IHI Bernex AG
4600 Olten, Switzerland email@example.com
+41 62 287 86 86
SWISS CVD SOLUTIONS
Bernex as the global leader in chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating systems sets a worldwide industry standard for the enhancement of wear, friction and temperature protection of tools and components.
SWISS QUALITY SERVING THE WORLD
Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a chemical process by which vaporized precursor materials adhere to the substrate to form a wide array of coatings. At Bernex, with almost 50 years of experience, we are constantly pushing CVD to the limits to provide the best coating equipment for our customers.
Bernex CVD systems are unmatched in their precision and reliability, providing quality coatings day after day, for decades on end. Bernex develops and supplies CVD equipment for all large market players from our research and assembly facility in Switzerland. From our service organizations in Switzerland and Asia, our Swiss-trained service engineers serve customers worldwide with preventive maintenance, training and spare parts.
STATE-OF-THE-ART EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY
Bernex offers systems for a wide range of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technologies, including chemical vapor aluminizing (CVA), chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) and CVD with solid metalorganic precursors (MOCVD). All systems are configured to customer needs and loaded with standard, ready-to-use or specially developed coating recipes.
Bernex coating systems set the worldwide industry standard for the enhancement of wear, friction and temperature protection of tools and components. Because investing in a coating system is a long-term commitment, Bernex specializes in high-tech upgrades and fast, reliable support.
CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD) COATING SYSTEMS
Bernex CVD machines are capable of delivering a wide range of advanced coating solutions for applications in the cutting and forming industries. Typical applications include protective coatings on cemented carbide cutting tool inserts, steel for forming and extrusion dies and other suitable substrates.
CHEMICAL VAPOR ALUMINIZING (CVA) SYSTEMS
Bernex™ ALUVAP CVA coating systems are designed to produce diffusion coatings for protection against hot corrosion and high temperature oxidation. CVA technology is highly effective at producing so-called bond coats on the parts of the hot section of gas turbines and jet engines. It is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional bond coating methods.
CHEMICAL VAPOR INFILTRATION (CVI) EQUIPMENT
Bernex™ CVI systems are designed to coat the internal surfaces of porous materials such as carbon fiber bundles or 3D bodies that are used to make fiber-reinforced composites (FRC). Typical applications include aerospace, automotive, medical and industrial components.
CVD LABTUBE, THE MASTER R&D TOOL
Dedicated to R&D work or small concept proof validation trials, Bernex CVD LabTube is equipped with a variety of CVD precursor modules. Its modularity supports and enhances the production and extension of the coating portfolio, allowing engineers to create different combinations of coating materials, new materials or interfaces. The safe design and modularity of the system allows the users to meet the needs of present and future challenges by tuning coating properties such as adhesion, crystal structure or morphology. The small size of the Bernex CVD LabTube unit, along with its low consumables, contributes to high costs savings during coating development.
CVD TECHNOLOGY – UNMATCHED IN WEAR RESISTANCE
CVD produces thin film coatings on large variety of substrates such as tungsten carbides, tool steels, high temperature nickel alloys, ceramics and graphite. A heat treatment returns steel tools and components to the required hardness after coating.
CVD coatings provide excellent:
• Wear resistance
• Tribological properties
• Corrosion and oxidation protection
Unlike many other types of coatings, CVD can be used to coat the inside surfaces of complex shapes – the chemical vapor diffuses throughout the reactor and the precursor materials find their way to all surface areas. The Bernex chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) systems even take this one step further and can be used to coat the internal surfaces of porous materials such as 3D-printed shapes or fiber-reinforced objects.
With over 45 years of experience, Bernex has the knowledge and skill to meet the highest environmental and safety regulations with its CVD systems, for maximum productivity, reliability and quality.
Bernex equipment systems have a modular design, engineered for long service lifetimes. As technology develops and the day-to-day requirements in the industry change, Bernex offers hardware and software UPGRADES for coating systems in the field, even if they are decades old, to keep functioning at a state-of-the-art level. Optional CVD modules allow for the extension of the standard installation and enhance the production portfolio, improve operational procedures and provide increased safety for operators as well as the environment.
When you purchase a Bernex coating system, you are entering into a partnership with a firm with over 45 years of history. We are 100% committed to our customers and aim to reach total customer satisfaction. This core philosophy drives our entire culture, from equipment engineering to delivery and after sales service.
INTRODUCTION AND TRAINING
Well-trained staff is an essential component of your success. Two training moments are included in any machine delivery: when the initial acceptance test is carried out and when the system is installed at your premises. These training sessions will help your people feel comfortable with the machine’s operation and maintenance. Additional refresher training can be arranged to keep your staff up-to-date with the operation, maintenance and safety aspects of your investment. This refresher training may be especially worthwhile after an upgrade, a change in application or a hiring round.
Bernex engineers and techni¬cians are only a phone call away to support you when your equipment is down. Call our service hotline to talk to highly qualified specialists who will quickly understand your issue and help you to resolve it. All Bernex systems are equipped with a remote access interface to quickly locate the cause of the breakdown without the need for on-site service.
Bernex equipment is engineered to be highly reliable and easy to repair. Your own staff can solve most problems easily. If required, we can deploy a service team to your site on short notice.
Good maintenance significantly increases the lifetime of your investment. When you buy a Bernex system, you can also take out a preventive maintenance contract. These contracts are custom-designed, taking the intended use of the equipment into account and allowing customers to maximize their production output.
Bernex provides the highest quality spare parts with the shortest possible lead time, over the full lifetime of the equipment. Only original Bernex spare parts can guarantee perfect compatibility and quality.
Our policy of continuous improvement includes technical developments for spare parts. This way, you can benefit from an ever-increasing level of functionality and reliability.
Would you like to know more?
Please contact Philippe Ricklin, Philippe.Ricklin@ihi-bernex.com, +41 62 287 85 81
Please contact Daniel Schranz, Daniel.Schranz@ihi-bernex.com, +41 62 287 86 58