The Rapid Exchange System (RES) A-200 autoloader allow convenient, automatic sample exchanges while keeping the SEM or FIB host tool under vacuum. This greatly reduces pumping time, host tool contamination, and user interfacing. A simple, single-button interface is used to initiate sample exchanges, while five LEDs indicate the current autoloader status. A pincer switch, conveniently located internal to the autoloader, is used to manually actuate the carrier pincers when the user is exchanging samples on the transfer arm.

Key Features:

  • Accepts sample sizes up to 200 mm in diameter.
  • Interfaces to host tool via standard VAT® valve.
  • Large top mounted viewing window and illumination source for excellent sample inspection while in vacuum.
  • Multiple user interlocks to prevent usage during unsafe conditions.
  • Vacuum interlocks to prevent operation unless under vacuum.
  • Compatible with many SEMs.
  • Highly accurate motorized lead screw inserting arm assures reliable repeatable sample loading.
  • Windows™ based utilities software provided for system set up/diagnostics.
  • Quick Fit dovetail design allows for fast sample exchanges.
  • Reliable and simple design to reduce down time.
  • Sample carrier sensors on host tool and autoloader transfer arm assures safe recovery in the event of site power failure.