Customers Embrace Cascading Arc Technology Using Oerlikon Metco's SinplexPro Plasma Spray Gun

Winterthur, Switzerland — New SinplexPro spray gun appeals to a large customer base because it allows applicators to standardize coating parameters across multiple spray systems.

Oerlikon Metco today reported brisk sales of its SinplexPro plasma spray gun and that the rate of adoption is increasing steadily. The SinplexPro spray gun, launched approximately two years ago, brings the benefits of cascading arc technology to customers on their existing plasma spray systems. These benefits, which include significantly higher throughput and improved coating repeatability, save customers time and cost to apply thermal spray coatings using atmospheric plasma spray.

Customers have also found it is much easier to standardize their coating processes using SinplexPro to achieve the same coating quality and structure across different plasma spray system platforms — an endeavor that is considerably more challenging with legacy plasma spray guns, but long desired by the industry.

"For our customers operating multiple plasma systems within a single facility, as well as our multina-tional and global customers operating plasma systems at a number of facilities, this is a very important and appealing argument for making the switch to cascading arc technology," states Omar Sabouni, Oerlikon Metco Product Line Manager. "We have a substantial number of customers who purchased an initial SinplexPro spray gun and are now standardizing their coating parameters across different system platforms with additional purchases; some of those being operated on competitor platforms."

The value of this is clear — SinplexPro creates the ability for customers to introduce and benefit from advanced plasma spray technology. Customers can then easily duplicate those benefits on often different control platforms; thereby providing a cost-effective route towards process standardization with very minimal development effort.

SinplexPro, along with TriplexPro, comprise the company's revolutionary and highly successful cas-cading arc spray gun portfolio. These spray guns are employed by customers in aerospace, printing equipment, automotive, power generation, oil and gas and a number of other industries for a wide range of coating applications.

Oerlikon Metco's highly efficient cascading arc plasma spray gun portfolio. Top: TriplexPro-210. Bottom: SinplexPro-90.

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Andreas Bachmann

Head of Marketing Communications

Oerlikon Metco

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About Oerlikon Metco

Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces that bring benefits to customers through a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, equipment, materials, services, specialized machining services and compo-nents. The surface technologies such as Thermal Spray and Laser Cladding improve the performance and increase efficiency and reliability. Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as aviation, power gen-eration, automotive, oil gas, industrial and other specialized markets and operates a dynamically growing network of more than 40 sites in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. Oerlikon Metco, together with Oerlikon Balzers, belongs to the Surface Solutions Segment of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group (SIX: OERL).

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About the Surface Solutions Segment

The Oerlikon Surface Solutions Segment includes the two brands Oerlikon Balzers and Oerlikon Metco. Oerlikon Balzers is one of the world's leading suppliers of surface technologies that significantly improve the performance and durability of precision components as well as tools for the metal and plastics processing industries. Extremely thin and exceptionally hard coatings reduce fric-tion and wear. Under the technology brand ePD, the company develops integrated services and solu-tions for the metallization of plastic parts with chrome effects. Oerlikon Metco enhances surfaces with coating solutions and equipment. Customers benefit from a uniquely broad range of surface technologies, coating solutions, equipment, materials, services, and specialized machining services and components. The innovative solutions improve performance and increase efficiency and reliability. Oerlikon Metco serves industries such as power generation, aviation, automotive, and other specialized markets. The Surface Solutions Segment operates a dynamically growing network of currently more than 145 facilities with over 140 coating centers in 35 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia, employing more than 6 000 people. The Surface Solutions Segment is part of the Switzerland-based Oerlikon Group (SIX: OERL).

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