Machinery | Sheet Based

FOM Technologies provides high-quality sheet based Slot-Die coating machines produced in Scandinavia.
Our cutting edge equipment enables researchers, scientists and professionals, to discover, develop and
commercialise new functional materials for a cleaner and more sustainable world. We strive hard to ensure
that our products always are innovative, reliable and cost-effective.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL | FOM vectorSC

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL | FOM vectorSC

 

  • Slot-die coating and drying in a single compact and versatile system
  • Substrates up to 300x200 mm (A4-sized)
  • Coating stripe widths from 1 to 100 mm, stripe lengths up to 300mm
  • Coating speeds up to 5 m/min
  • Precise control of all coating parameters – pump rate, coating speed, coating gap and drying temperature
  • Precision, reliable coating capability designed for R&D

 

ROBUST SLOT-DIE SHEET COATING SYSTEM

The system was designed for fast and easy coating of functional materials in laboratories working to develop novel materials, test device structures and process devices for performance testing. It is intended for solution processed thin-film coatings of functional materials, for example related to solar (OPV, perovskites, CIGS), lighting, sensing and energy storage applications.

STEP UP FROM SPIN COATING

The coater is the appropriate next step from spin coating to- wards medium-scale processing where rigid substrates are required. It offers a compact setup easily positionable in a fume hood. The supplied syringe pump and specially designed slot-die heads allow you to precisely control your wet-film thickness and keep material consumption to a minimum.

SIMPLE HANDLING AND ALIGNMENT

Both flexible and rigid substrates up to 300x200 mm can be freely positioned on the sample holder and secured by activating the vacuum suction. The across-coating registration of subsequent layers is easily set by the adjustment the lateral position of the slot-die head. Together with high accuracy metapor composite heated chuck, this provides robust, flexible and repeatable con- struction of your device architecture.

INDUSTRIAL LEVEL | FOM pontemSC

INDUSTRIAL LEVEL | FOM pontemSC

 

    • Precision sheet coating machine made from high preci- sion, certified industrial components
    • Granite base for rigidity and vibration damping
    • Vacuum chuck flatness better than 5 µm with sheet feed- ing system
    • Custom width slot-die coating heads up to 650 mm width
    • Motorised, programmable height gap adjustment with resolution of 1 µm
    • Motorised, programmable coating offset adjustment with resolution of 1 µm
    • Motorised vacuum chuck movement with linear servo and drive amplifier
    • Synchronised material syringe pump - (Option: multiple syringe pumps may be controlled simultaneously)

HIGH PRECISION AUTOMATED S2S COATING SYSTEM

The FOM S2S Coater provides an automated slot-die sheet coat- ing system for high-end applications requiring high precision control of coating in repeated sheet fed steps.

FULLY INTEGRATED SYSTEM CONTROL

The FOM Bridge Sheet Coater comes with a fully integrated sys- tem control of slot-die head, pumps and substrate stage move- ment. XY-stages allow for precise slot-die head and substrate positioning, while the Z-stage is optimised for ultra-smooth coat- ing motion. An inline sheet feeding system allows for multiple consecutive coatings.

EASY REPETITION AND USER RECIPES

The system facilitates easy execution of repeated precision coatings in a controllable, easily predictable manor, giving a high yield in each production run.

FOM INDUSTRIAL S2S COATER CAPABILITIES

The FOM Industrial S2S coater is a high-end sheet coater for precision slot-die coating. It services the demand for industrial grade repeatability and accuracy through a fully-automated slot- die sheet coating system with automated sheet feeding system, controlled drying and recipe control software that ensures high precision control of coating and exact repeatability between de- vices. Simply execute and repeat for multiple layers or samples again and again. Designed for rigid substrates of areas of up to 1m x 650mm coater area the FOM S2S coater can handle most pilot scale large area printed electronics ambitions with its high precision automated coating system

ADVANCED LEVEL | FOM alphaSC

ADVANCED LEVEL | FOM alphaSC

 

  • Multiple options are available to adapt the system to the need of the customer:

  • Slot-die distance position sensor

  • HD video camera for monitoring of coating

  • Drying options (IR, UV, hot air, Nitrogen flush air knife)

  • Large vacuum chuck area from A4 and up.

  • Slot-die is standard made from stainless steel. Other materials and alloys available (glass,Tungsten, titanium)

  • Slot-die of metals can be coated with corrosion resistant material Tantaline

  • Heated slot-dies range from ambient to 80 degree C

  • Temperature controlled syringe pump

  • Additional print steps Inkjet, Micro gravure, Blade/bar/comma coater

     

DESIGN

Comprehensive user interface allow experimental freedom in formulation of coating recipes. Integration of primary coating elements allows for high reproducibility between each coating run and high comparability between coated devices as well as optimal production batch quality. The slot-die bridge is build with attention to precision mounting and easy positioning of slot-die head over substrate mounts on a rigid and vibration damping base. The vacuum chuck travels on a precision rail system and in combination with the attention to detail this system provides a versatile and robust tool for upscaling.

MECHANICS

The system comes with a choice of manual or automatic posi- tioning of the slot-die and manual or the motorized programed height and side shift adjustment with resolution of 1µm. Coating speed between 0.05 to 5.0 m/min (step-less). Parallelism set- ting and slot-die lip straightness <1% provides precise material deposition. Cross and along web positioning to <100µm. Slot-die height (the coating gap) allow repeatable mounting providing repeatable batch processing from day to day. Drying - Metapor (tm) Vacuum chuck with a size range of A4 and up. Flatness from better than 20µm. Heating to 150°C, uniform across surface to <1°C.

EASY REPETITION AND USER RECIPES

The system facilitates easy execution of repeated precision coatings in a controllable, easily predictable manor, giving the researcher an insight into the variables of the coating process.

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2300 Copenhagen S
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Company nr: DK 34715726