At American Metal Finishing, we employ the state-of-the-art VT-3000 Low Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition High-Volume Coating System, developed and built in the United States of America by Vapor Technologies, Inc. This is one of the most versatile and highly efficient PVD-coating systems on the planet, and produces the lowest-cost, highest-quality vacuum-based coatings available.
VT-3000 Low Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition (LTAVD) High-Volume Coating System Vapor Tech’s VT-3000 coating system features the state-of-the-art Low Temperature Arc Vapor Deposition (LTAVD) technology, the premier choice for today’s decorative and wear-resistant applications.
Our PVD system’s coating source technology is the most advanced of its kind, and can accurately and evenly deposit most electrically conductive materials.
The application of pure, alloyed or reacted-metal coatings will give your product the look and functionality you require. This is because our utilization of the source material is greater than 80 percent versus 25-30 percent for conventional sources.
We are able to program our computer-controlled system to utilize standard or customized “recipes” for your project, so we are able to meet your requirements and repeat them consistently on all coatings.
This means every piece we coat will have the same uniform and consistent coating.
Our sizable vacuum chambers give us the flexibility to coat larger pieces,or alternately to utilize continuous in-line systems for high-capacity production jobs.
|COATING CHAMBER TYPE||304 stainless steel – water cooled|
|COATING CHAMBER SIZE||Diameter: 62 inches (1.57 meters)
Height: 78 inches (1.98 meters)
|CHAMBER VOLUME||136 cubic feet (104 cubic meters)|
|COATING ZONE||48 inches (1.22 meters)|
|TURNTABLE DESIGN||2-axis planetary|
|LOADING CAPACITY||1,600 lbs. (726 kg)|
|POWER SUPPLIES||4-arc, 1-coil, 1-bias|
|DIFFUSION PUMPS||13,200 gpm (50,000 l/s)|
|PUMP SERVICE PIT REQUIRED||No|
|COATING TEMPERATURE RANGE||70˚F – 330˚F (20˚C – 200˚C)|
|PROCESSOR||PLC-5 processor with Vapor Tech software|
|INTERFACE||Touchscreen computer – Windows 2000 and WonderWare software|
|ELECTRICAL||460 V, 3-phase, 60 Hz V, 3-phase, 50 Hz|
|WATER INLET – COLD||30 gpm (113 lpm) @ 50 psi (3.8 bar) minimum|
|WATER INLET TEMPERATURE||59˚F – 79˚F (15˚C – 26˚C)|
|COMPRESSED AIR||(CDA)0.5 SCFM (14,158 sccm) @ 90-120 psi (6.2 – 8.3 bar)|
|STANDARD PROCESS GASES||N2 – 99.99% purity|
|(MAX. OF 4)||Ar – 99.99% purity|
|SYSTEM FOOTPRINT||263 square feet (24.4 square meters)|
|FRONT||12 feet (3.66 meters)|
|PUMP SIDE||6 feet (1.83 meters)|
|POWER SOURCE SIDE||4 feet (1.22 meters)|
|REAR||0 feet (0 meters)|
|VERTICAL||11 feet (3.35 meters)|