FORT COLLINS, Colo., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy
Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) today announced that its Pulsar(TM) High-Power
DC Pulsing Accessory has been adopted by several leading end-user customers
worldwide to enable the commercial viability of difficult, DC-power thin-film
manufacturing processes for which straight DC power is inadequate. The Pulsar
accessory has proven successful in reducing yield-crippling contamination,
splattering and crazing, while improving target utilization in such varied
applications as residential and architectural glass coating, flat panel
display (FPD) manufacturing, roll-to-roll coating and headlight metallizing.
In addition, the Pulsar accessory enables difficult processes to become
competitive without costly start-up expenditures because it is a single,
add-on solution designed to retrofit to old and new systems alike without the
need to change power supplies or established control schemes.
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Featuring single-output 40 kW, cost-effective 40/40 kW dual output as well
as high-power 80 kW-capable versions, the Pulsar accessory's exceptional,
pre-emptive arc-management technology reverses the charge of a cathode to
clear arc-inducing charge buildup. User-selectable frequency and reverse
times allow customers to tailor the device's capabilities to their specific
processes. When an arc does occur, the Pulsar accessory shunts power away
from the target for 20 micro seconds.
Dr. Hanz Betz, president and CEO of AE, noted, "AE has been the global
leader in arc-management technology for over 20 years. The Pulsar DC
accessory is our latest contribution to this tradition. The widespread
popularity and rapid adoption of the Pulsar accessory underscores AE's
continued focus on innovative technology that delivers profitable results for
our customers worldwide."
The Pulsar accessory's patented arc-management methodology enables
increased target utilization and other commercial advantages in several
difficult applications. In glass coating applications, the Pulsar device
dramatically reduced crazing-web-like cracks near the glass' edge. Moreover,
its increased target utilization enabled effective coating processes during
entire campaign cycles. In roll-to-toll coating applications, the accessory
proved successful in alleviating splattering and contamination. For FPD
applications, the accessory has consistently improved process yields, and in
some cases, has enabled 100% yield.
About Advanced Energy
Advanced Energy is a global leader in innovative power and control
technologies that drive high-growth, thin-film and nanotech manufacturing
processes worldwide, including semiconductors, flat panel displays, data
storage products, solar cells, architectural glass and other advanced product
AE's product portfolio includes precise, flexible power systems; reliable
gas and liquid flow-management systems; accurate thermal instruments; and
global support services. Leveraging this focused product portfolio and
technology leadership, AE creates solutions that maximize process impact,
improve productivity and lower cost of ownership for its customers, including
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users around the world.
AE operates in regional centers in North America, Asia and Europe and
offers global sales and support through direct offices, representatives and
distributors. Founded in 1981, AE is a publicly held company traded on Nasdaq
National Market under the symbol AEIS. For more information, go to
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