Cathode changer

Automatic Cathode Changing System (ACS)

The ACS ensures a fast, fully automatic cathode and nozzle replacement process. If during the OMC it is found that the cathode is worn, and needs to be replaced, the OMC drives the robot in the ACS and the replacements procedure begins – which hardly lasts for 15 seconds. A new PLASMATRON® head has also been designed for this, which can also be operated manually and can be interchanged with the head used until now.

This has the following benefits:

– Reduces the interruptions of production necessary for maintenance work

No operating staff is required for a production shift

Constant assembly of the wear parts preserves the quality of PLASMATRON®

– Lower production costs

– Reduction in the operating and wear costs

– Integrated, adaptable interface for device handling

Technical features

  • Change cycle less than 15 sec.
  • Magazine for 24 cathodes/nozzles
  • Compensates deviations up to +/- 2 mm
  • Dimensions: 67 x 55 x 60 cm
  • Weight: 50 kg
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