ALLENTOWN, PA ¾ An all-new E-2000 Series of LED Exposing Units for screen printers has been introduced by Vastex International, it was announced by Mark Vasilantone, president.
A long-lasting LED (light emitting diode) light pack delivers ultra-fast exposure times while producing high resolution half-tones and crisp detail on the most intricate graphics, according to the company.
The LED light pack also consumes far less electricity than metal halide lamps of equivalent surface area, and can last over 50,000 hours, significantly reducing operating and maintenance costs.
It is also said to start instantly, provide uniform lighting intensity cycle-to-cycle, remain cool during operation, and lack potentially dangerous high-voltage power supplies and inefficient shutters.
Standard features include a powerful vacuum hold down with rubber neoprene blanket for tight screen-to-film contact, easy-to-set fully-automatic digital controls for consistent exposures, shatter-resistant 0.25 in. (0.63 cm) thick tempered glass and 120-volt or 240-volt power supply.
E-2000 Series units are available in two sizes that accommodate maximum screen sizes (outside dimensions) of 23 x 31 in. (58.4 x 78.7 cm) and 47 x 31 in. (119.4 x 78.7 cm). Both sizes are available mounted on matching Dri-Vault screen drying cabinets also manufactured by the company.
The Vastex LED light pack is also offered separately as a kit to retrofit existing fluorescent exposing units of most makes and models.