Discover our complete solutions portfolio covering Cathodic Protection and Corrosion management - PCB design and plating - Functional and decorative plating - Electrocoating - Acoustics
Elsyca V-PIMS
A revolution in digital PIMS combining Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Management System (PIMS) and computational modeling capabilities
Elsyca IRIS
Deep analysis of AC threats supporting efficient mitigation systems computer-aided design
Elsyca CatPro
Graphical simulation platform for cathodic protection and DC stray current analysis of pipeline networks
Elsyca CPManager
3D CAD-based software simulation platform for the computer-aided design and analysis of cathodic protection installations
Elsyca ACTA
Unique solution offering accurate, disambiguated, and tailored risk ranking report of pipeline networks
Elsyca PlatingManager
Leverage a digital twin of your plating line to predict plating performance and increase manufacturing capacity
Elsyca PCBBalance
The world’s only PCB DFM software that applies automated and optimized copper balancing to your PCB design and panel layout.
Elsyca PCBPlate
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for enhancing the plating performance of your PCB panel and pattern plating processes.
Elsyca ECoatMaster
CAD independent software platform for the simulation of the automotive electrocoating process of a body-in-white (BIW).
Elsyca EPOS
Simulate the performances of electropolishing processes based on a virtual mock-up of the electropolishing cell.
Elsyca AnodizingManager
State-of-the-art graphical simulation platform for analyzing the production performance and quality of anodizing processes.
Elsyca CorrosionMaster
CorrosionMaster identifies corrosion hot spots and predicts corrosion rates, enabling engineers to look at alternative material combinations and/or coating systems, or investigate corrosion-mitigating measures.
Elsyca LeakageMaster
Improve vehicles interior acoustic comfort by performing upfront virtual smoke tests.
Elsyca MeshingMaster
Automatically creates meshes for a variety of applications such as acoustics, CFD, thermal analysis, etc
Elsyca XPlorer
Interactive simulation results viewer for Finite Elements results
Elsyca XPlorer3D
Analyze, Understand and Get Immersed in your results

High speed and high performance Pt plating of a single blade

The Elsyca Intellitool concept can be applied to the platinum plating process of blade programs.

High speed and high performance Pt plating of a single blade

The Elsyca Intellitool concept can be applied to the platinum plating process of blade programs. Wet run tests for different blade programs have demonstrated that Intellitool based tooling units are extremely well performing, allowing for very important Pt metal savings (up to 50 % compared to state-of-art industrial practice), at a plating speed that was 2 to 5 times higher, hence leading to a huge productivity increment. In addition these Intellitool based tooling units can not only be optimised towards uniform layer thickness specifications over the shroud surfaces of a blade, but also towards differential speciifications (e.g. leading – trailing edge, concave – convex side of the blade). Due to its sparse structure, the pen matrix is ideally suited for precisely controlling the current density over the blade surfaces while allowing for a strong electrolyte refreshment along these surfaces, thereby preventing that poor quality deposits will be produced.

The Intellitool concept consists of a hardware and a software part. The core hardware consists of a double anode pen matrix structure that is dedicated to the shape of the blade, whereby the current on each pen can be individually controlled in time. This pen matrix structure is integrated in a plastic assembly that contains the blade holder and possibly also a pressure chambre for a dedicated forced flow system. A steering unit contains individual current sources for each anode pen and is connected to the pen matrix holders by a multiple flex copper connect. This steering unit is controlled from a computer by means of graphical user interface. This interface also allows the operator changing process parameters like total process time and individual pen current values. The steering unit is further equiped with a read back option that allows identifying malfunctioning or worn out anode pens. This information is displayed in the graphical user interface.

The Intellitool concept is basically modular, allowing for combining multiple single blade units into a bigger tooling set that is controlled by one single steering unit and user interface.