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Everyday, we meet numerous objects and situations which contain technologies of Oerlikon. They enable our mobility, allow us to conduct our business, help us communicate and stay healthy, make us smile, and let us travel around the world quickly and efficiently.

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    Drive Systems

    The Aston Martin DBS driven by James Bond in the movies “Casino Royal” and “Quantum of Solace” uses an Oerlikon Graziano gearbox.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Automotive power electronics, pressure and acceleration sensors, LED lighting, wireless transmission, GPS, and control logic systems are all manufactured with Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Manmade Fibers

    The world’s largest spunlaid spinning system – from Oerlikon Neumag – produces non-woven textiles up to 7 meters (23 feet) wide.
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    Vacuum

    Modern turbo molecular vacuum pumps spin at >1,000 revolutions / second – faster than a jet plane engine turbine.
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    Drive Systems

    Do you play golf? Oerlikon Graziano produced and supplied the first transaxle for the 1994 Club Car.
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    Surface Solutions

    It is their miniature size that turns the components of a luxury mechanical watch into minute masterpieces. For highest durability, coatings from Oerlikon Balzers are applied. They significantly reduce wear and tear on watch components – on the other hand, decorative coatings also enhance the look of watch cases and dials.
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    Drive Systems

    More than 20 million synchroniser units are in the field, thanks to 30 years of Oerlikon Graziano experience.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Efficient power management for mobile devices is enabled with Oerlikon thin film technology
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    Manmade Fibers

    The length of nylon thread on a 15 kg spool is 18,400 km (>11,400 miles) long – the distance from Frankfurt, Germany to Hong Kong...and back.
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    Vacuum

    Vacuum pumps enable vacuums of 10-10 mbar – that is 0.0000000001 mbar, which is still not an absolute vacuum.
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    Drive Systems

    Today, all Club Car golf utility vehicles are assembled with our electric transaxle.
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    Adv. Technologies

    96% of all BD-R discs and all BD-RE discs are produced on Oerlikon Systems metallizers.
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    Drive Systems

    Oerlikon Graziano is the first in the world to develop and test a multi speed, seamless, fully electric transmission named 4SED; Vito Mercedes minivan is our testimonial (demonstrator)
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    Adv. Technologies

    The future is bright – Oerlikon thin film technology helps LED market leaders produce better light.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that approximately 90% of new built dykes worldwide are constructed by using geotextiles. The fabrics prevent permanent soil washout which could significantly reduce the dyke stability. Geosynthetics perform important functions, such as long-term stability, waterproofing, protection against rooting. These functional benefits are utilized as well for channel constructions and irrigation systems. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Vacuum

    An old-fashioned cathode ray TV tube with a vacuum of 10-6 still contains 25 billion gas molecules in every cm³.
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    Drive Systems

    Our innovative carbon synchronizer technology has successfully undergone over 1.5 million duty cycle tests.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Half of all CDs are produced on an Oerlikon System.
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    Vacuum

    The new generation of energy saving light bulbs would not work without vacuum technology.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Windmill farms have power electronics manufactured with Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that the difference between life and death sometimes is only about a few millimeters ? Neoprene provides thermal insulation, abrasion resistance and buoyancy within a layer of a few millimeters. Protective clothing with highly elastic fabrics such as lycra or spandex safeguards the lifes of scuba divers as well as the health of surfers, triathletes and long-distance swimmers. Seamen in distress are protected against hypothermia as well as their rescuers. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Vacuum

    Both a refrigerator and a car have ducts and pipe systems that are evacuated by vacuum pumps before being filled a liquid – coolant in one case, hydraulic oil in the other.
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    Drive Systems

    Every well-known tractor manufacturer in the world relies on transmission elements from Oerlikon Graziano.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Nearly 50% of all the hard disks in the world originate from an Oerlikon system.
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    Vacuum

    A well-kept secret: products made with the help of vacuum pumps surround us. Every CD and DVD, every light bulb, all semiconductor wafers, eyeglass lenses, the testing of the tiles on the Space Shuttle – all these are done under vacuum conditions created with our pumps. Even the hiss of a coffee package being opened betrays a vacuum, which prolongs shelf life by slowing the germination rate of bacteria.
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    Adv. Technologies

    The majority of electrical rail engines get their high voltage power delivery through Oerlikon thin films.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that there are textiles that provide total protection from humidity? The primary function of textiles since mankind dresses was the protection of its owner and his goods. Water – on the one hand a key of life – had to be kept away in order to prevent cooling and moulder. Since the beginning this key function of clothes has been developed. By now textiles are able to keep things dry although lying in deep water for months. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Vacuum

