The Bühler Leybold Optics AluMet 1800V is a highly economic, high-throughput, batch-type thermal evaporation machine for thin-film vacuum-coating of three-dimensional parts. Its double-door clam-shell configuration allows highly productive processing with each door holding six planetary pylons to carry the substrates. Each single pylon has a load capacity of up to 35 kg, is effectively 1500 mm long and has a usable diameter of 540 mm. The double-door design enables extremely efficient operation, as each door can be easily loaded and unloaded independently while the other is still processing.
High productivity from a generous load capacity and short cycle times
The intuitive state-of-the-art human-machine interface (HMI) of the AluMet 1800V and its fully automated process control consistently guarantee high throughput with perfect results. Highly efficient processing is further aided by the double-door design with a set of six pylons per door. Offering a coating area of up to 15 m² per batch the AluMet 1800V delivers tremendous productivity.
The powerful vacuum pumping system, the highly efficient thermal evaporators and high-rate plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) sources are the key to short cycle times. For example, the AluMet 1800V can deposit a highly reflective aluminum layer, plus protective top coat, onto a typical car-lamp reflector in approximately 20 min-.