Hauzer Launches Flexible PVD Coating Machine
Flexicoat 1250, the new PVD coating machine from Hauzer, has an increased loading capacity, seven cathode positions and eight plate positions.
IHI Hauzer Techno Coating B.V. (Venlo, The Netherlands) announced a new batch-coating machine for physical vapor deposition (PVD). The Hauzer Flexicoat 1250 builds on the existing Flexicoat platform and has 33% more loading capacity compared to the Flexicoat 1200.
The Flexicoat 1250 has seven cathode positions, which can be configured to meet the customer’s business needs. Hauzer says this helps keep cycle times low, even with the increase in chamber diameter and loading capacity.
According to Hauzer, for many commercially important substrates and coatings, such as plastics in the decorative sector and tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) coating in the tribological and tool sector, temperature during deposition needs to stay low. The Flexicoat 1250 has eight plate positions plus an optional retractable central heating and cooling feature. Hauzer says this reduces the need to pause deposition to avoid exceeding temperature limits.
With the increased chamber size, the Flexicoat 1250 is designed to be spacious enough to accommodate large products but still conveniently sized for most businesses. Upon purchase, the machine is configured to meet customer needs. It is designed to be upgraded and reconfigured as the business moves with the market over time.
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