UV systems leader Air Motion Systems, Inc. in the USA has announced the first look at its Peak LED-UV product series at this week's Print 09.

Peak LED-UV product series is an all-new high power LED-based UV curing technology slated for general availability in the printing industry and could have a considerable impact within the wide format industry.

The patent-pending Peak LED-UV design from AMS is built around a high brightness chip platform that achieves at least twice the radiant power available from recent-generation UV LEDs, and operates at just 20% of the electricity required of a conventional mercury arc lamp.

The Peak LED-UV technology from AMS represents a step forward in the graphic arts industry and the UV curing arena. As a 100% solid-state device, there are no moving parts to maintain in the LED UV module, no heat is emitted from the light source, and at a 20,000+ hour estimated life of the light-emitting diodes, and the system potentially never requires a lamp change.

Lamps are generally cheaper than normal UV lamps and a wide range of heat sensitive substrates can be used.

"LED is an easier, brighter and greener method of producing UV light," says Steve Metcalf, President and CEO of Air Motion Systems. "But until now, the lack of high power, high intensity UV LEDs has limited its adoption in printing, where line speeds are high and variable distances to substrates are required. With our breakthrough Peak LED-UV modular technology, the power gap has closed and the commercialization of high-power LED UV light sources is now a reality."

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