When it comes to coating saw blades, the biggest challenge is to find a coating unit that can efficiently coat large quantities in a single batch at a high level of quality without damaging the saw blades.
Due to their high content of heat-sensitive steel, accurately controlling the process temperature is essential. Too high process temperatures will deform the saw blade, by meaning it will no longer cut true.

Our Custom Coating Solution meets these challenges

  • The PVD unit has a temperature control system for coating saw blades; the temperature is kept within a very narrow range
  • The use of ARC power supplies on alloyed targets improves the deposition rate and coating distribution, ensures uniform erosion and extends the target material’s lifespan
  • Pulsed cathodes and the improved ARC distribution produce smoother coatings
  • The coating chamber is suitable for large tools and substrates
  • The modular carousel design provides maximum loading flexibility
Sample Custom Coating Solution PL2011 for Tru-Cut Saw

For the coating of large saw blades up to ø of 1423 mm (56”), we have built a high-capacity coating unit. A custom-designed carousel with 6 configurations allows for maximum loading flexibility while maintaining the quality of the coating. Tools with a small or large diameter or mixed loads can be coated in one batch.

Saw blade coating unit PL2011

The unit is equipped with two doors to provide:

  • Optimal access to the chamber
  • Simplified maintenance of both the machine and the cathodes
  • Simplified batch management since a completed batch can be removed through one door and the next batch loaded immediately via the other door

A rail system ensures that the carousel trolley is always correctly aligned with the chamber, thereby making the loading and unloading of loads of up to 1800 kg easy. The height of the custom-designed carousel trolley can be adjusted at the touch of a button.

Technologies applied:

  • 6 x Planar ARC cathode, 4 of which pulsed with ARC power supplies

Etching technologies applied:

  • LGD® (Lateral Glow Discharge) with 2 cathodes with a shutter and 2 cathodes acting as anodes
  • Plasma etching with argon, glow discharge
  • Metal ion etching (Ti, Cr)
Saw blade coating unit PL2011 open

Load and cycle times:

  • 2 - 5 batches/day

  • Coating volume up to [mm]: ø1400 x H700

  • Load up to 1800kg

Machine dimensions:

  • Footprint [mm]: W8000 x D5800 x H2350


  • Simple use and maintenance
  • PLATIT’s SmartSoftware (PC and PLC system)
  • Modern control system with touch screen
  • Data recording and real-time display of process parameters and flow
  • Manual and automatic process control
  • Remote diagnostics and maintenance