ProPhotonix have announced the COBRA Cure FX3, an extension to its UV LED Curing systems. The COBRA Cure FX3 is the highest intensity air cooled product in ProPhotonix’ UV family.
Ultraviolet curing (commonly known as UV curing) is a photochemical process in which high-intensity ultraviolet light is used to instantly cure or “dry” inks, coatings or adhesives. Offering many advantages over traditional drying methods, UV curing has been shown to increase production speed, reduce reject rates, improve scratch & solvent resistance, and facilitate superior bonding.
The COBRA Cure FX3 follows from the previously announced COBRA Cure FX1, which produces a uniform line with a peak irradiance of 6 W/cm2 and peak energy density (dose) of 5 J/cm2 and the COBRA Cure FX2, which produces a uniform line with a peak irradiance of 8.4 W/cm2 and energy densities up to 17.5 J/cm2 . The COBRA Cure FX3 delivers best-in-class intensities up to 16 W/cm2 and energy densities up to 42 J/cm2 .
The COBRA Cure FX3 is scalable without any drop in intensity from module to module ensuring consistent edge-to-edge illumination. The design is unique incorporating surge protection, LED segment control, and power control between 5% and 100%. The control of each LED segment is designed to monitor and drive each LED segment providing consistent intensity control across the entire illumination area.
Wavelength options include 365nm, 385nm, 395nm, and 405nm configurations as well as integrated multi-wavelength options.
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