In modern technologies, vacuum coating has become indispensable in many applications. When developing new products it is required to experimentally develop suitable coating processes. Laboratory testing of these processes is an important part of such a development process. For use in research and development as well as for pilot production facilities, Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum has developed a family of universal UNIVEX experimentation systems. Their application extends chiefly within the area of vacuum coating technology as well as experiments in the area of vacuum process engineering. The universal experimentation systems are based on a modern modular concept.
Upgrading or retrofitting is easily possible. The most important benefits of this modular concept:
■ Universally usable for almost all vacuum coating processes
■ Uncomplicated to operate
■ Easy retrofitting and upgrading
■ Modern vacuum technology with turbopump or cryogenic pump systems The universal experimentation systems from Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum are dived into one of three types: bell jar, chamber and cluster systems.