In order to coat hard-to-reach coating areas or parts with a complex geometry, it is often necessary to reduce the power of the "plasma flame." Conventional plasma systems are not designed for operation at lower power levels. Plasma arc stability as well as coating quality and performance are significantly reduced below a threshold current level. Conventional plasma systems are therefore unsuitable for this type of application. A novel inverter-based plasma system has been developed to overcome this problem. This paper provides information about this plasma system with technical properties and some application examples. The goal is to develop a plasma system designed to operate at lower power levels and at the same time be used for general "every day application". Paper includes a German-language abstract.

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