor MTM10, MTM_10
Thickness Measurement Systems
carbon rods
Carbon & Carbon Shaper
RVP pump for 108 coaters
Vacuum System
& Connections

Specifications for the 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
Spares & Consumables for 108 Series Coaters

Ordering Information

108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
9603 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater, 115V* each P.O.R.
9603-220 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater, 220V* each P.O.R.
*The 108C Auto/SE Carbon Coater includes: specimen table for 12 pin-mounts; operation manual.

Accessories & Options for the 108C Auto/SE
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
Optional Rotary-Planetary-Tilting & Rotary-Tilting Stages
9524 Rotary-Planetary-Tilting (RPT) Stage (variable speed 9V battery powered) each P.O.R.
9660 Rotary-Tilting (RT) Stage (variable speed 9V battery powered) 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
Carbon Fiber Source
9617-F-208 Carbon Fiber source for 108C Auto/SE or 208C each 895.00
*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.