The new UV LED curing solution Semray sets new standards in production flexibility and efficiency with its Plug & Play concept and powerful technologies.
UV specialist Heraeus Noblelight recently launched an innovative UV LED solution for industrial curing processes. The new UV LED system offers a unique Plug & Play concept for easy handling together with cooling systems and micro-optics that boost performance for optimal curing results. By minimizing stray light the LED chip offers precise curing that is effective and efficient for a variety of applications. End users can achieve up to 30 percent faster curing times and cure at significantly higher working distances.
“Today, it is even more important to make production processes more efficient and time saving while still delivering brilliant results. That is why we have developed Semray, a functional and multifaceted system, which fulfills these requirements and is easy to handle and integrate”, explains Dr. Michael Peil, one of the “UV LED pioneers” at Heraeus who is responsible for the global sales of UV LED solutions.
Gathering energy for more flexibility
The formula is very simple: more UV LED chips built into the unit means more UV intensity and higher production rates. However, what sounds easy on paper is difficult to put into practice because space is limited. The challenge is to generate as much UV output as possible in the smallest possible area while, at the same time, keeping heat build-up low. Semray features micro-optics that gather UV radiation and reduce stray light to a minimum. In this way, up to 30 percent more UV energy reaches the product or substrate, resulting in extremely high and constant UV output which optimizes the curing process, and delivers the same excellent quality even at large distances or high production speeds.
Plug & Play makes complexity simple
For servicing or in the event of a malfunction, a conventional UV LED system which is permanently installed in a production line, needs to be entirely dismantled. This costs time and money. Semray solves this problem with its Plug & Play technology. Its backplane concept allows the easy installation and removal of UV LED segments using a quick disconnect feature. Users can replace the UV LED segments without the use of tools; no need to disconnect data or power supply cables, because each backplane has just one data and power supply cable. This significantly minimizes downtime, thereby saving time and money, increasing productivity, and making integration of the system into the manufacturing line considerably easier. The easy exchange of the segments and LED arrays enables the user, at very low investment costs, to keep current with UV LED technology advancements or even change UV wavelengths.
From the most modern UV LED production facility in Europe
Semray is developed and produced in the recently opened production facility at the Heraeus headquarters in Hanau. It is the most modern UV LED module production facility within Europe. The production was designed based on the latest lean and quality standards, including clean-room technology with class ISO 14644-1 / ISO class 4. The professional manufacturing infrastructure and the chip-on-board (COB) line contribute to a high production volume. Additionally, the location allows best access to high-quality materials from the Heraeus technology group.