The BDS-ARC150/250 Cathodic Arc Evaporation Generator is the most reliable and highest performing power generator on the market today. Designed specifically for high current Cathodic ARC evaporation processes (CAE), it’s switching DC converter has an efficiency above 90%.
Two models are available with a maximum output rating of 150 or 250 amps DC. Both models are built into a compact and light 19 inches electronics rack mountable enclosure.
Both round and rectangular ARC sources can be easily connected and powered with this generator. Enhanced target erosion uniformity may be accomplished when using the optional Current Modulation feature.
The BDS-ARC 150/250 is easy to integrate into an OEM processing system and has the following features:
Compact size – the enclosure measures 4RU (7″/178mm) tall. Up to 6 units can be installed in a single cabinet saving space and installation costs.
Low heat dissipation – When powering an ARC source operating at 220A/20V the typical heat dissipation is only 400W.
Flexible control interface – RS232 and analog user ports are included – Profibus control is available as an option.
Efficient cooling system – Oversized heat sinks with variable speed fans enable the unit to be run at full power in 104°F/40°C ambient temperatures without any failure.
Optional contactless ignition module
Optional current output modulation – this dual current set point operates in the 1-50Hz frequency range.
Compliance – CE MARK
Country of manufacture – ITALY
AC mains input voltage: 400V (European standard) or 480V (USA Standard) 3-phase /50-60Hz
AC Mains input current: 13 amps/phase maximum @400V
Grounding: via PE (protective earth)
Enclosure: 19″ wide rack mount – 4RU (7″/178mm) high
Front panel display: LCD type – 2 lines X 40 characters – blue color (Note: the front panel does not include any user controls – just operating parameter display – all functional control via the analog or serial I/O)
DC output current: 20>150 or 20>250 amps
DC output voltage (full load): 25 volts
Maximum output power: 3.75kW / 6.25kW
Output current modulation: (optional) via pulsing the output at 5>500mS – programming done via the serial I/O
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