LEYBOLD OPTICS SECHigh flexibility thanks to an advanced evaporator station
The evaporator station consists of a conventional aluminum or copper evaporator, coupled with a zinc-sulfide evaporator. The evaporators can either be used as single sources or simultaneously for special applications, making the LEYBOLD OPTICS SEC the perfect match for a diverse range of uses.
High productivity and consistent quality due to unique evaporators and plasma pre-treatment
- The zinc-sulfide evaporator for holographic applications consists of several directly heated metal crucibles. Individual control combined with the low mass of the crucibles is the foundation for the system’s outstanding performance in terms of layer uniformity. The productivity of the evaporator has been significantly optimized due to an innovative crucible arrangement and a huge capacity.
- Plasma pre-treatment is used to maintain consistent substrate quality prior to processing and to obtain the best product properties. Using the powerful unit, even at maximum speeds, the surface of the plastic substrates is activated by the reactive plasma – a prerequisite for improved layer adhesion. In addition to this feature, plasma pre-treatment also provides further valuable properties such as neutralization, drying and cleaning of the substrates prior to metalizing.
Improved quality control thanks to ISS technology
Bühler Leybold Optics’ proprietary ISS technology provides maximum control over process results and hence guarantees product quality with unprecedented efficiency. The sensor measures complete layer cross-profiles in real-time with a high clock rate, even at maximum process speeds and across the entire range of applications. ISS is the unrivaled reference technology in high-speed roll-to-roll, 100% in-situ, quality control.