The beating heart of surface treatment

28.09.2020 As with so many aspects of technology, the part that is on show is always the best known and attracts the greatest attention. Surface treatment is no different in that respect, but with Vetaphone (Kolding, Denmark), it is the beating heart at the centre of the system that is reported to set the Danish pioneer’s technology apart from all of its competitors – and that heart is known as the iCorona Generator.

Vetaphone’s iCorona generators are the beating heart of the company’s surface treatment systems.
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Vetaphone’s iCorona generators are the beating heart of the company’s surface treatment systems.

Modular in construction, iCorona is designed to be efficient, upgradable and easy to maintain, to offer the high degree of future proofing that today’s changing market demands. All of the important electronic components are built into one easily accessible module that means servicing is quick and simple, which makes for smoother running and longer life, as all vital parts in the module are updated to the latest technology.

Compact generator

And, all this comes within a very compact generator that has a small footprint to cater for today’s crowded production floor and is uniquely CE approved for Europe and UL listed for both the USA and Canada. The advantage of this is obvious – with approval across all continents, Vetaphone can build iCorona generators without needing to know their final destination, which means delivery is quicker and there are no issues relating to type approval or power requirements, which typically sees 50Hz used in Europe and 60Hz in America. iCorona caters for both and its technology also includes a unique patented resonant feedback system that automatically matches the Corona to the substrate being treated.

Highly controllable

As befits market leading technology, Vetaphone’s iCorona generator is highly controllable. Its standard iCC7 panel is intuitive and compact, making it user-friendly for all operatives. There are plenty of interface options to provide centralised set-up and control from the main machine HMI. The benefit of centralised HMI is that it allows one operator to oversee production, including several lines at the same time. Vetaphone provides free software advice during implementation of the interface, which with graduated feedback provides the operator with only the information required at that stage – although full details are accessible at any time.

A proud history of pioneering ensures that Vetaphone customers benefit from systems that are a perfect blend of innovation and proven technology. With iCorona generators in operation around the world, they can truly be said to be the ‘beating heart’ of surface treatment.