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Swing Cathode™

With the Swing Cathode™ external-mount end block, the magnet pack swings in a programmable rotary axis that is independent of the rotating target tube, making it an ideal system for display or 3D part coating.

Other uses for Swing Cathodes™ are to pivot the magnet bar to a burn in location or to make magnet bar position adjustments via remote control.

Uniformity of < ±1% can be achieved on a static substrate (compared to > ± 15% on static substrates when not using swing).

An outboard support may be required depending upon target length.

Swing Duo™ software helps determine motion profiles.

For more information, see the application paper

Power (Maximum)

SMS: 200 kW DC or 80 kHz AC

MMS: 100 kW DC or 80 kHz AC

CMS: 20 kW DC or 80 kHz AC


SMS: 1500 V / 450 A

MMS: 1500 V / 225 A

CMS: 1500 V / 50 A

Target Length (Maximum)

SMS: Up to 4000 mm (supported)

MMS: Up to 2500 mm (supported)


  • for 125 mm ID targets - up to 650 mm (supported)
  • for 80 mm ID targets - up to 1000 mm (supported)

Cantilever capability depends upon target tube and magnet bar length and weight.