UV Curing Lamps For Metal Box Equipment
Metal Box equipment is incorporated into many cup and bottle decorating machines. Normally the item to be cured is mounted on a supporting mandrel. Each mandrel is rotated while the container contacts a printing plate and advances to a UV curing station. The mandrel again rotates under a UV lamp and the process continues to the next printing station. Speeds up to 600 parts per minute can be attained with multicolor printing and ultraviolet curing.
Metal Box style lamps operate at high power levels. Careful attention must be paid to lamp cooling as lamp is easy to overheat. Although the OEM only offers lamp wires exiting from the rear of the end cap (end wired), TCS Technologies offers a side wired (SW) variation making lamp installation easier. See attached drawing for wire orientation.
The majority of Metal Box lamps have metal ends with lead wires. There is a ceramic ended variation. Part number is MB426C. This lamp comes only side wired. See drawing below.
Presently we manufacture the following lamps for Metal Box equipment: