xPro – S3

Vacuum Hard Coating System With New PDA III*-Technology and HiParc-Technology (optional)

The xPro – S3 is the most advanced industrial small size vacuum coating system, which includes the PDA*-technology. It is specifically designed for the deposition of high performance metallurgical coatings, such as AlCrSiN, AlTiSiN, AlCrN, AlTiN, CrN, TiC,N, TiN and many others. Such coatings are evaporated by arc onto a variety of cutting tools, dies and moulds, components and consumer products for wear, erosion and  corrosion protection as well as tribological purposes. The xPro – S3 is also in a “pulsed” high power version as xPro – S3H (HiParc**) available, where the technology and power supply package enables faster deposition rates, shorter cycle times and significantly improved target utilisation.

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The xPro – S3 is characterized by:

  • Robust system designed for the rigorous production environment using sophisticated vacuum coating technologies.
  • Rugged construction marked by an extremely advanced highly refined design.
  • Extreme reliability based on intelligent straightforward design and construction.
  • The broadest spectrum of coatings and coating technology available in a single system at the lowest possible cost.
  • Fully automatic, computer controlled, closed loop process control providing process repeatability, reliability and a user-friendly environment.
  • The coating industry’s broadest capabilities in the smallest footprint.

Technical Highlights of the xPro – S3:

PDA III*-Technology
  • PDA III* “Plasma-Diffused-Arc” for the deposition of smooth, more compact coatings
Magnetic arc confinement MACIII*
  • High target utilization
  • Drastically reduced micro-particle formation
Short process time
  • Increased heating capabilities
  • Efficient cleaning and etching cycle
Improved coating properties
  • Advanced interface formation
  • Extremely clean process environment
Improved part handling and fixturing
  • Safest most manoeuvrable transport carts
  • Easy to load and use carts with high load capabilities
Improved software design
  • Extreme ease of use
  • Highly reproducible runs
  • High level of flexibility for custom tailored coating solutions
  • Remote control and diagnostics
Improved thermal management
  • Intensive water cooling
  • Double walled construction
Most reliable components
  • Brand name components
  • Clever integration

System data

Size of vacuum chamber 680 × 650 × 1,150 mm (L × W × H)
Coating volume 350 × 720 mm (Ø × H)
No. of rotary platform
(substrate carrier)
Size of rotary platform
(substrate carrier)
480 × 430 × 1,015 mm (L × W × H)
Pumping 2 double stage rotary vane pumps
1 turbomolecular pump
Sources 3 large area arc evaporators
Power supplies 3 arc power supplies @ 210 A
optional: 400 A pulsed (HiParc**)
1 pc 10 kW dc bias power supply
Heater 1 pcs, rated @ 12 kW each
Overall size 3,370 × 1,635 × 2,220 mm (L × B × H)
Power 80 kW, 400 V, 3 ph + N, 50/60 Hz

System capacity

Plasma volume 350 × 720 mm (Ø × H)
End mills Ø 4 × 50 mm 1,340 pcs
End mills Ø 12 × 75 mm 480 pcs
Inserts ½″ x ½″ x 4 mm 2,800 pcs
Hobs Ø 80 × 80 mm 72 pcs
Hobs Ø 100 × 100 mm 42 pcs

*PDA = Plasma-Diffused-Arc
**HiParc = High Power Pulsed Arc