WATERTOWN, MA, and GLEN ELLYN, IL — Exergen announces the integration of their customized IRt/c sensor into two of M&R’s quartz flash units: the Red Chili 1418 and the freestanding Cayenne D, M&R’s most sophisticated and versatile quartz flash cure system. The units required higher intensity radiant lamps and/or more densely packed lamps. This caused not only a restricted view of the T-shirt area from the sensor location above the lamps, but also overheated the body temperature of the sensor itself. With the customized IRt/c sensor, the Red Chili 1418 and the Cayenne D now deliver significantly faster curing speed without compromising quality.
“We’re always looking for ways to increase flash curing speed and quality in the most cost efficient way possible. That meant working with an innovative and industry-leading sensor vendor to find the sensor that met our requirements. That vendor was Exergen Global and the solution was the customized IRt/c sensor,” said Boguslaw Magda, M&R’s vice president of engineering and manufacturing technology.
“Complex problems sometimes require simple solutions. The combined teams of Rich Hoffmann, CEO of M&R, and our team were able to tackle the problems in such a way that we not only solved it pretty quickly but also very neatly.
The result is a completely customized sensor that works like a charm. The sensors have been delivered to M&R and the rollout of the Red Chili and Cayenne Flash Cure Units has started,” said Dr. Frank Pompei, CEO of Exergen Corporation.
Pictured left, the Exergen IRt/c sensor lines are the most reliable, highest-performing IR sensors in the world. Key features include self-powered, intrinsically safe, repeatability 0.02°F (0.01°C), resolution approx. 0.0003°C and very important an interchangeability of +/- 1%. One of the main reasons for the unique performance of the IR sensor is the custom designed and built thermopile based sensor. The Exergen and M&R mechanical teams found the right solution for both the Cayenne D and the Red Chili 1418 flash cure units, and the new IRt/c Standard 4 Wire model, including an embedded contact thermocouple, is now in use.
About the Cayenne D Quartz Flash Care Unit: Cayenne D is M&R’s most sophisticated and versatile freestanding quartz flash cure system. Its medium-wave sealed tungsten filament quartz lamps feature adjustable intensity, and its instant-on flash cure technology conserves energy by reverting to standby when the screen printing press is idle. The digitally-controlled curing lamps are divided into three flashing zones that can be operated independently or in any combination. Using fewer flash cure zones on small screen print areas reduces ambient heat, lowers energy costs, and leads to faster substrate cooling.
On the left, the Red Chili D Quartz 1418 Flash Cure Unit: The freestanding Red Chili D quartz flash cure system uses medium-wave sealed tungsten filament quartz lamps, and it works with both automatic and manual screen printing presses. Instant-on flash cure technology conserves energy by reverting to standby status when the screen printing press is idle, and the curing lamps are divided into three flashing zones, which can be operated independently or in any combination. Using fewer flash cure zones on small screen print areas reduces ambient heat, lowers energy costs, and leads to faster substrate cooling.
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