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

The VT-500i™ is the most compact VT-Series coating system designed for small batch manufacturing operations. This small PVD coating system 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 machine is perfect for smaller operations. The VT-500i thin-film deposition system offers the same broad range of decorative and functional coatings as the other VT-Series coaters, 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.

The VT-500i 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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