25 September 2017
ProPhotonix adds optical options to UV LED curing range, configurable to specific applications
ProPhotonix Ltd of Salem, NH, USA, a designer and manufacturer LED illumination systems and laser diode modules for OEMs and medical equipment companies (as well as a distributor of laser diodes for Ushio, Osram, QSI, Panasonic and Sony) with operations in Ireland and the UK, has supplemented its range of COBRA Cure FX Series of UV LED curing systems with new optical options that provide higher intensity and dose, allowing end users to further optimize them to requirements of their specific application.
ProPhotonix has designed the COBRA Cure FX Series to optimize the advantages of UV LED technology while offering unique features. The configurable UV LED curing series offers end users the flexibility to optimize their chosen product for their specific application requirements. For example, in some applications, generating the highest possible energy density (dose) is the clear priority, while in others, due to space restrictions, the prevention of curing at the print head may take priority over energy density. With the introduction of the new optical options, the same COBRA Cure FX can be configured differently to address both application scenarios.
The optical design of a UV LED curing system dramatically impacts performance. With more than a decade of experience in UV LED systems and an in-house optical engineering team, ProPhotonix can optimize solutions for specific application requirements. The COBRA Cure FX Series now has three optical options. Each has been custom designed to maximize uniformity, ensuring an even cure. With the new range of options, depending on the optical configuration chosen, the energy density delivered by a COBRA Cure FX1 can range from 5.1J/cm2 to 7.8J/cm2. For the higher-power COBRA Cure FX3, the energy density ranges from 43.4J/cm2 to 55J/cm2, depending on the configuration selected.
“UV LED technology offers significant advantages over traditional technologies for a wide range of UV curing applications,” says Ken Reynolds, business and technology manager. “At ProPhotonix, we excel at adapting this technology for use in very specific and challenging applications… we are taking what is a certified, stable and reliable platform and progressively developing additional options, allowing users to optimize the COBRA Cure FX Series to address their specific application challenges to configure their UV LED curing system.”
The new optical options is on display in booth 11A09 at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels, Belgium (25-28 September).