Cheshire Anilox Technology is pleased to announce the completion of its new TriplexPro 200 Plasma spray coating plant. Robotically-operated can spray and handle Anilox rollers up to 5 metres long and 6000 kg of weight.
The ceramic coating represents a critical part of the Anilox roller as it affects the consistency of the engraving and most importantly its longevity. There are hundreds of variables in the plasma spray process which determine the coating quality. By using the latest and most sophisticated fully automated system for coating application, Cheshire Anilox Technology controls the critical parameters in the plasma process to achieve a consistent, extremely dense and wear resistant ceramic.
The riplexPro®200 plasma spray gun is configured to produce very stable, fixed-length plasma arcs that are completely independent of the nozzle geometry. This design not only incorporates the best features of its predecessor the Triplex III, but has a higher throughput, improved process stability and excellent reproducibility. The deposition of coating and porosity is greatly improved resulting in a much harder surface of around 1600 HV.
The new TriplexPro®200 chamber is fully operational and available to customers since 1st July 2011.