PVD Coating Systems
PVD Coating Systems from Impact Coatings enable cost-efficient coating production for a wide range of applications.
We match our system solutions with flexible delivery models to support customers in all product development stages. This means full control in each production stage, minimal financial and technical risk, and support matched for each development stage.
The INLINECOATER™ Product Family
Available in three sizes
Compact, Modular and Designed for Industrial Integration
The compact INLINECOATER™ PVD coating systems are available in three sizes – all built on the same modular platform offering short cycle times, and ease of operation with high quality control.
The newest addition to the product family, the IC2000, is developed for high volume purposes and large formats. All INLINECOATER™ systems are highly suitable for coating development and scale-up purposes.
Suitable Coating Technologies
- Plasma etching
- Arc evaporation
- Magnetron sputtering
INLINECOATER™ – The Modular Platform
The INLINECOATER™ consists of machine core, three process chambers with several chamber configuration possibilities and matching electrical cabinets. This means that the machines can be configured for numerous processes and be prepared for upgrades and future innovation.
- Machine core
- Chamber Configuration
- Electrical Cabinet
|Number of process chambers||3|
|Internal transfer system||Rotation in carousel,under vacuum|
|Plate holder||Plate-specific fixture,in carousel|
|Number of deposition sources||Up to 6|
|Designed for double-sided processes|
|Dry cycle time||22 s|
Machine Layout IC2000
|Model||L x W x H||Weight||Chamber size|
|IC500||4700 x 1600 x 2300 mm||3000–3500kg||515 x 315mm|
|IC500+||4800 x 1700 x 2300 mm||3000–3500kg||450 x 410mm|
|IC2000||6200 x 2200 x 2400 mm||4500–5000kg||650 x 550mm|
Correct fixturing in the coating chamber is important to handle thermal expansion and secure correct placement. To ensure optimal coating coverage and throughput, Impact Coatings designs customized fixtures. This enables optimal coating quality, and supports fast turnaround when an updated substrate design is needed.
Software Capabilities & Updates
The INLINECOATER™ systems can be configured for several processes and customer specific parameters. The systems offer process control with immediate feedback and saved data log. Any deviations outside the process parameters will immediately trigger a warning. This means that quick analysis and diagnosis can be performed – either on-site or remote. As a last detail the HMI (Human Machine Interface) has been updated and improved in the latest generation of the INLINECOATER™ systems.
Example fixture in IC2000 chamber
Introducing INLINECOATER™ IC2000
The robust and modular INLINECOATER™ IC2000 is designed for optimal quality control and scaling volumes. It’s a compact and versatile coating system ready to integrate into industrial production.
With a design that allows double-sided coating processes and a variety of configurations, the IC2000 is a highly capable and flexible production unit.
The IC2000 offers fast cycle times and continuous throughput paired with exceptional quality control. Combining several coating systems equals high level of adaptability for different coating processes and volume scenarios. Modular productivity also adds the benefit of system redundancy – meaning no production disruptions, adaptable energy consumption and an optimal Total Cost of Ownership.
- Compact, robust design with a small workspace footprint
- Easy to integrate into industrial production
- Double chamber size – same cycle time
- High, continuous throughput – up to tripled productivity
- Designed for double-sided deposition
- Quick Plug and Play installation
System Solution Delivery Models
Our Coating Services team supports you in all stages of development and production. Customers matching our Coating Center workflow maintain production in Coating Services.
Managed Services is when an Impact system is operated in the customer’s or third party’s premises with Impact Production and Support Teams handling daily operations.
This setup suits customers not planning to build its own organization with core PVD competence. Impact Coatings support you with a matched system and the right operational expertise.
The customer verifies coating technology and fine-tunes the coating solution in close collaboration with our expert teams, buys and operates the system In-House in own regime. An in-house production system is packaged with our standard Support and Maintenance package for optimal performance.