Intellivation is pleased to announce a new manufacturing expansion which was completed in late 2022. “This expansion will significantly increase our capacity for manufacturing and support our machine shop work flow most specifically. We will be adding some exciting new equipment to our machine shop which will allow us to do complete vacuum chamber machining in-house.” says Mike Simmons, Intellivation President & CEO. “Installing capacity, particularly in our machine shop helps us control our build time for our vacuum chambers and roll to roll coating equipment. Like everyone, dealing with logistics and supply chain changes has made us rethink our project planning and manufacturing flow. This expansion supports the changes the team has implemented to support our customers and commitments and helps insulate us from supply chain fluctuations.” Intellivation moved to a new state of the art facility in 2020 designed specifically for manufacturing vacuum coating equipment used in a wide range of industries and a variety of applications. This expansion adds 5,000 square feet to the existing facility.
“This expansion along with the recent and continued growth of our team will only reinforce our ability to deliver to the high standards our customers and the industry expect from Intellivation. Our innovative team, system designs, and controls are constantly improving to provide the best possible solution for depositing precision quality coatings using a range of deposition technologies”, says Mike.
Intellivation is a leading manufacturer of vacuum web coating equipment featuring unique innovative state-of-the-art design and powerful automation. We offer R2R Series vacuum coaters and metallizers in widths of 50 mm to 2 m which can include rotary and planar magnetrons, evaporation technology, substrate pretreatment, and in-situ monitoring. Our on-site Application Lab featuring the R2R500 roll-to-roll vacuum coater provides the ability to support customers’ thin film coating development on flexible substrates including metal foils, polymers, textiles, nonwovens, flexible glass and flexible ceramics. We provide solutions for technically challenging applications including but not limited to medical devices, energy storage, superconductors, optics, flexible electronics, solar and other functional coatings.
We commissioned our latest R2R machine in our Lab and kicked it off by running a very complex and difficult multilayer coating. Our process knowledge and team continue to grow and provide great support for our customers and we look forward to the next challenges our customers bring.
Manufacturing R2R Vacuum Web Coating Systems with Dedicated Lab Provides Unique Process Development Capabilities
Loveland CO, May 28, 2021: Intellivation LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative & versatile thin film coating equipment and components for vacuum deposition on roll-to-roll substrates, celebrates their one-year anniversary in their new state-of-the-art facility in Loveland CO. The 21,000 ft2 site allows for multiple projects to be managed simultaneously and has a new dedicated Lab for product development including unique vacuum deposition and web handling capabilities with thin film analysis.
“We are so proud of our team for facilitating the relocation during the pandemic. They worked diligently and efficiently, we did not have any delays in customer orders or commitments and we were up and running in 7 days. This was due to the dedication and expertise of our team.” says Mike Simmons, CEO of Intellivation. “The ability to design and build a facility to our specific needs has created an environment for product and process development for thin film vacuum coatings. Our Lab tool is uniquely configurable, and we have a very wide range of deposition sources and materials in-house. All of the work we do in the Lab is directly transferable to production tools which we can concurrently manufacture to deliver the same performance demonstrated in the Lab.”
Intellivation’s R2R Series vacuum web coating systems have a compact and ergonomic design for coating flexible polymer, ceramic, and glass substrates and metal foils with a wide range of thin film materials. The Application Lab is equipped with a R2R330 for process development. “Although onsite visits were significantly limited during the past year, the current feedback that access to a robust R2R vacuum web coating tool platform in the US, with our deposition technologies, in-house process expertise and onsite characterization equipment, is truly unique and beneficial. It enables rapid process and product development and accelerates new product launches by reducing time to market” says Mike. “We look forward to hosting more customers and taking on new challenges here.”
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Intellivation sponsors the 36th Annual Northern California Chapter AVS (NCCAVS) Equipment Exhibition. Join us on at the Holiday Inn San Jose Airport on February 19, 2015, from 11AM – 7PM.