As industry leader in the field of vacuum metallizing, BOBST is known for its new product innovations. Now BOBST has applied this innovative flair to a project intended to give people a unique insight into what happens inside of a vacuum metallizer. The result of this is the high quality animated video - "BOBST General K5000: Two processes, one machine" which provides something a simple video cannot - a glimpse into the heart of the machine.
The animation provides a 360-degree view of the machine and clearly demonstrates how easily the General K5000 metallizer can be used for two processes without compromise; for coating both aluminium and aluminium oxide (AlOx) on to a wide range of substrates with high productivity. In addition to the robust BOBST Aluminium evaporation source, production can be switched simply at the touch of a button to AlOx deposition for high barrier transparent films.
The General K5000 is specifically designed for the high output film manufacturers end market; a well-established machine in the polymer film industry it metallizes at speeds up to 1'000 meters/min utillizing diameter rolls up to 1'200mm and widths of up to 4'850mm. The machine has several key features including:
Large diameter coating drum
Pump down times of less than 10 minutes
Instant changeover from Al to AlOx
Unique winding system
Eco mode - energy saving system
Low production cost
Suitable for the wide web market.