Whitepaper piezobrush® PZ3
Operation Principle and Characteristics
Authors: Dariusz Korzec, Florian Hoppenthaler, Thomas Andres, Dominik Burger, Andrea Werkmann, Stefan Nettesheim, and Markus Puff
Date: October 2020
Outline whitepaper piezobrush® PZ3
The subject of this whitepaper is the atmospheric pressure plasma jet piezobrush® PZ3, developed by relyon plasma GmbH in Regensburg, Germany, on the base of the CeraPlas® F and CeraPlas® drive – both products of TDK Electronics GmbH & Co OG in Deutschlandsberg, Austria. The main task of the piezobrush® PZ3 is the plasma treatment of different materials for increase of the surface energy. The increased surface energy enhances the wettability, the adhesion of glues, casting compounds and sealings or improves the printability in wide range of industries. The treatment rate in the range of few square centimeters per second makes the piezobrush® PZ3 predestined for small-scale works mainly in the laboratory, workshop, and small-scale production. The low thermal load makes it possible to apply the piezobrush® PZ3 in combination with specialized nozzles on biomaterials and tissues.
The objective of this document is the technical presentation of the piezobrush® PZ3 addressed to potential technical sales and users. The document contains a short explanation of the working principles, comparison to other plasma tools, typical applications, technical and performance data. The comparison was made with the predecessor device piezobrush® PZ2. The presented information should help in deciding the specific applications the device can be used for. The measurement of Ozone concentration, electric field and activation area have been used for the quantitative characterization of the piezobrush® PZ3. The piezobrush® PZ3 whitepaper Part II and III deal with principles, performance characterization, and application examples of specialized nozzles.