What you can do

  • Multilayer sensor coatings
  • Implant functionalization
  • Hydrogels
  • Sol-gel nanoparticle coatings
  • Self-assembled monolayers
  • Layer-by-layer nanoparticle assemblies

A quick view

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3 reasons to invest

Automation for reproducibility

The dipping process can be fully automated. Thanks to high quality parts and robust design, the dipping is repeated exactly the same each time and is therefore both user independent and highly reproducible. 

A model that suits you

With a wide range of different models, you can always find the one best fit for your specific task. You can choose a suitable model based on the size of your sample and the numbers of liquids to be used. 

Possibility to upscale

The technique is applicable all the way from the small laboratory research to industrial high throughput. 

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Products in detail

Our Dip Coaters come in many different shapes and forms. Choose the size and functionality that suits your purpose the most.

KSV NIMA Dip Coaters are designed to deposit layers of materials in a controlled and repeatable manner. Films of various thicknesses can be deposited, from monolayers to multilayered structures. Automated dippers are well suited to situations when deposition is based on kinetic factors and where good control is needed. For multilayer deposition, multi vessel dipping enables automated deposition with good reproducibility.

The dip coaters ranges from compact instruments for coating small samples in a single vessel to more complex systems enabling horizontal and vertical movement for multi vessel operations and coating of large samples.

The dip coaters are divided into two types: single and mul­ti vessel systems. Single vessel dip coaters are used to deposit from one solution while the multiple vessel dip coaters enable many solutions to be used including cleaning or rinsing. The single vessel and multi vessel categories feature small, medium and large systems to support a large range of sample sizes. A single vessel dip coater is also available for extra large samples. You can choose from dip coater systems suited to sample weight, sample size, number of samples, dipper movements and number of vessels required (see the tables below for exact specifications).

We have also constructed many custom dip coaters over the years for customers with specific requirements and can consider any design modifications you desire. Please consult our custom project page for more information on possible customizations.

Dip coaters for single vessel sequencing



Small Medium Large

Sample specifications

Weight (g)

0…150 0…500 0…500

Height (mm)

15…140 25…300 25…500

Width (mm)

5…150 5…400 5…400

Thickness (mm)

0.15…3 0.15…15 0.15…15

Number of samples

1, 2*, 3* 1, 6*, 10* 1, 6*, 10*

Other instrument specifications

Dipping speed (mm/min)

0.1…100, 0.2…200* 1…1000 1…1000

Dimensions (L×W×H, mm)

275×154×420 490×410×1200 490×410×1800

Dip Coaters for multiple vessel sequencing


Sample specifications

Weight (g)


Height (mm


Width (mm)


Thickness (mm)


Number of samples


Other instrument specifications

Dipping speed (mm/min)


Horizontal motion type

Rotating dipper

Horizontal speed (mm/min)

Fixed rotational speed

Dimensions (L×W×H, mm)


* Optional

Computer requirements

Dip Coaters

Minimum system requirements
  • 1 GHz processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 40 GB hard disk drive (20 GB free)
  • 1024×768 resolution
  • 1 x USB Port
  • 1 x USB Port (for water bath option)

Operating system requirements

  • Windows 10


KSV NIMA Dip Coater software

KSV NIMA Dip Coaters include a versatile PC software that enables full automation.

Software features

  • Automated. Fully programmable and saveable dipping sequences eliminate the need for manual dipping.
  • Flexible. Dip in any vessel with the desired speed and waiting times.
  • Comprehensive. All the controls in one place including dipping, heating and stirring.

Add more possibilities

We have selected a few extras that will make your experiment easier to perform. The whole range of accessories can be found in the brochure below. 

Multiple sample clip holder for Medium and Large dippers | KN 4021, KN 4022

A sample holder enabling simultaneous dipping of several substrates. The holder can be 6 clips (KN 4021) or 10 clips (KN 4022). Each clip can be rotated to the desired position (e.g. to have the samples sideways). Each clip can hold up to 150 g. Note: The standard vessel provided with the instrument cannot be used with the multiple sample clip holders.

Additional sample clip holder for KSV NIMA DC Small  | KN 4020

An additional sample clip holder includes a rod and a clip for samples up to 150g. Possible sample dimensions: Height 15...70 x Width 5...150 x Thickness 0.15...3 mm. The KSV NIMA Dip Coater Single Vessel Small comes with one sample holder but can be equipped with 2 additional holders for simultaneous dipping of 3 samples.

Vacuum pump based horizontal dipping clamp | KN 0006

To perform horizontal deposition. The holder consists of a suction pump (not shown here) connected with flexible tubing to a sample holder rod. On the end of the sample holder is a soft rubber suction cup that creates a vacuum when brought into contact with a substrate. Two sizes of interchangeable suction cup are provided. The large suction cup has a diameter of 18mm. The small suction cup has a diameter of 7mm.

Magnetic stirrer for KSV NIMA System | KN 0012

The magnetic stirrer connects to the interface unit for computer controlled liquid sample stirring. It comes with a teflon coated stirring bar. Please note that KSV NIMA does not provide any holder to place sample vessels above the stirrer.

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