Phoseon Technology (Hillsboro, Oregon) has released its new FireJet FJ601 UV LED curing solution that simplifies retrofits with a self-contained, air-cooled design. With a form-factor optimized for narrow-web presses, the FireJet FJ601 is ideal for a wide variety of flexographic, web-offset and rotary screen applications. The new air-cooled system offers process stability with Phoseon’s patented TargetCure technology that provides users with “stable, consistent and precise UV curing output.” TargetCure enables converters to confidently run food and medical-safe jobs using LED Low Migration inks, in addition to standard label and shrink-film jobs. The consistent and stable output of the FJ601 provides repeatable results with each run for a high-yield process. Phoseon’s FJ601 light sources deliver high-power output for press speeds up to 750fpm (230m/min), and are available for typical web-widths ranging from 8″ to 20″ (200mm–500mm). “The FJ601 is a low-maintenance solution with simple air filter replacements and no tools are required,” the OEM added.
The company offers fully integrated LED retrofit solutions for narrow-web printing that consist of station-by-station building blocks, including light sources and the Flex Tower modular power and control system. Its LED technology offers converters the ability to print on thin, heat-sensitive substrates at faster curing speeds with a more reliable curing process. Phoseon Technology pioneered the use of LED technology for UV curing applications in 2002.