Cascading-arc plasma spray gun heats feedstock particles uniformly
Sulzer Metco has released the SinplexPro single-cathode plasma spray gun. Its cascading arc technology eliminates the interdependence of the plasma arc with processing gases and flows, resulting in a plasma jet that heats feedstock particles uniformly.
According to the company, spray testing has shown efficiency improvements of 60 to 170 percent over conventional plasma spray guns when comparing achievable spray rates and deposit efficiencies.
Two configurations are available. The 180 sprays at an angle of 0 degrees and the 90 sprays at an angle of 90 degrees relative to the position of the rear gun body. Both models are designed for machine-mount use.
Each gun installation requires the company's CPI-500, which ensures proper ignition of the plasma spray gun regardless of the power supply or system controller used.