Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA)

the best process control to create conforming parts every time

Our Plasma Transferred Arc [PTA] system, Starweld 400, is ideal for the best process control to create conforming parts every time. CTS’s capabilities range from impeller, wear, and case rings, to bearing and shaft sleeves along with other components.

We are experienced applying Stellite 1, 6, 12, as well as Colmonoy 5, and 6 to base materials ranging from 300 and 400 series stainless steel, to duplex and super duplex parts. Our process continues to bring superior Plasma Transferred Arc coatings to the pumping industry, and we look forward to the opportunity of working with you on any of your projects.

In addition to PTA, CTS offers HVOF, Spray and Fuse, which are complimented with our precision machining and grinding capabilities.

Cincinnati Thermal Spray (CTS) has been serving various pump industries for over 25 years. For more than two decades, companies like ITT, Flowserve, Ruhrpumpen, Sulzer, Grundfos, and Weir have trusted CTS coatings to protect components inside of Industrial pumps. CTS manufactures complete welded impeller rings, wear rings, sleeves, bushings, coated plungers, and shafts.

Plasma Transferred Arc
Plasma Transferred Arc
Plasma Transferred Arc

In the pump industry, friction, corrosion, and abrasion are forces which constantly threaten deteriorating components, which can derail production and result in costly downtime. CTS engineers are experts at analyzing complex problems and developing innovative coatings to achieve and maintain peak performance. Common coatings include Stellite (Kennametal) and (Wall) Colmonoy plus HVOF applied Tungsten carbide, Chrome Carbide, Monel and Plasma applied Chrome Oxide plus all spray and fused coatings that enhance the life cycle of your engineered pumps. These coatings when applied properly will work to give longer life to pumps, creating a barrier against the pump’s media of high wear, corrosion, and abrasion prone issues.

Plasma Transferred Arc

Research Center, Certifications and Approvals

Save time by using our Research Center to view next-generation coating methods and the latest coating technologies. You can also find information about our Facility Certifications and Industry Approvals.

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Want to learn more about CTS’ capabilities and coating solutions? Contact us today to consult directly with one of our certified engineers and discover how we can help you attain efficiency, productivity, and protection within 24 hours.