Every UV curing system from Heraeus Noblelight America is made up of three primary components: an electrodeless bulb, a lamp module, and a power supply.
Powered with microwave energy – and without the metal electrodes required in arc lamps – this remarkable high-grade quartz bulb is fully guaranteed to last 8,000 hours or more. (Many users report an even longer bulb life.)
Easy to handle and quick to install, it only takes three minutes to change the bulb. We use a unique microwave excitation system to energize the lamp for very rapid starts and restarts, and very stable spectral and energy output. Bulbs with different spectral outputs allow you to match to your changing chemistry and applications for improved quality and cure speeds to Heraeus Noblelight America's lamps.
The bulb-and-reflector assembly is housed together in the lamp module. A focused elliptical reflector concentrates the maximum amount of UV energy on the substrate. No water cooling is required. The air-cooling system forces filtered air across the lamp from the back of the reflector. Dirt, dust and vapors are kept away, maintaining system cleanliness and reducing maintenance. The lamps themselves run cool, so there is less heat to substrates.
We offer systems with integral or remote blowers. Different wavelength bulbs can be run interchangeably in the same lamp module. The modular lamp design, with 6-inch or 10-inch widths, allows configuring across any width or around any three-dimensional part.
Featuring an On/Off/Standby control for quicker job startups, lamps turn off instantly when the line stops for web breaks, plate changes, part jams ... or they can be controlled for indexing operations. Complete safety and production line interlocks are built in, automatically bringing lamps to full power on start-up.
Several systems will operate at multiple power levels – some offering two or three preset levels and some offering continuously adjustable power from 25% to 100% of full power to the lamp module. Our newest series, the Light Hammer 6 and Light Hammer 10, incorporates solid state power supplies which reduces electricity consumption by 40%.
In a multi-lamp system, any lamp can be switched on or off, providing an even wider range of power control. Lamp modules can be energized in sequence and coordinated with line speeds. A control board pulls out to ease servicing. If any section of the system fails, a built-in display will indicate the location of the failure. For multiple power supply configurations, users can program one master power supply to control all others.
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