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Excelitas Adds Higher-Power UV LED Curing System for Fiber Optic Coatings

Excelitas Technologies Corp of Waltham, MA, USA, which provides customized photonic solutions to OEMs, has expanded its OmniCure product line with a higher-power UV LED curing system for fiber optic coatings.

The new OmniCure AC8225-F+ features a custom optical design that provides optical performance over longer working distances – a typical requirement for fiber coating processes. With high peak irradiance and efficiency, the system supports increased line speeds and allows significant cost savings from reduced electricity consumption.

The compact, air-cooled UV LED curing system can be integrated into existing or new production lines, and is suitable for optical fiber coating or marking applications, as well as applications such as display bonding. The AC8225-F+ provides peak irradiance of up to 16W/cm2 at 10-15mm working distances, as well as superior uniformity for rapid, even curing with greatly reduced power consumption compared with either traditional lamp solutions or other LED products, it is claimed. It also includes an optional replaceable window for added protection, while supporting the ability to adjoin multiple UV LED systems without compromising on optical uniformity between each curing system.

"The new OmniCure AC8225-F+ delivers higher irradiance and performance parameters to enhance fiber-optic coating applications," says Oliver Scheuss, VP of Solid State Lighting and UV/Microscopy at Excelitas. "As a result, users can significantly lower electrical and equipment maintenance costs while increasing production speeds."

The AC8225-F+ UV LED curing system is being showcased in booth #224 at the International Cable Connectivity Symposium (IWCS 2016) in Providence, RI, USA (3-5 October).

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