The vacuum coating industry consists of a number of different types of applications including optical, ophthalmic, glass, decorative, and protective coatings. Optical coating and ophthalmic coating are often confused, the former relating to the coating of lenses, mirrors, etc. to be used in equipment such as telescopes and night vision googles, whereas the latter is literary the coating of eye-glasses, typically with an anti-reflective coating. Glass coating ranges from large architectural glass coatings (e.g. the gold-looking windows at a casino in Las Vegas) to special glass coating to protect fine art or important documents. Decorative and protective coatings can involve any number of objects such as taillights, door knobs, faucets, trophies and aircraft turbine blades.
Predominantly vacuum coating is enabled by high vacuum pumps such as cryo pumps (optical coating), turbo pumps (glass coating) and diffusion pumps (ophthalmic, decorative and protective coatings). Of course, these are backed by roughing pumps which can range from rotary vane, rotary piston and dry pumps, the latter of which are well suited to the application given the benign nature of the process gases used.
Trillium supports the vacuum coating industry with the following products and services:
- New and Refurbished Products:
- New and Refurbished Cryo Pumps, Helium Compressors and Accessories
- New and Refurbished Rotary Piston Pumps
- New and Refurbished Booster Pumps
- Refurbished Rotary Vane Pumps
- Refurbished Dry Pumps
- Maintenance items such as repair kits and spare parts
- Oil and Consumables
- Cryo Pumps and Helium Compressors
- Rotary Piston Pumps
- Booster Pumps
- Rotary Vane Pumps
- Dry Pumps