UK UV technology developer Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) has introduced an LED variant to its heritage SubZero UV lamp range providing class leading high power output for an air-cooled system.
A dedicated curing system for wide format inkjet printers, the new Subzero LED offers ground-breaking performance for air-cooled LED technology combined with the architectural pedigree, features and benefits of the UK-based company’s 2005 launched SubZero UV lamp range.
Key features align the brand’s reduced footprint, low weight and field serviceability, with a curing ability previously only achievable using water cooled LED systems.
Two years in development, the SubZero LED offers six model sizes from 60mm up to 210mm all achieving exceptionally high dose output at an intensity of 7W/cm2. Field testing has confirmed that the new air cooled SubZero LED cures easily well as equivalent 8W/cm water cooled systems in addition to outperforming other air-cooled LED offerings.
The range is purpose-designed for inkjet printers drawing on ITL’s unrivalled experience in this sector being exceptionally lightweight and ensuring exhaust air and stray light is directed away from inkjet heads and other key platform components.
Available in different system specifications, the SubZero LED comes as a turnkey system - including LED head (one or two), power supply and hi-flex cabling - or the lamp heads alone can be supplied, leaving the integrator to complete the necessary cabling, power supply and other components.
Further user benefit is to be found in serviceability: 30mm modules are replaceable in the field, greatly extending system service life compared to alternative products, with routine maintenance parts restricted to air filters, which are also simple to clean or replace.
ITL sees a ready market for the new SubZero LED. “Market adoption of UV LED curing is clearly growing steadily,” says sales director David Johnson, “and this exciting new product makes integration of this technology far simpler for the platform designer, shortening the learning curve and cutting the time to market”.
“This latest introduction takes its namesake’s heritage and brand values to class-beating performance levels that will appeal not only to existing SubZero users looking to transit to LED technology but to customers new to ITL, keen to embrace a technology whose applications we anticipate expanding well into the future.”
Founded in 2000, ITL is the market leader in the production of both arc and state-of-the-art semi-conductor based UV LED light engines both for an incoming generation of digital printers (it’s core business) as well as enabling new applications in electronics manufacturing.
The UK-based company has offices in Europe, USA, Japan, China and South Korea. 2012 saw completion of a major three-phase development programme at its headquarters in Oxfordshire’s ‘technology belt’.