ProPhotonix, a high technology designer and manufacturer of LED illumination systems and laser diode modules, has introduced Cobra Cure FX, a UV LED lamp suited to a range of curing applications.
Cobra Cure FX is a patent-pending, compact, fan-cooled UV LED lamp in a stackable form factor that produces a uniform line with a peak irradiance of 4W/sqcm and peak energy density (dose) of 3J/sqcm. Cobra Cure FX is offered in numerous optical configurations and is available in a range of wavelengths including 365nm, 385nm 395nm and 405nm. Multiple wavelength versions are also available.
Cobra Cure FX includes a field-replaceable exit window, allowing fast and efficient changes by non-technical personnel. In certain operating environments, materials can build-up over time on the outer surface of the window which reduces the intensity of the light causing a degradation of system performance. Without this unique design, ProPhotonix said the operator must manually clean the emitter window, which causes machine down time but also causes abrasion damage to the window thus reducing the light’s effectiveness during operation.
Cobra Cure FX also incorporates IntelliSense, a patent-pending new smart sensing technology that provides precise output control, operational intelligence and ‘Plug & Play’ integration for end users. Sensing features include: real-time thermal monitoring, ensuring proper system operation; intensity monitoring, providing operating irradiance and efficiency data; lifetime prediction of the lamp, reliability and longevity estimates; and numerous health and safety features.
Tim Losik, CEO and president of ProPhotonix, said: ‘Over the past two years we have assessed various markets and product features and have developed a product strategy focusing on large markets complemented by our design capabilities. To this end, we are concentrating our engineering talents in a couple of specific market areas which we believe are poised for fast market expansion. One of these is the UV LED and laser market, addressing various applications, including printing, curing, 3D printing, bio-luminescence, medical microscopy and other applications. Market research shows that the 2014 market size for UV LED applications was approximately 90 million USD with projected growth to 500 million by 2019 USD, a compound average annual growth rate of nearly 40 percent.
‘This product redefines the capabilities of the world’s best UV LED lamps by increasing the operational capabilities and improving customer ease of use. As this product line develops, we intend to introduce more exciting enhancements and capabilities for users. To protect our intellectual property rights within this product, US Patent Applications have recently been filed covering several of the unique features of the product design including the capabilities of IntelliSense. We will continue to file patent applications, where appropriate, to protect our expanding intellectual property portfolio.’