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Angstrom Sciences Announces a Partnership with Nova Fabrica to Offer Reactive Gas Control for Sputtering Applications

As of February 27, 2013, Angstrom Sciences is pleased to announce an agreement to distribute the FloTron™ series of reactive gas control systems from Nova Fabrica.

Flotron™ and FloTron™ X (fast CCD spectrometer-based) systems are high-speed closed-loop process controllers, designed for real-time, in-situ precision control of reactive sputtering-based vacuum coating and plasma treatment processes. They are complete, compact, flexible, convenient to use, and economical solutions which can be readily integrated into new as well as existing processes. Equally at home in production or R&D tools, the FloTron™ can bring about demonstrable improvements in process stability, repeatability, and yield.

FloTron™ systems have no moving parts, interface to PCs, HMIs and PLCs through Ethernet (standard), RS485 (standard) and PROFIBUS (optional) and will accept a wide range of sensor inputs including analog (0 to 10 VDC) and optical (fast spectrometer or photomultiplier-based) signals.

The Graphical User Interface (GUI) is intuitive in use and makes extensive use of clear, easily understood graphics and process menus. System integration and process optimization take advantage of the most complete, comprehensive, and easy to use control software in the industry; rapidly reducing the time to establish a fully functional process.

Coupled with Angstrom Sciences’ broad experience and leading market position in planar and cylindrical magnetrons, this collaboration places Angstrom at the forefront in offering the broadest industry range of performance and application specific designs in a complete package that provides a total solution for high performance reactive sputtering processes.

About Angstrom Sciences:

Angstrom Sciences, Inc. is the premier global supplier of magnetron technology used to produce thin films through the “sputtering” process. Sputtering is used to manufacture advanced products, such as compact disks, energy efficient architectural glass, optical components, flat panel displays and microelectronic devices. The company has a worldwide business presence and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information on magnetron sputtering technology, visit Angstrom Sciences at

About Nova Fabrica Ltd:

Nova Fabrica Ltd. is a manufacturer and world-wide supplier for process control solutions and associated hardware for thin film applications based on sputtering. The FloTron™ process control systems have a proven track record facilitating breakthroughs in the reactive sputtering of optical coatings..For more information on reactive sputtering process control technology, visit Nova Fabrica’s web sites at and


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Posted by: VCi News Desk 
March 22nd, 2013 at 21:43

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