    The exploration of the boundaries of our knowledge depends on vacuum technology in the search for the existence of subatomic particles.
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    Drive Systems

    The sun never sets on transmission applications from Oerlikon Graziano – that's what you call a global supplier!
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    Adv. Technologies

    40% of all hard disk read/write heads use Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Vacuum

    Refrigerators, air conditioners, airport security scanners, and automotive hydraulic systems all need a vacuum to function.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Low loss high voltage energy transmission is enabled with Oerlikon thin films.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textile products may be the difference between gold and silver? Competitive swimwear are normally made of technologically advanced lycra-based fabrics designed to hug the body tightly and provide increased speed and decreased drag resistance in the water. So the distance of milliseconds between the first and the rest is not only a result of a good trainig but of textile expertise, too. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Vacuum

    Vacuum technology basically shoves gas molecules from one place to another – in a certain sequence. In comparison, a temperature of ‘absolute zero’ also creates a vacuum. This is called cryogenics.
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    Drive Systems

    Our manufacturing and inspection capabilities allow gear modifications down to 2/100 of the diameter of human hair.
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    Adv. Technologies

    A third of all microprocessors have Oerlikon technology inside.
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    Vacuum

    The CERN research center in Switzterland uses our vacuum pumps.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textiles are helping to feed the world? Each person worldwide is consuming 17 kg of fish per year. Thus seafood is one of the biggest supplier of animal protein. Due to its high amount of iodine, vitamins and dietary minerals, fish is healthy as well. Fishing nets made of highly resilient filaments are very sustainable and can be manufactured in all kind of shapes. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Surface Solutions

    Coatings improve wear resistance by a factor of 25.
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    Drive Systems

    Most ultra-low floor city buses in Italy are equipped with our “inverted portal axle,” (IPA); which facilitates the up-and-down movement of the bus.
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    Adv. Technologies

    The electronics of a large portion of all rice cookers contains Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Vacuum

    For “KATRIN”, the world’s largest vacuum tank for mass spectrometry is using Oerlikon Leybold vacuum pumps.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Did you know that textiles are helping to steer the right course? Textiles used at sea often are exposed to extreme conditions and have to assure highest safety even in the hardest situations. Highly engineered fiber technologies used in functional wear, sails and ropes are giving comfort and safeness to those who have to rely on their equipment. Only one of many relations between textile products and water.
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    Surface Solutions

    Coatings in jet engines result in 1 million liters of fuel saved per hour, globally.
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    Drive Systems

    Oerlikon Graziano gears propel the Lamborghini Murcielago sports car driven by Batman in the movies “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight.”
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    Adv. Technologies

    If you have solar panels on your roof, you probably have power electronics manufactured with Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Manmade Fibers

    50% of all automobile tires benefit from Oerlikon production solutions.
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    Vacuum

    Numerous automobile parts are hardened under vacuum conditions to ensure performance and durability.
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    Drive Systems

    Whether the newest electric vehicle, a monster truck, or a modern windmill – all use Segment Drive Systems.
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    Surface Solutions

    Millions of $ of maintenance and repair costs are saved with corrosion protection coatings of oil and gas transport pipelines.
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    Drive Systems

    The Audi R8 driven by super-hero Iron Man is fitted with an Oerlikon Graziano gearbox.
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    Adv. Technologies

    Most cell phones see, hear or transmit through thin films produced with Oerlikon technology.
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    Manmade Fibers

    An astronaut on the way to the moon? You’re wearing technology from Oerlikon.
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    Vacuum

    Vacuum technology enables modern production processes – an industry that makes a profit ‘in a vacuum.’
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    Drive Systems

    Almost 70% of all agricultural vehicles in use today are equipped with Oerlikon Graziano synchronizers and power shift clutch technology.
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    Surface Solutions

    Oerlikon Balzers coats approximately 200 million parts for about 20 000 customers every year.
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    Drive Systems

    The Panda, Fiat’s best selling model in 2009, is equipped with an Oerlikon Graziano power transfer unit
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    Adv. Technologies

    Energy efficient hybrid cars depend on electronics manufactured with Oerlikon thin film technology.
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    Manmade Fibers

    Do you race cars? Your suit is made by Oerlikon.
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    Vacuum

    The ancient Greeks had a profound aversion to the concept of nothingness; they denied the existence of vacuum (“horror vacui”), a belief that lasted to the end of the Middle Ages.
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    Drive Systems

    Most of the tow tractors used in European and Chinese airports use Oerlikon Graziano automatic transmission to get your luggage to the turnstile.
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    Surface Solutions

    About 500 billion aluminum beverage cans are bottled and closed with a lid every year. About half of all these cans are closed with tools coated by Oerlikon Balzers.