High capacity hardcoating unit based on PLATIT's rotating and planar ARC-technology

General Information

  • Compact hard coating unit
  • Based on PLATIT rotating (LARC®) and planar ARC-technology
  • Coatings on tool steels HSS and WC between (T ≤ 500 °C​)

Hard Coatings

  • Monolayers, Multilayers,and Nanolayers
  • Nanocomposites, TripleCoatings3® and QUADCoatings4®
  • Main standard coatings: AlCrN3®,AlTiCrN4®, TiXCo4

Hardware

  • Foot print: W4882 x D2181 x H3354 mm
  • Internal chamber size: W1000 x D1000 x H1100 mm
  • Usable plasma volume: Ø700-H750 mm
  • Coatable volume: Ø700-H700 mm
  • Max. load: 400 kg
  • Standard BIAS: 20kW, 350 kHz, 750V
  • Double wall, stainless steel, water cooled chamber
  • Front door loading, excellent access
  • 3 LARC® rotating cathodes
  • 2 PLATIT cathodes with quick-exchange system
  • All 5 cathodes controlled by pulsed ARC supplies
  • Electrical connection: 3x400 V, 50-60 Hz, 100 kVA
  • Modular carousels with 2, 4, 8, 12 satellites

Electronics and Software

  • Industrial PLC (programmable logic) system
  • Industrial PC system
  • Touch-screen operated
  • Complete menu driven processes
  • Easy diagnostic and help functionality
  • Remote diagnostics
  • No programming knowledge is required for process control
  • Operator's manual on CD-ROM

Minimum Cycle Times for Optimum Conditions*

  • Shank tools (2 μm): ø 10 x 70 mm, 1056 pcs: 7 h
  • Inserts (3 μm): ø 20 x 6 mm, 6720 pcs: 7.5 h
  • Hobs (4 μm): ø 80 x 180 mm, 48 pcs: 8 h

*: The cycle times can be achieved under the following conditions:

  • solid carbide tools (no outgassing necessary)
  • high quality cleaning before the coating process (short etching)
  • continuous operation (pre-heated chamber)
  • 5-cathode processes
  • use of fast cooling (e.g. with helium, opening the chamber at 200°C)
  • 3 batches / day

High Capacity Coating Unit

  • 5 cathodes can run simultaneously
    • 3x LARC® LAteral Rotating Cathodes
      - Main cathodes: Ti, Al, AlSi+, Cr, TiSi
    • 2x planar ARC® Cathodes
      - Main cathodes: AlCr, AlTi, Ti
  • Deposition of TripleCoatings3® and QuadCoatings4®
  • Up to 3 batches / dayeven with 3 different coatings

High Loadability

  • Robust and easy change of loads

Optimal Adhesion due to

  • VIRTUAL SHUTTER®
  • TUBE SHUTTER®
  • LARC GD®
  • Planar shutters for the planar cathodes

Main Application Fields

  • Molds and dies with small and large dimensions (for forging, fine blanking, stamping, bending, etc.)
  • Cutting tools especially with larger dimensions (saw blades, hobs, broaches)
  • Job coating services

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