INLINECOATER™

The INLINECOATER™ product line consists of equipment for fuel cell metal bipolar plates, automotive lighting reflectors, metallization on plastic and metal, and decorative coatings.

Customers around the world have found that INLINECOATER™ equipment provide the most cost effective production solutions, in combination with coating quality and production stability not achievable on traditional PVD systems.

A unique patented load-lock and small chamber architecture allows loading in parallel with coating in multiple chambers. Resulting very short cycle times, typically 30 seconds, make the INLINECOATER™ well suited for continuous flow volume production. Alternatively, the platform can be equipped for maximum flexibility, allowing switch of application or process in seconds in high-mix PVD operation.

 

INLINECOATER™FC

The INLINECOATER™FC is dedicated to volume production of metal bipolar plates for hydrogen fuel cells. The PVD equipment is configured for coating Ceramic MAXPHASE™, the bipolar plate coating chosen by automotive customers worldwide for PEM fuel cells.

INLINECOATER™R

Automated production cells with plastic injection molding and the INLINECOATER™R coating equipment is the industry’s most cost efficient manufacturing solution for lamp reflectors.

Fulfilling automotive industry standards and requirements the INLINECOATER™R is equipped for plasma etching, high quality magnetron sputtering of metals and alloys, and plasma enhanced CVD (PECVD) for SiOx coating.

INLINECOATER™M

The INLINECOATER™M is equipped for high quality metallization in various applications, coating plastic and metal parts. This includes plasma etching, and multiple chamber magnetron sputtering deposition of a wide range of metals and metal alloys. Depending on application, the INLINECOATER™M is automated and integrated in the production flow, or operated manually.

Automated production cells with plastic injection molding and the INLINECOATER™M or INLINECOATER™P are the industry’s most cost efficient manufacturing solutions for plastic metallization, e.g. for decorative automotive components.

INLINECOATER™D

The INLINECOATER™D is chosen by manufacturers of high quality consumer products, such as watches and eyeglasses. Equipped with plasma etching and reactive magnetron sputtering or arc evaporation, the INLINECOATER™D provides very durable decorative ceramic coatings. A wide range of colors can be achieved, including deep black (L<30).

When quipped for maximum flexibility the INLINECOATER™D allows switch of application or process in seconds in high-mix PVD operation. The system architecture ensures high quality and production stability day in and day out.

INLINECOATER™P

The INLINECOATER™P is dedicated to metallization of plastic parts, providing magnetron sputtering in two coating chambers on an affordable stripped-down platform.

Automated production cells with plastic injection molding and the INLINECOATER™M or INLINECOATER™P are the industry’s most cost efficient manufacturing solutions for plastic metallization, e.g. for decorative automotive components.

INLINECOATER™D

 

INLINECOATERFC in automated production line for fuel cell metal bipolar plates (animation)

INLINECOATER™R in production cell for automotive lighting reflectors (Courtesy of Iskra Mehanizmi)

 

For more information, please contact
Petter Carlfjord E-mail