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SM Swing Cathode™

The SMS is our largest external-mount Swing Cathode™.

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.

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

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.

Swing Duo™ software helps determine motion profiles.

For more information, see the application paper

Specifications
Type

Simple, singled-ended design with outboard support if required for quick target changes, high reliability and easy maintenance; for 125 mm ID targets

Electrical rating

200 kW; 1500 V / 450 A
(DC or 80 kHz AC)

Target maximum length

4000 mm

Maximum load

2000 kg horizontal 
400 kg vertical 

Dimensions
Maintenance

Typical requirements:

  • Seal kit and bushings every 2 years (1 hour); The end block can stay mounted with external utilities attached.
  • Static seals, bearings and belt after 10 years (3 hours)

Do-it-yourself on your schedule and in your facility. Instructional videos are available. 

Custom tools available