Patents Assigned to Balzars Aktiengesellschaft
  • Publication number: 20040219294
    Abstract: A process and an arrangement by means of which it is possible to generate a layer system for the protection against wear, for the protection against corrosion and for improving the sliding properties or the like, which has an adhesive layer for the arrangement on a substrate, a transition layer for the arrangement on the adhesive layer and a cover layer of an adamantine carbon, the adhesive layer including at least one element from the Group which contains the elements of the 4th, 5th and 6th Subgroup and silicon, the transition layer comprising carbon and at least one element from the above-mentioned Group, and the cover layer consisting essentially adamantine carbon, the layer system having a hardness of at last 15 GPa, preferably at least 20 GPa, and an adhesion of at least 3 HF.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2004
    Publication date: November 4, 2004
    Applicant: Balzars Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Orlaw Massler, Mauro Pedrazzini, Christian Wohlrab, Hubert Eberle, Martin Grischke
  • Publication number: 20030141184
    Abstract: A vacuum treatment system has a vacuum treatment chamber, with a sensor arrangement to detect the treatment atmosphere momentarily existing in the treatment area. An ACTUAL value sensor of the sensor arrangement for one or more of the elements to establish a treatment atmosphere is a regulating element of a control circuit for the treatment atmosphere in the treatment area. A workpiece carrier is drivably movable in the chamber through the treatment area having the treatment atmosphere. At least one of the elements modulates the treatment atmosphere in the treatment area according to a defined profile as a function of the workpiece carrier position. A process is disclosed for manufacturing workpieces, in which the workpieces are guided to a vacuum treatment area guided by a control. The treatment atmosphere is modulated in the treatment area as a function of workpiece position with the defined profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: Balzars Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Othmar Zueger