Established in 1990, Scientific Vacuum Systems Ltd. (SVS) has specialised in the manufacture of Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) systems. SVS longevity has been due to its ethos of “Strength in Design”, which has been the foundation of all their manufactured products. From the simplest electron beam evaporation system to a fully automatic production sputter coater, engineering excellence, quality and reliability are the company's principal values.
SVS have also recognised the importance of being amongst the leaders in emerging technologies. SVS are committed to investing in research for new sputtering and evaporation techniques to develop processes to a commercial scale. SVS’s most recent commercial success has been the development of the Quantum 2010 pilot production deposition for CIGS solar cells, which is now being used to develop the CIGS process by Herriot Watt University to achieves conversion efficiencies of more than 18%. SVS are dedicated to the development and marketing of these new processes, as well as forming key alliances with universities and research institutions.
The SVS product range is constantly evolving and the latest of these developments is the new range of Ion Beam Milling systems for both research and production. SVS still retains its commitment to provide a full range of spares, accessories and services to support all our customers and systems. From commissioning, servicing, upgrading and refurbishment of existing equipment to design and installation of new systems, SVS provides innovative solutions to today’s constantly evolving markets.