(978) 521-0095 sales@ultraspray.com

USI PRISM Shipments Increase as Fuel Cell Market’s Continues to Grow Rapidly

Haverhill, MA USA – October 15, 2019 – The fuel cell market continues to grow rapidly with projections of more than 20% CAGR through the mid-2020s. Commercial-scale manufacturing is spread throughout China, India Europe, the United States, and Russia as a wider set of consumer application areas emerge, such as personal transportation, portable back-up power, and residential primary power. While industry leaders look into the future, manufacturers across the globe are increasing their production capabilities to meet with real-world demand.

Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI), a leader in high performance coating application equipment and an early entrant into the fuel cell market, is reporting a sharp increase in shipments of its PRISM ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology (tCAT) spray coating platforms for use in fuel cell manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. Manufacturers have shifted their equipment investment from the lab-scale PRISM 400 to larger PRISM 500 and 800 systems for added capacity in their commercial-scale manufacturing lines.

“The increase in shipments to fuel cell manufactures quite accurately matched projections for growth in the adoption of this innovative power generation technology,” said Stuart Erickson, President at USI. “USI’s PRISM systems with our tCAT innovation will significantly contribute the mass commercialization of fuel cell technologies by delivering a reliable and efficient method for the application of various coatings used in the manufacturing process.”

The coating process presents a major challenge to developers and manufacturers of fuel cells. Many of the coatings used in fuel cell manufacturing are suspensions and may contain precious metals like platinum, carbon, and ceramics, among others. These materials are often expensive, require specialized liquid delivery systems, and need to be applied uniformly at a specified thickness. USI’s coating systems, featuring patented, nozzle-less ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology (tCAT), are proven for the precise deposition of catalyst inks, electrolyzers, slurries, and other proprietary materials, critical to PEM, DMFC and SOFC fuel cell production.

About Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on patented, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology. USI’s products deliver a superior alternative to conventional air-atomizing or ultrasonic spray nozzle solutions for the solar, semiconductor, fuel cell, medical, and electronics assembly markets. With thousands of installations across many industries worldwide, our team of technical experts is committed to providing the best technical, product, and application support available.

USI Advances Adoption of Package Level EMI Shielding with Advanced Silver Conformal Coating

Haverhill, MA – Haverhill, MA, USA, September 25, 2018 – Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI), a leader in high performance coating application equipment, is announcing the sale of several of its PRISM ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology (tCAT) spray coating platforms for use in package level electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding using advanced silver conformal coatings.

Since first announcing this capability, USI has shipped multiple systems to semiconductor manufacturers in China, Taiwan, and the United States to support manufacturing using advanced silver materials from major providers. Unlike sputtering-based coating equipment, this new process has proven to have excellent EMI shielding effectiveness (1-10 µm), improved design flexibility, and lower overall cost of operations and ownership.

“The use of silver coatings for package level EMI shielding has rapidly moved from the lab to the production floor,” said Stuart Erickson, President at USI. “Smartphones and other smart devices have increasingly-compact form factors that demand higher performing EMI shield effectiveness. Our PRISM systems with our tCAT technology have proven to outperform other coating systems when measured against our customer’s technical and business objectives.”

Key to the acceptance of these new silver EMI materials was the superior coating capabilities of USI’s core technology called tCAT. This proprietary nozzle-less ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology is used for thin, uniform application of a wide variety of coatings from pure solutions to high-solids suspensions and slurries. USI’s tCAT utilizes “nozzle-less” ultrasonic spray technology combined with a precision metering pump liquid delivery system, which is part of a coating system platform with a motion and positioning system for the spray head, and a transport system for the substrates to be coated.

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) is a process by which disruptive electromagnetic energy is transmitted from one electronic device to another via radiated or conducted paths, or both. In electronic components, devices, and systems, EMI can adversely affect the performance of today’s faster, smaller, electronic devices that contain digital circuits. EMI shielding helps designers obtain the highest possible operating and processing speeds from the smallest possible physical package without performance-degrading interference.

About Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on its patented ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology (tCAT) spray coating platforms. USI’s products deliver a superior alternative to conventional air-atomizing or ultrasonic spray nozzle solutions for the solar, semiconductor, fuel cell, medical, and electronics assembly markets. With thousands of installations across many industries worldwide, our team of technical experts is committed to providing the best technical, product, and application support available.

USl’s PRISM-500 Selected for Precision Coating App at European Biomedical Company

Haverhill, MA – Haverhill, MA, USA, April 5, 2018 – Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) announced today the installation of its PRISM-500 high-speed, high performance spray coating system at a European-based medical company that sells instruments used to perform medical diagnostic tests. USI’s patented, nozzle-less tCAT ultra-Thin Coating Application Technology was chosen to apply an activation agent (coating) to the surface of a biomedical diagnostic instrument carrier that holds multiple test samples.

USI’s tCAT ultrasonic spray technology is a novel application method that deposits an ultra-thin, uniform and defect-free coating to the test substrates, which are about the size of a playing card and contain multiple test locations used for diagnostic testing.

With coating transfer efficiency of up to 99% and finished film thicknesses as low as the sub-micron range, the PRISM-500 handles high-precision applications. USI’s nozzle-less design delivers a much thinner and uniform coating layer than is possible with nozzle-based spray coating systems.

“Our systems provide a superior solution for a variety of medical applications ranging from implantable devices to diagnostic tools. Applied coatings include drug eluting coatings, reagents, protective coatings, and more,” said Stuart Erickson, President of USI. “We meet the real-world needs of medical device manufacturers.”

USI’s PRISM systems provide greater process control and uniformity than other spray technologies can deliver. The product line includes PRISM-400, PRISM-500, PRISM-800, and PRISM-1200 for larger format coating applications.

About Ultrasonic Systems, Inc.
Ultrasonic Systems, Inc. (USI) manufactures high-performance spray coating equipment based on patented, nozzle-less ultrasonic spray head technology. USI’s products deliver a superior alternative to conventional air-atomizing or ultrasonic spray nozzle solutions for the solar, semiconductor, fuel cell, medical, and electronics assembly markets. With thousands of installations across many industries worldwide, our team of technical experts is committed to providing the best technical, product, and application support available.