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Excelitas launches OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems to enable faster line speeds

Excelitas launches OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems to enable faster line speeds

Excelitas Technologies Corp of Waltham, MA, USA, which provides customized photonic solutions to OEMs, has introduced OmniCure AC9 UV LED curing systems for the curing of inks, adhesives and coatings. The systems' design features a high-performing, small form-factor, air-cooled solution to enable faster line speeds in industrial manufacturing and printing.

 The OmniCure AC9150, AC9150P, AC9225, AC9225P, AC9300 and AC9300P UV LED curing systems have advanced front-end optics to provide high power, high peak irradiance and what is claimed to be exceptional uniformity. The systems deliver more than 14W/cm2 peak irradiance for fast curing at varying working distances. A patented process for addressing individual UV LED module outputs provides uniformity for even curing over the entire area.


The three AC9-P versions of the AC9 series are equipped with a replaceable outer window for easier maintenance in printing applications at close working distances. The scalable design allows for multiple heads to be adjoined for customization and flexibility without compromising on output uniformity. By adapting the output to support specific process requirements, the new AC9 series can be used in a range of applications, including digital printing, industrial and electronics manufacturing, touch panel/display, solar panel, conformal coatings and automotive.


For a repeatable curing process, precise control of the UV irradiance level and time allows the correct dose of UV energy to be provided on every exposure. Intelligent system monitoring and control ensures that the systems' reliability meets the demands of any application.


OmniCure UV LED curing systems utilize air-cooled LED technology in a compact design, allowing for seamless integration into new or existing production lines. The design eliminates the need for costly re-tooling, external cooling or ozone extraction. The curing systems can also be mounted in any orientation for greater flexibility. External mechanical and optical accessories are also available upon request.


"Higher peak performance and custom lenses set OmniCure AC9 Series products apart from other UV LED curing systems on the market," claims Oliver Scheuss, VP of solid-state lighting & UV/microscopy at Excelitas.


The OmniCure AC9 Series of UV LED curing systems are debuting at the IMI (Information Management Institute) Ink Jet Printing 2016 Conference in Anaheim, CA, USA (3-5 February).

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