Multi-electrode APS has proven significant advantages with regard to spray rates, deposit efficiency and component life time. So far, three-cathode and three-anode spray guns have been established successfully in several industrial sectors where high spray rates are mandatory. Based on the successful three-anode plasma spray gun DELTA, the five-anode APS gun PENTA was developed to further increase productivity. With its gross power of up to 125 kW it allows very high spray rates and thus significantly reduced coating times. This paper focusses on the development of high spray rate parameter settings for producing oxide ceramic coatings. All coatings will be investigated with regard to their microstructures. Furthermore, economical benefits of the five anode technology will be highlighted.