29 May 2018
29 May 2018
Henniker is enhancing its plasma treatment range with the release of the Nebula Advanced Plasma System.
Henniker’s plasma surface treatment technologies transform difficult to bond materials via nano-scale removal of organic contamination and by activating the surface, thereby increasing the material’s surface energy and allowing adhesives, paint and printing inks to attach more easily.
The Nebula features a 150 litre capacity internal treatment volume that can be configured with several parts loading schemes, including a rotary drum option, and operates under industrial standard PLC control. The newly developed Portals user application provides recipe driven process options together with privilege level user access for unattended operation. This combination of features addresses the needs of industrial and research customers alike.
A unique feature of the Nebula is the addition of an optional monomer dosing inlet. This is a fully automated device for the introduction of a wide range of liquid monomers to produce permanently functionalised surfaces via plasma polymerisation, greatly extending the range of plasma surface treatment possibilities from a single machine.
Henniker’s plasma processes solve problems in a wide range of industries where high performance material properties are required, including aerospace, automotive and medical device manufacture. Plasma treatment of aerospace composite materials is proving advantageous in both cleaning and adhesive bonding of dissimilar materials, the company reports.
Features and benefits of the Nebula include:
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