PVD Plating in Hexavalent Chrome (Cr6+) Electroplating Replacement
Summary: Chrome plating as a stable, excellent shiny decoration, corrosion prevention and abrasion wearing film surface treatment, in the last decades, it extensively be used for many industries. However, the hexavalent Chrome (Cr6+) electroplating damaged health of operators and ruined our environment. So, trivalent Chrome (Cr3+) was used to taken place of the (Cr6+) plating. With the higher requirement of quality and lower production cost demands by manufactures, now, an alternative solutions to replace expensive cost of (Cr3+) electroplating, the most important is without negative health impact and environmentally hazard effluence has been required.
When this subject come to PVD, it solved. Royal Technology has designed and developed the standardized PVD coating equipment used for various substrate materials:
ABS, ABS + PC, PA, Brass, Brass Alloy, Metal Steel, Zinc Alloy, Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy etc. With the PVD chrome processing, it changed the traditional process treatment in automotive industry, transportation vehicles, clocks, tooling instruments, hardware, bathroom and kitchen appliance and other many parts need protective layer and aesthetic coatings.
PVD Machine Model: RTAC1616-SPDC equipped with multi-arc vacuum coating sources and DC sputtering cathodes, which available for all plastic and metal substrate products PVD chrome plating.
The PVD plating process is between base and top lacquer thermal heating painting process. We can get high quality of Chrome color, stainless steel color and gold colors.
Except the high finishing surface, abrasion wearing and anti-corrosion properties, the hardness also can achieve up to 4H.
Besides, Polycold device is for option especially for ABS parts processing.
|TECHNOLOGY||Arc evaporation + DC magnetron Sputtering + Plasma cleaning|
|MATERIAL||Stainless Steel (S304)|
|CHAMBER SIZE||φ1600*1600mm (H)|
|PUMP SYSTEM||Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump (Mechanical)|
|Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump (Holding)|
|Roots Vacuum Pump|
|High Vacuum Oil Diffusion Pump|
|TECHNOLOGY||Ion Plating ( Multi-arc sources) + DC sputtering + Ion Source (for option)|
|POWER SUPPLY||Arc 9*5KW + DC Sputtering 2*48KW|
|TYPICAL TARGETS||Titanium, Zirconium, Chrome, Silver, Au gold, Aluminum, Copper etc.|
|GAS||Gas Mass Flow Meters ( Ar, N2, C2H2, O2) Argon, Nitrogen and Ethyne,Oxygen|
|CONTROL||PLC(Programmable Logic Controller)|
|SAFETY SYSTEM||Numerous safety interlocks to protect operators and equipment|
|POWER MAX.||120KW (Approx.)|
|AVERAGE POWER CONSUMPTION||55 KW (Approx.)|
Learn how our customer say about this total coating solutions:
21st. April 2018
To Royal Technology:
I bought the PVD-machineRTAC-1416. After the start-up and commissioning of the equipment, ceramics, glass and stainless steel were coated. The quality of the coating is excellent.
To cover Al-Zn alloys products, additional surface preparation of the parts to be coated is necessary. The best option is to pre-coat parts with nickel, and then topcoat the decorative coating. But since there are problems with galvanizing and nickel plating, you can do without it. The seller of this equipment can provide the technology of coating without the use of electroplating.
The colors are varied and very beautiful, especially on glass and ceramics. It makes no sense to spend money on expensive targets of chromium, instead of them you can use titanium targets, which are five times cheaper, and the resulting color is practically the same.
The company also provides services for the launch of equipment. At start-up, an interpreter is needed. We used the services of an interpreter who did not have a sufficient level of technical language knowledge. But, in principle, everything was clear, due to the very accessible and user-friendly interface of the software, and a convenient touch screen.
When buying a PVD-machine you need to have a compressor and a chiller. We were recommended to have a compressor at 9-10 atm., but quite enough 5-6 atm. Also the company provides the necessary spare parts.
Before buying a PVD-machine, all negotiations were conducted on the Internet. The end result: the PVD-machine is stands and works at my place.
I want to express special gratitude to the highly skilled manager of the company Miss Zhou Xin, who helped bring the matter to its logical completion.
TSykalo Sergey Alekseevich (Zaporozhye, Ukraine)
PVD Hard Chrome Plating Samples
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