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Intellivation Completes Expansion of Manufacturing facility to provide production solutions for R2R Vacuum Web Coating Systems

Intellivation Completes Expansion of Manufacturing facility to provide production solutions for R2R Vacuum Web Coating Systems

Loveland CO, December 29, 2023: Intellivation announces the completion of the final manufacturing expansion phase of its headquarters to over 50,000 ft2 in December 2023.  Mike Simmons, President & CEO of Intellivation emphasizes the significance of the expansion, stating, “This expansion will significantly increase our capacity while improving efficiency by streamlining work flow in the manufacture of our state-of-the-art roll-to-roll vacuum coating equipment.  Along with our earlier expansion in late 2022, we are now equipped to provide the complete solution for our R2R and vacuum solutions in-house, positioning Intellivation as a uniquely vertically integrated manufacturer.  In 2023, we have already manufactured a number of vacuum chambers used in our production systems.  We are currently finalizing the manufacturing of the chamber for our new R2R600 Lab machine which will be installed in a newly dedicated Lab and will house our metrology equipment.  This new space will have room for two dedicated R2R Lab systems which will help us better support our customers who are developing new products and investigating new technology areas.”

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 latest expansion adds 28,000 square feet to the existing facility.

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 50mm to 2m which can include rotary and planar magnetrons, evaporation technology, substrate pretreatment, and in-situ monitoring.  Our on-site Application Lab featuring the R2R600 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.

Intellivation’s Latest Expansion is well underway.

Intellivation’s Latest Expansion is well underway.

Intellivation’s latest facility expansion is well underway, with move-in scheduled for December 2023. We are excited to see our manufacturing footprint grow to >50,000 ft2. The new space will provide additional capacity for our machine shop and welding operations, expansion of our R2R Vacuum Coating Lab with multiple machines, and significant space for increased manufacturing and operational flow through our facility.

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Intellivation Completes Manufacturing Expansion in Loveland CO

Intellivation Completes Manufacturing Expansion in Loveland CO

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.

Intellivation Breaks Ground on Expansion in Loveland CO

Intellivation Breaks Ground on Expansion in Loveland CO

Intellivation is pleased to announce a new manufacturing expansion which will be completed in early 2023. “This expansion will significantly increase our capacity for manufacturing and support our machine shop work flow. 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. “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 will add 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 expects 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”, states 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.

For more information: info@intellivation.com or www.intellivation.com

INTELLIVATION’s New R2R500 Lab Machine is Up and Running

INTELLIVATION’s New R2R500 Lab Machine is Up and Running

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.

Intellivation Celebrates 1st Anniversary in New State of the Art Facility in Loveland CO

Intellivation Celebrates 1st Anniversary in New State of the Art Facility in Loveland CO

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.”

For more information: info@intelli-vation.com or www.intellivation.com

Intellivation attends 2020 Association of Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators R2R Conference in Orlando, FL

Come say hello to Intellivation at the 2020 Association of International Metallizers, Coaters, and Laminators (AIMCAL) R2R Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Intellivation president Mike Simmons serves as the AIMCAL Vacuum Web Coating committee co-chair to help seek out the best technical papers in emerging roll to roll vacuum web coating technology areas such as hybrid flexible electronics manufacturing technology, thin film batteries, roll to roll optical coatings, large area roll to roll sputter deposition, and flexible medical devices, in order to put on a strong technical program in the vacuum web coating technology track.

Please visit the conference to learn more about these exciting technology areas, and while you are here visit the Intellivation exhibit to learn more about our high utilization planar magnetrons for PVD sputtering, reel to reel vacuum deposition equipment for Production, Pilot, and R&D, large area PVD coating systems, and our on-site thin film coating development laboratory.

Intellivation exhibits at the 2020 Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) Techcon in Chicago, IL

Intellivation exhibits at the 2020 Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC) TechCon in Chicago, Illinois.

Visit our booth to discuss the latest innovations in high volume manufacturing of roll to roll sputtered films and high utilization linear magnetrons.

We’d also love to tell you about our state of the art roll to roll thin film coating development application lab, where we can help you develop your next product and prove the performance before investing in your own piece of roll to roll thin film coating equipment.

Intellivation exhibits at the 41st Annual Northern California Chapter AVS (NCCAVS Equipment Exhibition in San Jose, CA

Intellivation exhibits at the 41st Annual Northern California Chapter AVS (NCCAVS) Equipment Exhibition in San Jose, California, held in conjunction with the NCCAVS 2020 Technical Symposium on “The Quantum World” and the 9th Annual NCCAVS Student Poster Session.

Visit the Intellivation booth to learn more about our high utilization planar magnetron cathodes, compact roll to roll sputtering systems, large area vacuum web coating equipment, the latest innovations in substrate pretreatment to promote thin film adhesion, and the Intellivation thin film vacuum coating development application lab, where we can help you bring prove out your new ideas for new coating technologies prior to investing in your own roll to roll coating system.