Production Scale Plasma Treatment System - PS350
Production Scale Plasma System
The PS 350 Production Plasma System provides complete organic contamination removal without wet chemical problems. Built for the rigor of daily manufacturing use, the PS 350 is designed with durability, performance, and efficiency in mind; using only the highest quality components.
AST Products, Inc. has long had a core business in plasma processing. Cold gas plasma is an energetic process utilizing electrical energy to transform very small amounts of innocuous gases into very chemically reactive and aggressive plasma. The gas plasma interacts with solid surfaces placed in the same environment, causing modification of the molecular structure to create the desired surface properties. Since plasma processing works without using hazardous chemicals, it is environmentally friendly and provides a safe workspace.
Plasma Systems provide highly effective cleaning and surface treatment to almost any material without changing the bulk properties.
Plasma Processing Capabilities
Surface Cleaning: Oxygen plasma treatment is a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional cleaning methods.
Adhesion Promotion: Improving adhesion between two surfaces is a common application. Good adhesion requires strong interfacial forces via chemical compatibility and/or chemical bonding.
Improved Biocompatibility: Biomaterials that come in contact with blood or protein require special surface treatments to enhance biocompatibility.
Enhanced Performance: Surface crosslinking is often used to enhance the performance of polymers.
Unimpeded work volume: W 13” x H 21” x D 28”
Primary plasma configuration
Patented power distribution
4 removable tempered glass shelves (9 slots available)
RF- and UV-shielded view port
Dielectric isolation of electrodes (prevents RF interaction with chamber walls)
Front-to-back laminar distributed gas flow
1. PROCESS TIME 2. PRESSURE 3. GAS FLOW 4. RF POWER
Key switch selects PROGRAMMING modes
Screen Displays indicate SYSTEM ALARMS, PROCESS STATUS And ACTIVE PARAMETERS
Self-diagnostics displayed automatically
Automatic error checking of gas flows pressure, RF, forward and reflected power
An “out-of tolerance” puts the process in HOLD, sounds alarm, displays an error message
Three gas lines available with individual mass flow controllers (optional) and isolation valves
Fast and slow vent controls
Light tower for visual signaling
RF Generator/Automatic Impedance Matching Network
0-600 watt, 13.56 MHz, solid-state generator
Automatic impedance matching network with fast automatic tuning
Power Distribution Module
Distributes power to all components
Separate circuit breaker for main power
SYSTEM OFF, EMERGENCY OFF (EMO) button, OPTIONAL PUMP PACKAGES
Turn-key installation when purchased from AST (includes flexible plumbing and all fittings)
50 cfm two stage rotary vane pump (or alternative, high-capacity 180 cfm roots blower package) with integral connection to process controller
EMERGENCY OFF button at system control and on the pump shuts down both system and pump
Pump option for lubricating with inert oil
Optional External filtration system with pressure gauge
Optional oil-mist separator
Integral pump starter with control panel (on blower packages)
System Dimensions: H72” x W25” x D24”
Electrical Power: 208 VAC, 3Ø, 20 Amp
Gas inputs are 1/4” compression fittings. Regulated dry air with an inlet pressure greater than 65 psig to be supplied by the user to quick disconnect or 1/4 compression fittings
Vacuum: Adequately-rated, sealed exhaust line at 50 cfm connected to pump with a 2” ID KF-40 fitting