Bekaert recently introduced a new generation of ACV3 end blocks that integrates two advanced techniques to respond to the requirements and challenges of high power AC sputtering and the needs for improved robustness under a wide variety of operating conditions. An improved current transfer technique has been incorporated into the end block in the form of a drum type slip ring to maximize the possible current density while minimizing brush wear. Additionally, an advanced water sealing technique has been incorporated into the end block by replacing the lip seal with a mechanical seal. This mechanical seal, which is not sensitive to small particles in water or to sudden pressure shocks, is self lubricating and wear resistant.
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