Chrome Electroplating Replacement by PVD process, PVD Chrome Plating Machine
Chrome plating is a film surface treatment, which has been commonly used in many industrial sectors, to provide excellent shiny decoration, which prevented corrosion and abrasion.
However, the hexavalent Chrome electroplating (Cr6+) damaged the health of operators and ruined our environment. Therefore, trivalent Chrome electroplating (Cr3+) replaced the Cr6+ plating.
But with higher quality requirements by clients and lower production cost demands by manufactures, an alternative low-cost solution needed to be found, while preventing negative health impacts and damages to our environment.
PVD treatment has been identified as the perfect solution to these issues.
Royal Technology has developed standardized PVD coating equipment, which can be applied with various materials:
ABS, ABS + PC, PA, PBT, Brass, Brass alloy, Metal steel, Zinc alloy, Aluminum alloy.
PVD revolutionized chrome processing in industries such as:
Automotive (e.g. Interior trims, Logo, etc.)
Packaging Bathroom fixtures
And in many other industries, parts need protective layers and aesthetic coatings.
The PVD-Cr1600 machine is exclusively designed to replace traditional Chrome electroplating.
Combined with UV process, the coating application covers all materials: plastics, brass and zinc alloy and mild steel.
There are multiple deposition sources: The cathodic arc evaporator and magnetron sputtering cathodes enable maximum
flexibility and numerous finishing requirements with reduced cycle times.
Cycle time: 20~30 minutes
Capacity per shift (8 hours): approx. 15 cycles
PVD-Cr1600 Machine Technical Specifications:
Deposition Chamber (mm)
Stainless Steel with liners,
φ1600 x H1600 (63” x 63”)
Effective Coating Zone (mm)
φ1350 x H1250
Load Mass (kg)
500 ~ 1000
Number of Satellites (mm)
6 x φ 350
Pulsed Bias Power
Arc Cathode Power (KW)
Pulsed Sputtering Power (KW)
Mechanical, roots and diffusion pumping package
Operation Control System
PLC controlled processing with Touch Screen HMI
Electrical Enclosures (mm) L x W x H
PS : 1200 x 2000 x 600
Power : 600 x 2000 x 1000
Machine configuration according to customer requirements, the fixturingdesign and workshop layout plan supported by Royal Technology