New air-cooled LED curing unit launched

Integration Technology, also known as iTL, has announced a new air-cooled LED unit, VZX, which produces 22W/cm² dose of UV output and promises the sort of performance normally only possible with water-cooled systems.

Integration Technology has launched this VZX air-cooled LED curing unit.

The VZX unit is a variant of the existing VZ series of compact high output UV lamps for the inkjet market. It is designed for use with high speed single pass applications in inkjet, flexo and web printing. It uses ITL’s XT8 module, a hybrid semiconductor technology that promises high-performing thermal properties and increases UV output by 30 percent more than traditional LED options, and without needing additional driver current. It should be good for a very long service life of over 50,000 hours and comes with a five year warranty.

It works with iTL’s VARIcool air cooling system that can handle working environments up to 45°C. It’s a closed loop electronic system that automatically adjusts the cooling to individual segments within the total length of the LED array depending upon both the ambient temperature and working duty cycle. This avoids start up spikes and provides more consistent output. It’s also said to be much quieter than competing products.

Integration Technology is itself a subsidiary of the German IST Metz Group, which produces various curing solutions, with iTL concentrating mainly on LED curing for digital printing. The VZX will be formally launched at this week’s Expo Print 2018 event in São Paulo, Brazil.





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