Plasma Science, founded by Stephen Kaplan in 1981, pioneered the
development of large chamber plasma systems for the plastics and
allied industries. Since Plasma Science's inception and continuing
to the present day as PTS, Mr. Kaplan and his associates have designed
and manufactured a large number of special systems for the treatment
of continuous profiles, fiber, tape, web and film systems as well
as fully automated large chamber systems for the automotive industry.
This design team is available to undertake your custom requirements.
PTS undertakes design tasks of custom equipment in a different
manner than conventional equipment manufacturers to decrease costs.
PTS enters into joint programs with the customer. The program
usually consists of four (4) phases as follows:
|Design Concept Refinement
|Detailed Engineering Drawings
| Construction of Systems
Conventional equipment manufacturers strive for a 60% margin.
Many will provide quotes without a detailed analysis of the specification,
but they will put in a large contingency fee to cover their potential
exposure or clauses that make the customer responsible for all
charges for any change to the specification. These add-ons can
become a significant portion of the total cost. Some manufacturers
have the customer pay a technology fee for the concept program
in a similar manner to Phase 1 of our program.
The cost for any organization to design and build a custom system
is very similar, albeit overhead rates can add substantially to
the over all project cost. The elements are always very similar
||Concept and design phase
|| Commissioning and calibration
The cost for any organization for the engineering effort is similar.
What differ in our approach are elimination of inflated costs
to protect against over runs (that cost is shouldered by the customer)
and the application of the profit margin, usually a 2.5 or greater
multiplier. Customers can yield significant savings based on PTS
cost plus method of joint development projects.
us for more information.