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Compact Tape Casting Coater with Vacuum Chuck (8"Wx14"L), Adjustable Film Applicator & Optional Dryer Cover - MSK-AFA-III

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Optional Dryer:


* denotes required field

Vacuum pump *
MSK-AFA-III is a CE Certified & UL/CSA ready compact tape casting coater with a heating cover designed to produce films with consistent thickness. It has a unique driving system to produce a smooth coating on all types of materials. The flat vacuum chuck is built in to hold the substrate sheet in place, which is particularly useful when making thin coatings. One 100 mm width adjustable micrometer applicator (doctor-blade). Heating cover with digital temperature controller can dry films after coating up to 100°C with a temperature accuracy of +/-1°C. This equipment can be used for researchers on ceramic tape castings and Li-Ion battery electrode coating.
( 4/13/15 update --removed pump from standard package (added options) and added UL ready option)


Optional Heating
Cover Voltage and Power
Without Heating cover Heating cover: 110VAC 
Heating cover: 220VAC 
Film Coater Working Voltage Power adaptor: Input 100-240VAC, Output 24VDC
Traverse Speed
  • 0 - 100 mm/sec variable
  • Accuracy: 10mm/sec
Stroke Length
10 - 250 mm adjustable by using Adjustable Position Switch
  • Aluminum alloy flat vacuum chuck
  • Vacuum Chuck Dimensions: 365mm(L) x 200mm(W)
Vacuum Pump (optional) Vacuum pump is NOT included.  You may use your own pump or select a pump in the optional bar. 
Click the model  below to view detail specs:
Pump connector
  • Vacuum control power switch is located on the front panel, and power plug ( female ) built in the back of the machine to connect an optional vacuum pump.
  • The pump connector is compression type 8mm O.D tube fitting which is located on the back panel (see pic below). An 8mm Dia. x 4ft polyurethane tube is included. 
Heating Cover(Optional)
  • Pre-installed on the top cover
  • Built in digital temperature controller with accuracy of +/-1°C
  • Suspension support helps open cover easily and safely
  • Max. Heating Temp.: 100°C
  • Note: In order faster and uniform heating,  please preheated vacuum chunk to 60- 70oC before coating, and keep heating during coating, then close cover and increase temperature to ~100oC after coating.
Accessories: Film Applicator
                     Note:  Thinnest film can be achieved is > 10 microns
Accessories optional

  • Tempered Glass Plate for Manual Tape Casting is available for optional purchase.
  • Dimensions: 362mm L x 200mm W x 5 mm T
  • Designed for this tape costing coater, AFA-III
  • To make a coating on a porous substrate such as Ni-foam, the glass plate is required to hold with vacuum chunk.
Product Dimensions For MSK-AFA-I (without Dryer Cover)
550mm(L) x  330mm(W)  x 150mm(H)
 550mm(L) x  330mm(W) x 320mm(H)
  • CE/UL/CSA Certificate.  Please select the certificate in optional bar:
    • CE Certificate & UL/CSA ready: CE approval, ready to pass UL/CSA certificate at extra cost
    • UL certificate -  UL approval  (UL 61010), 
Warranty One Year limited warranty with lifetime support

Operation Manual & Video

Application Notes
  • Pic.1 and 2 show coated cathode and anode for Li-Ion battery. Please click here to see how to coat an electrode sheet.
  • It is recommended to operate the coater under a fume hood. (Click Pic.3 for detail.)
  • You need a vacuum mixer to remove air bubbles inside slurry and to make uniform coatings (Click Pic.4 for detail.)
  • You may need a Slurry Viscosity Tester to make coatings consistent (Click Pic.5 for detail.)
  • You may need a vacuum oven to dry the films and remove binder after coating. (Click Pic.6 for detail.)
  • Rolling pressing is necessary to ensure good density and adhesion of electrode materials to the current collector substrate after coating. Please select a rolling press from here(Click Pic.7 for detail.)
  • For using other Film Applicator different from standard package, customized Traverse Pusher required to ensure the constant coating speed.( Click Pic.9 for detail.)
  • Test the flexibility of the coated electrode with EQ-MBT-12-LD mandrel bending tester. (Click Pic.10 for detail.)
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Net Weight 45 kg ( 96 lbs) 60 kg (135 lbs)
Shipping Weight & Dimension 160 lbs, 40" x 30" x 30"

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