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Instruments

The micro-contact printing instrument line covers a semiautomatic benchtop instrument (µ-CP 3.0) and a Process Validation Module (PVM-A) for use on a standard inverse light microscope. Both systems feature the same stamping procedure .

Semiautomatic Micro-Contact-Printing System µ-CP 3.0

µ-CP 3.0   µ-CP 3.0 Work Desk

 

Main Unit

Substrate holder

 

Capacity for four slides 1" by 3", adjustable by vernier drives (X, Y, φ, alignment accuracy is 5 microns for printing two layers, one on top of the other


Stamp holder / Print head

 

Automatic grabbing/ discarding of the stamp

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Inking/ drying station

 

Accomodates up to four stamps, ink supply by slides 1" by 3", lifting table for inking, drying with8 air jets, blotting fleece

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Stamp shuttle   Linear rail shifts up to four stamps between ink station and stamp holder  Enlarge...

Video system

 

Monitoring of the stamping process/ alignment of different stamps (for transparent substrates only), VHS compatible

 

 

Casting station

 

Offboard manufacturing of the stamps (Master structure on silicon chip required)

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Netbook

 

MS-Windows computer with preinstalled µ-CP 3.0 software

 

 

Operator manual, software

 

Preinstalled on netbook

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Dimensions

 

Weight: approx. 35 kg, Size: approx. 63 cm x 53 cm x 37 cm (WxLxH)

 

 

         

Options
(for µ-CP3.0 only)

 


 

 

Stamps and holders
Customized stamps
  Stamps of different sizes and shapes, please ask. Standard formats: 10mm x 10mm, 20mm x 20mm  Enlarge...
Large size stamp holder NEW!
For stamps up to 20mm footprint. Optionally with upright alignment camera. Stamp alignment now even for non-transparent substrates.  Enlarge...
 
Substrate tables  

Heatable substrate holder

 

Thins film heater for NIL, air cooling

 

 

Substrate holder for cell culture plates

 

For stamping into 24 well cell culture plates

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Rotating substrate holder   For NIL at inert gas atmosphere, with N2 chamber  Enlarge...
Wafer Table 110 mm NEW!
A heatable and coolable support for wafers up to 110mm, including vacuum fixation.  Enlarge...
 
Miscellaneous  
Flow-Through-Stamp NEW!
For cells and particle deposition out of a flow. The recessed stamp patterns shape microfluidic structures on the substrate. Sealing is given by a mechanical support like for MicCell.  Enlarge...

External UV lamp

 

Optical fiber link to the print head, for rapid NIL

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Internal LED array

 

For occasional NIL

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Air compressor

 

Pressurized, clean air, max. 5 bar

 

 

Humidifier

 

Humidification of the instrument chamber, < 75% rel. humidity

Manual Micro-Contact-Printing System µ-CP - PVM-A

PVM-A   For rapid process development and validation, available at reduced rate for customers of µ-CP3.0

PVM-A fits on the stage of most inverse light microscopes. Please contact us with details of your microscope model (Microscope is not included).



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