Surface One is the first thermal spray coating machine, that offers all of its functionality in a single standardized package. Thermal spray systems are used to enhance the properties of surfaces, for example to improve heat and corrosion resistance of the surface of a turbine blade. IDpartners has designed the machine housing, the User Interface and also created the marketing animations used for its promotion. The overall design has been rewarded with a Red Dot Design Award and an IDEA award.
The new user interface can be customized to the user role and can be operated intuitively, even by colour-blind users. The size of important process indicators can be increased for easy recognition from a distance so operators can multitask. Operators are guided step by step through setup and operation of the coating process thus avoiding errors that could result in rework and reducing training requirements. The app based user interface can be easily expanded at any time to add new functionalities.