DCT – Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)

DCT is a Turbo-Pumped Carbon Coater that is ideal for FE-SEM EDS/WDS TEM EBSD and thin film applications. This high vacuum coater offers high quality uniform carbon films with fine grain sizes which are suitable for specimens that require high resolution and high quality characterisation.


Vac Coat

Vac Coat Limited is a designer and manufacturer of high-quality tailor-made Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) and Vacuum Coating Systems with excellent customer care and after sale services. Equipped with more than 25 years’ experience in the vacuum and Thin Film deposition technologies. Their research and development team supported by academic scientists and qualified engineers are highly active to develop new designs and meet special inquiries received from clients. Designed and manufactured components by Vac Coat's engineering team meets high-quality standards. Their vacuum coating systems have been sold to many universities and research centers through distributors worldwide with very good references and feedback.

Key Features

  • Quartz crystal thickness monitor with precision of 1nm and resolution of 1 Å
  • Pulsed or flash carbon fiber coating modes
  • Intuitive touch screen to control and monitor the coating process with a capability of rapid data input
  • User friendly software that can be updated via network
  • Able to record and plot coating parameters graphs
  • Easy-to-change specimen stages(rotation stage as standard)
  • Two-year warranty
  • CE conformity

Touch Screen Control

Desk carbon coater (DCT) is equipped with a 7” colored touch screen with full automatic control and data input that can be operated by even inexperienced users. The vacuum, current and deposition information can be monitored as digital data or curves on the touch screen. The last 300 coatings information can be detected in the history page.

Sample Holder of DCT

The turbo-pumped carbon coater can be equipped with different sample stage configurations depending on the user requirements. The sample stages are rotatable with adjustable height and easy to change. The rotary planetary sample stage is a good choice for uniform coating of porous specimens.

Product range

SPT-20 – Ion Economy Sputter Coater
Low Vacuum
DSR – Dedicated Sputter Coater
DSR-L – Sputter Coater for Large Samples (100mm)

DCR – Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)
DCR-L – Carbon Coater for Large or Multiple Samples (100mm)

DSCR – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater
DSCR-300 - Desk Sputter & Carbon Coater
High Vacuum
DST – Dedicated Sputter Coater
DST-L – Large Chamber, Dedicated Sputter Coater

DCT – Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)
DCT-L – Large Chamber, Dedicated Carbon Coater (Fiber or Rod)

DSCT – Dual Purpose Sputter and Carbon Coater
DST1-300 – Magnetron Desk Sputter Coater


Head and power supply for rod carbon

Quartz crystal sensor

Sealing gaskets

Carbon fiber

Spare vacuum glass chamber

Planetary sample rotation


Vacuum High vacuum turbo pump 90 l/s(Leybold)
Pumps Two stage rotary vane vacuum pump as a backing pumps
Vacuum range Full range vacuum gauge(Leybold)
Vacuum chamber 170 mm OD x 140 mm vacuum chamber
Power supply 0-25 A switching pulsed DC power supply
Ultimate Vacuum Ultimate Vacuum: Less than 7 x10-7 torr
Dimensions 450 x 500 x 370 mm(H * W & D)
Utilities 220V-240V, 50/60HZ, 10A
Touch screen Intuitive touch screen with colored display unit
Sample holder Sample holder with planetary rotation
Electronic shutter
Automatically controlled coating Automatically controlled coating – independent of pressure
Precision metering valve Precision metering valve for fine control of vacuum pressure
Plots Real time plots of coating parameters
Transfer Simple transfer of coating data plots via USB port to PC
Shipping Weight 46 Kg

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