Posts from December 2009

New Q150T turbomolecular-pumped coater launched

We have now introduced the first product group in a series of brand new sample preparation systems. The state-of-the-art design was developed as a direct result of customer feedback, gathered over many years.

On Monday 30 November 2009, we launched the Q150T Turbo-Pumped Sputter Coater/Carbon Coater. This is a compact turbomolecular-pumped coating system suitable for SEM, TEM and many thin film applications. The Q150T will be followed next year by a rotary pumped version - the Q150R. Subsequent developments will introduce sample preparation systems based on a similar modular format. 

“Following our acquisition of the Emitech products in 2005, we have been working on the replacement of the existing products with a modular-based system, capable of providing superior functionality,” explained Managing Director Bob Kenhard. “The Q150T combines state-of-the-art design with an exceptionally high level of performance and flexibility - essential for the increasingly demanding requirements of TEM and SEM specimen preparation. 

“This project has been highly demanding, requiring that we first researched existing and emerging technologies in order to solve the technical challenges posed. Consequently, we have had to learn new skills in most areas of the business and update our production processes to match.” 

The Q150T is available in three formats: a high resolution sputter coater, a carbon coater suitable for SEM and TEM applications, or both combined in a single space-saving system. “We listened to feedback from our customers and have engineered the combined carbon/sputter coater that they were asking for, removing the need for separate power supplies and other bulky add-ons. ” added Bob.

Built around a rugged moulded case with intuitive colour touch screen control, the Q150T allows both stored and customer-entered coating ‘recipes’ to be accessed and run in seconds. The performance and flexibility of the system is further enhanced by a wide range of cleverly designed ‘drop-in’ specimen stages and coating head inserts.

Like all other Quorum Technologies products, the Q150T comes with a generous three-year warranty.

For more information please visit the Q150T product pages.