World’s largest product portfolio of UV and UV LED Curing Solutions
Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) designs and assembles a range of state-of-the-art products at its headquarters near Oxford, UK, where, in late 2000 after months of designing and refining, the company developed its product debut in the VZero.
A range of highly compact, ultra lightweight, modular ultra-violet (UV) systems configured for a variety of inkjet and industrial applications including large and grand format inkjet printers, VZero remains to this day one of the most effective, high-output, high-quality UV emitters for its size on the market.
In May 2002, having identified the potential for UV curing to move from the large format inkjet printers onto smaller office sizes plotters, ITL unveiled a concept prototype of a very small lamp unit constructed using plastic and ceramic mouldings called project SubZero.
Used for medium format printers and marking and encoding applications using 20mm inkjet heads, this lightweight, high output, miniature emitter is currently the leading selling UV system in the inkjet market.
ITL started developing UV LED’s as early as 2002 and has the earliest patents granted around this time. UV LED curing opened up many new markets globally for ITL especially down to designing totally bespoke UV LED solutions to leading medical device manufactures for example.
New products are equipped with ITL’s latest XT8 UV LED Booster technology, which reaches an extremely high output and dose greatly increasing cure speeds offering customers a wider choice in all applications. An extended service life is achieved since the semi-conductor chips are not being driven as hard when compared to other products on the market, and the modules are backed by ITL’s 5 year warranty. The 30% boost in efficiency is available for systems fitted with 365, 385, 395 or 405nm or for systems with mixed wavelength arrays which ITL first introduced in 2010.
A key feature with ITL’s range of air-cooled UV LED’s is VARIcool technology, which automatically adjusts the air-cooling according to the ambient temperature, delivering a consistent output in working environments of up to 40°C. ITL first successfully introduced VARIcool back in 2011 in it’s VZero LED systems, and the new SZ and VZ products carry the latest version which has greatly reduced the fan noise usually associated with air-cooled LED’s down to market leading low levels.