BT-Tumbler Batch Plasma Processing System

BT-Tumbler Industrial Batch Plasma Processing System

The BT-Tumbler is a plasma processing system with an end loading rotating horizontal drum electrode designed to allow uniform plasma treatment of bulk loaded items such as small/hard to handle plastic. The system is uniquely designed to handle the high-volume applications of component manufacturers and is perfectly suited for purposes such as surface activation and plasma cleaning. The Tumbler is a popular option for treating a large number of small parts including rubbers and plastics.

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Standard Features

Electrode Configuration

24” Diameter x 26” Deep Rotating Basket Including Electronic Jog/Speed Control


1200W 13.56MHz Continuously Variable Power Supply with Automatic Matching Network

Gas Control

Two 0-500cc Mass Flow Controllers

Control System

Color PLC-Based Touch Screen Control Interface with Multiple Recipe Storage

Vacuum Gauge

1-2000 mT

Vacuum Pump

59CFM 2-Stage Direct Drive Oil Pump (Oxygen Service – Krytox Charged)

355CFM Roots Booster

3 Micron Oil Filtration System

Chamber Material

6061-T6 Aluminum

Unit Dimensions


Made in the U.S.A.

Optional Features

Most systems can be customized with a wide range of options including:

Custom Sized Vacuum Chamber and Number/Size of Electrodes

To ensure your system is able to specifically meet your throughput requirements

Larger MHz Power Supplies with Automatic Matching Network

Higher watt/frequency power supplies

PC-based Control System

For fully automatic system control, multi-step process sequencing, multiple recipe storage, data logging/trending, events/alarms, etc.

Dry and Oil-Driven Vacuum Pumps and Blower Boosters

A variety of vacuum pump options for more control over the process chamber pressure

Chiller System for Dry Vacuum Pump

Necessary for the operation of a dry vacuum pump

Chamber and Vacuum Pump Purge Systems / Air Dryer / Purge Gas Generator

To ensure thorough removal of contaminants from operating equipment, providing uniformity and increasing longevity

Vacuum Pump Oil Mist Eliminator

Captures oil from vacuum pump exhaust

Vacuum Pump Oil Filtration

Filters the vacuum pump oil down to a 3 micron level which increases the longevity of the oil and the vacuum pump

Automatic Vacuum Control

Provides automation of the process chamber pressure

Additional Digital Mass Flow Controllers

Provides digital automation and monitoring of process gases

Software Configurable Gas Steering Matrix

Designed to allow for up to 5 process gas inputs; 3 are selectable at any time by software driven controls

Low Gas-Source Alarm

Notification for when your process gas container needs replenished

Light Tower

For easy visualization of the steps of the plasma processing sequence

Fume Scrubber

To eliminate hazardous fumes/contaminants from the chamber/vacuum pump exhaust

Facility Requirements


50 Amps

Compressed Air Service

80-100PSI, 0.5CFM

Regulated Process Gases