Compact PVD Coating System

Kobelco’s compact, versatile AIPocket PVD coating system is designed to coat inserts, shaft tools, hobs, molds and smaller parts for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries.

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Kobelco’s compact, versatile AIPocket PVD coating system is designed to coat inserts, shaft tools, hobs, molds and smaller parts for the automotive, aerospace and medical industries. The coating system employs the company’s cathode technology and increases productivity with faster cycle times and easy-to-change targets, the company says. Recipes are repeatable and adjustable for reproducing quality coating loads.

The system is capable of arc-based coatings, including TiN, TiCN, TiAlN and CrN as well as multi-alloyed, multi-layered and nano recipes. Filament-Assisted Pulse Etching technology assists in coating difficult shapes presented by molds and hobs.

All coating is controlled by the company’s KCoating software on a touchscreen panel. Recipes, parameters, alarms and data logs are presented in a real-time display. The software also can be monitored off-site by cellphone app as well as linked to the company’s technical support staff for real-time troubleshooting.

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