Right-Sized, Easy-to-Use PVD Coating Equipment for Smaller Operations

The VT-500i™, Vapor Technologies, Inc.’s most compact  VT-i Series PVD coating equipment, is designed for small batch manufacturing operations. This small PVD coating machine can coat large parts up to 70 cm tall by 35.5 cm wide. Right-sized, compact and easy-to-use, this affordable PVD coating system is perfect for smaller operations. The VT-500i thin-film coating machine offers the same broad range of decorative and functional coatings as other VT-Series coating equipment, but its smaller footprint, easier maintenance, and competitive price make it suitable for an even broader range of coating applications. Differentiate your products with hard, durable PVD or diamond-like carbon (DLC) finishes.

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The VT-500i coating machine includes the following key capabilities:


Small footprint, easy to integrate into factory.


Easy to operate and maintain.

Low cost

Low per-part coating costs.

Part sizes

Coat large parts up to 70 cm x 35.6 cm.

Remote Access

Factory remote diagnostics available.


Durable diamond-like carbon coatings.

VT-500i Specifications 
System capacity
Coating zone per rack70 cm x 35.6 cm ø (27.5 in x 14 in)
Number of racks1
Coated area capacity 0.8 m2 (8.6 ft2)
System footprint1.2 m x 3.2 m (3.9 ft x 10.6 ft)
Coating technologies
  • Cathodic arc physical vapor deposition
  • Diamond-like carbon (DLC)
  • Available metallic coatings: pure, alloyed, or reacted zirconium, titanium, and chromium

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