Plasma Spray Equipment


Plasma Spraying

Plasma is the term used to describe gas which has been raised to such a high temperature that it ionises and becomes electrically conductive. In the case of Plasma spraying, the plasma is created by an electric arc burning within the nozzle of a plasma gun and the arc gas is formed into a plasma jet as it emerges from the nozzle. Powder particles are injected into this jet where they melt and then strike the surface at high velocity to produce a strongly adherent coating.

Almost any material can be sprayed including metals, ceramics, and plastics. The workpiece remains cool because the plasma is localised at the gun.

Metallisation offers a Pistol Control Console (PCC) plasma spray system that is capable to spray a range of commonly available plasma pistols, as well as their PS50 pistol.


Met-PCC(PLAS) Plasma Spraying System

The Metallisation Met-PCC(PLAS) is the latest development to our Atmospheric Plasma Spray (APS) systems.

The Met-PCC(PLAS) system applies all of the simple control / operator interface features of our previous Plasma and HVOF systems but now allows the use of the Metallisation 50kW PLA5000 pistol and/or non-Metallisation plasma pistols. 50kW pistols use a single power source with an additional power source added for 80kW systems.

The Met-PCC(PLAS) system has re-packaged the control elements and utilised the latest technology to optimise functionality and reliability. At the front end, the operator interface utilizes an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI), including the option to integrate video images into the display. The interface runs on a familiar touchscreen Windows PC platform with Intel Dual Atom processor which is great for usability, integration and communication. Behind the scenes, the latest PLC runs the system with communication between devices via the reliable Ethernet protocol.

As you would expect from a system of this standard, the gases/fluids are all mass-flow controlled for optimum repeatability of coatings. All spray parameters can have real-time trending on the system.

The result is a truly unique, compact design, flexible, easy to operate Plasma system, backed up by Metallisation’s 90 year+ industry experience and support.

Applications:

  • Print rolls / Analox rolls
  • Paper rolls
  • Mechanical Seals
  • Aerospace engine
  • Aerospace airframe
  • Wire Drawing Capstans
  • Automotive valves
  • Base Coat to Non-Stick Surfaces

Features:

  • Mass flow control of primary, secondary, and carrier gases = repeatability
  • Easy to use, intuitive operator interface
  • Inverter power supply = stability
  • PC control with touch screen operator interface
  • Optional keyboard control or operator interface unit
  • Manual or fully sequenced start-up, operation and shut-down
  • Various straight, angled and extension pistols can be used
  • Safety interlocks to prevent running without coolant and gases
  • Argon or Nitrogen primary and Nitrogen, Helium or Hydrogen secondary gases
  • Unlimited recipes and parameter recording
  • Other powder feeders/power sources can be interfaced
TMS Metalizing Systems is "The Right Choice"TM  in Thermal Spray Equipment!