Industrial Plasma Etching Equipment: MK-II

MK-II Key Features

  • High volume PCB Etching System, De-smear and Etch Back
  • Large Processing Chamber with up to 24 Electrode Shelves
  • Runs with any process gas, giving you the most application flexibility
  • Uniform etch rates across the PCB
  • Process temperature control (Patented)

The Mark II (MK-II) industrial plasma etcher  is the choice of discerning manufacturers, providing processing repeatability with reliability, long life and low maintenance costs. We can also modify or custom build a system to meet your specific needs.

The MK-II plasma treatment system utilizes two key technological patents developed by Plasma Etch, Inc. that when combined, produce superior results and the fastest etch rates and cycle times, ideal for PCB etching and similar applications. The system offers technological advantages such as the unique combination of process temperature control and electrostatic shielding. Both work in harmony to produce the most consistent, most uniform, and most reliable etch rates obtainable across surfaces.

The generous aluminium chamber accommodates a large active processing surface with our standard configurations having as few as 6 or as many as 24 plasma processing levels, each 600 x 4501mm (24×18”) The oxygen service vacuum pump and booster is equipped with a two point purge system to minimize any corrosive end products forming in the pump thereby extending the service life while lowering maintenance costs.

MKII standard features include:

  • 6, 8, 12, 16 & 24 “Shelf” Systems available
  • Each shelf is 24” x 18” on 1.5″ Spacing
  • R.F. Generator & Automatic Matching Network
  • R.F. 1250 to 5000 Watts @ 13.56MHz
  • Electrostatic Shielding of chamber for uniformity
  • Process Temperature Control
  • Two Mass Flow Controllers, 0-2000 SCCM
  • Low gas supply pressure alarms
  • MKS 0-10 Torr Capacitance Vacuum Gauge
  • Microprocessor Control System
  • Touch Screen interface with Multiple Recipe Storage
  • Edwards Oxygen Service Vacuum Pump
  • Edwards Roots style Booster Blower
  • 3 Micron Vacuum Pump Oil Filtration
  • Two point Automatic N2 Pump Purging
  • Oil Mist Coalescing Filter on the Vacuum Pump
  • Footprint, Plasma Console 1680x2000x660mm
  • Footprint, Vacuum Pump 400x760x430mm
  • Weight varies with configuration

Optional System Features:

  • Windows Computer Control System
  • Data Recording, Reporting and printing
  • Signal Light Tower
  • Edwards GV80 Dry Vacuum Pump
  • MKS Automatic Throttle Vacuum Controller
  • Up to 4 Mass Flow Controllers
  • Process controlled Gas steering matrix
  • Controlled Rate N2 Chamber Purging
  • Custom Chamber sizes and configurations
  • Custom Electrode sizes and configurations
  • Closed Loop Chiller for RF generator cooling
  • Packed Bed Fume Scrubber for vacuum pump exhaust
  • Heatless Compressed Air Dryer

Please contact us for the full range of options.

  • MK-II Industrial Plasma Etching System

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Tel: +44 (0)1264 334505



Industrial Etching, Device Etch Back, PCB Bare Board Manufacturing of PTFE, Polyamide or Rigid-Flex Circuit Boards, Drilling Coated Microvias, Etching Polyimide Windows etc.

Industry Segments

Printed Circuit Board Manufacturers, Flexible Circuit Industries, Medical, Plastic, Glass, Automotive, Dental, Aerospace, PV, Military, Telecommunications, Electronics, Industrial, Solar Cell etc.

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