It is the technology leader in physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating technology.
What are PVD Coatings?
PVD Coatings are typically applied to cutting tools, such as drills or end mills, molds and dies, and machine components to extend their lifetime.
Typical PVD coating include TiN, TiCN, or TiAIN. PLATIT units can also deposit high-performance nanocomposite coatings, for example nACo®, nACRo®, and nACVIc®.
Coating Advantages
PLATIT develop and produces coating equipment for plasma-generating PVD coating units 
(Physical Vapor Deposition).  PLATIT coating units are based on:

• conventional cathodic ARC technology (PL 70, pl1001, PL2001)

• and the unique LARC® (Later Rotating Cathodes) and CERC® (Central Rotating Cathodes) technologies for the different machine types of the unique PLATIT  series.

PLATIT hold a significant number of patents related to coatings, coating technologies, and processes.

PLATIT coating offer the highest standard of modern coating technology for tool steels (cold /hot work steel, high speed steel; HSS, HSCO, M42, … ) and tungsten carbides (WC). All work pieces can be coated with a programmable coating thickness between 1 and 18 µm. All batches are coated with high uniformity, ensuring the repeatability of the coating quality.
The PLATIT hard coatings reduce the abrasive, adhesive and crater wear on the tools for conventional wet, dry and high speed machining. Modern coating technology reduces ARC droplets and the friction between chip and tool. All carbide tipped tooling must be manufactured with brazing material that contains no cadmium and no zinc. Cadmium and zinc are not stable under the high vacuum at the coating process temperatures. Braze outgassing will ruin the strength of the joint, contaminate the tooling surface and the vacuum chamber.
PLATIT technology ensures an increase in tool life through the reduction of friction on  punches, molds and dies.
For Forming applications such as extrusion, molding, deep-drawing, coining, PLATIT hard coatings reduce friction, wear, built-up edges and striation. Repolishing of functional surfaces is not necessary in most cases.
Injection Molding
The PLATIT hard coatings increase productivity for plastic forming and forming machine components with better release and lower wear. Low roughness and excellent surface texture improve part release and influence injection forces in the mold to allow shorter cycle times. For parts with a mirror finish, repolishing after coating is recommended. Due to physical limitations, deep holes and slots are seldom coatable.
PLATIT hard coatings solve tribology problems with machine components which can be coated at temperatures of 200-600°C. Due to the hardness (up to 45 GPa), abrasive  wear is reduced. This leads to higher reliability for dry operations, and environmentally damaging lubricants can be replaced.
Basic Application Fields
  Cutting   Punching  
    Injection Molding  
Forming Tribology
Flexible Coating
Flexible Coating

Application Oriented
Different objects (e.g. tools)
are not coated with one
universal coating, but in separate batches
with the optimal coatin for their individual applications.

User Oriented
Large and small part quantitie
can be coated according to the customer’s specifications. Users can create new coating brands to coat special parts for highest performance and their own marketing.

Highly Reproducible
All customer-dedicated batches can be repeated with the same exact parameters and under the
same conditions.

The collectionof similar pieces to be coated in one batch can be  minimized. No waiting times.

The system’s payback is ensured even at just a few batches per day , since coating times are
much shorter than with conventional units.
Large Volume Coating

Standard Coating for All Pieces
In industrial mass coating, different types of substrates are often coated together. While high volumes may raise profitability, coating performance often suffers. Also, process times are typically much longer than with smaller quantities.
The 300 and PL1001 units make
traditional high-volume coating flexible.
They offer high-quality coatings and short cycle times. Different substrate types and size can be mixed without sacrificing coating quality.
Dedicated Coating
The PL70, 80, ¹¹¹, and 300 units make specially tailored coating possible and economical,even for small and medium-sized batches.
Dedicated TiN
for milling cutters
Dedicated TiAIN
for ens mills
Dedicated TiCN
for punches and dies
Flexible Coating Growth
This chart shows the growth of turnover in three flexible coating centers on different continents. They are all using PLATIT technology

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