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1. EP2836370 - INTAGLIO PRINTING PLATE COATING APPARATUS

Office
European Patent Office
Application Number 13725782
Application Date 12.04.2013
Publication Number 2836370
Publication Date 18.02.2015
Publication Kind B1
IPC
B41N 3/00
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
NPRINTING PLATES OR FOILS; MATERIALS FOR SURFACES USED IN PRINTING MACHINES FOR PRINTING, INKING, DAMPING, OR THE LIKE; PREPARING SUCH SURFACES FOR USE OR CONSERVING THEM
3Preparing for use or conserving printing surfaces
C23C 14/14
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
06characterised by the coating material
14Metallic material, boron or silicon
C23C 14/16
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
06characterised by the coating material
14Metallic material, boron or silicon
16on metallic substrates or on substrates of boron or silicon
C23C 14/34
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
C23C 14/35
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
35by application of a magnetic field, e.g. magnetron sputtering
C23C 14/46
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
46by ion beam produced by an external ion source
CPC
B41N 3/003
BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
41PRINTING; LINING MACHINES; TYPEWRITERS; STAMPS
NPRINTING PLATES OR FOILS
3Preparing for use and conserving printing surfaces
003of intaglio formes, e.g. application of a wear-resistant coating, such as chrome, on the already-engraved plate or cylinder; Preparing for reuse, e.g. removing of the Ballard shell; Correction of the engraving
C23C 14/165
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
06characterised by the coating material
14Metallic material, boron or silicon
16on metallic substrates or on substrates of boron or silicon
165by cathodic sputtering
C23C 14/35
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
34Sputtering
35by application of a magnetic field, e.g. magnetron sputtering
C23C 14/50
CCHEMISTRY; METALLURGY
23COATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT; DIFFUSION TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL; INHIBITING CORROSION OF METALLIC MATERIAL OR INCRUSTATION IN GENERAL
CCOATING METALLIC MATERIAL; COATING MATERIAL WITH METALLIC MATERIAL; SURFACE TREATMENT OF METALLIC MATERIAL BY DIFFUSION INTO THE SURFACE, BY CHEMICAL CONVERSION OR SUBSTITUTION; COATING BY VACUUM EVAPORATION, BY SPUTTERING, BY ION IMPLANTATION OR BY CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION, IN GENERAL
14Coating by vacuum evaporation, by sputtering or by ion implantation of the coating forming material
22characterised by the process of coating
50Substrate holders
H01J 37/3405
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
34operating with cathodic sputtering
3402using supplementary magnetic fields
3405Magnetron sputtering
H01J 37/3426
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
JELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
37Discharge tubes with provision for introducing objects or material to be exposed to the discharge, e.g. for the purpose of examination or processing thereof
32Gas-filled discharge tubes, ; e.g. for surface treatment of objects such as coating, plating, etching, sterilising or bringing about chemical reactions
34operating with cathodic sputtering
3411Constructional aspects of the reactor
3414Targets
3426Material
Applicants KBA NOTASYS SA
Inventors GREMION FRANÇOIS
CLAUDE LAURENT
Designated States
Title
(DE) BESCHICHTUNGSVORRICHTUNG FÜR INTAGLIO-DRUCKPLATTEN
(EN) INTAGLIO PRINTING PLATE COATING APPARATUS
(FR) APPAREIL DE REVÊTEMENT DE PLAQUE D'IMPRESSION EN CREUX
Abstract
(EN)
There is described an intaglio printing plate coating apparatus (1) comprising a vacuum chamber (3) having an inner space (30) adapted to receive at least one intaglio printing plate (10) to be coated, a vacuum system (4) coupled to the vacuum chamber (3) adapted to create vacuum in the inner space (30) of the vacuum chamber (3), and a physical vapour deposition (PVD) system (5) adapted to perform deposition of wear-resistant coating material under vacuum onto an engraved surface (10a) of the intaglio printing plate (10), which physical vapour deposition system (5) includes at least one coating material target (51, 52) comprising a source of the wear-resistant coating material to be deposited onto the engraved surface (10a) of the intaglio printing plate (10). The vacuum chamber (3) is arranged so that the intaglio printing plate (10) to be coated sits substantially vertically in the inner space (30) of the vacuum chamber (3) with its engraved surface (10a) facing the at least one coating material target (51, 52). The intaglio printing plate coating apparatus (1) further comprises a movable carrier (6) located within the inner space (30) of the vacuum chamber (3) and adapted to support and cyclically move the intaglio printing plate (10) in front of and past the at least one coating material target (51, 52).

(FR)
La présente invention se rapporte à un appareil de revêtement de plaque d'impression en creux (1) qui comprend une chambre à vide (3) qui comporte un espace interne (30) conçu pour recevoir au moins une plaque d'impression en creux (10) qui doit être recouverte, un système de vide (4) couplé à la chambre à vide (3) et conçu pour créer un vide dans l'espace interne (30) de la chambre à vide (3), ainsi qu'un système de dépôt physique en phase vapeur (5) conçu pour effectuer sous vide le dépôt d'un matériau de revêtement résistant à l'usure sur une surface gravée (10a) de la plaque d'impression en creux (10), ledit système de dépôt physique en phase vapeur (5) comprenant au moins une cible de matériau de revêtement (51, 52) qui comprend une source du matériau de revêtement résistant à l'usure qui doit être déposé sur la surface gravée (10a) de la plaque d'impression en creux (10). La chambre à vide (3) est agencée de telle sorte que la plaque d'impression en creux (10) qui doit être recouverte se trouve sensiblement verticalement dans l'espace interne (30) de la chambre à vide (3), sa surface gravée (10a) faisant face à ladite ou auxdites cibles de matériau de revêtement (51, 52). L'appareil de revêtement de plaque d'impression en creux (1) comprend en outre un chariot mobile (6) placé dans l'espace interne (30) de la chambre à vide (3) et conçu pour supporter et déplacer de manière cyclique la plaque d'impression en creux (10) devant et à l'arrière de la ou des cibles de matériau de revêtement (51, 52).