SWITCHBACK™ UV Screen Printing Conveyor Dryer

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SWITCHBACK™ UV Screen Printing Conveyor Dryer

Switchback™ and Vitran II™ are the finest UV cure systems available. M&R’s dual-reflector technology delivers faster curing, lower energy costs, and cooler operation. Each system uses a secondary reflector—positioned at...

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Switchback™ and Vitran II™ are the finest UV cure systems available. M&R’s dual-reflector technology delivers faster curing, lower energy costs, and cooler operation. Each system uses a secondary reflector—positioned at the top of the primary reflector—to capture the energy that normally bounces down onto the lamp. The secondary reflector redirects this UV energy onto the substrate, speeding the curing process while saving energy and prolonging lamp life. Open-top reflector chambers allow heat and ozone to escape. Powerful turbines hold down even lightweight substrates while drawing cool air under the reflector and across the belt and lamps. Adjustable UV lamps can be focused to cure heat-sensitive substrates (like vinyl) or unfocused for heavier substrates (like glass or metal).

M&R’s SystemSaver™ automatic shutdown sequence keeps the blower and belt running until the chamber has cooled. Hinged housings provide easy access to lamps, and a moveable control cabinet simplifies maintenance. Both systems are driven by reliable, heavy-duty, variable-speed DC electric motors. Large crowned anodized aluminum rollers provide positive belt tracking. Switchback features a temperature controller with digital display, digital elapsed-time meter to monitor lamp life, a digital amp meter, and digital belt-speed readout. Vitran II employs a touch screen control panel to access lamp settings, timers, maintenance reminders, programming, and system status messages.

Vitran II is available in eight standard belt widths, from 61 cm (24") to 213 cm (84"). Every model offers the choice of 118 watts/cm (300 watts/in) or 157 watts/cm (400 watts/in) maximum power settings—in single and double lamp versions. Vitran II-300 can be set at 49, 79, 98, or 118 watts/cm (125, 200, 250, or 300 watts/in). Vitran II-400 can be set at 63, 79, 118, and 157 watts/cm (160, 200, 300, and 400 watts/in). Switchback is infinitely adjustable from 63 to 157 watts/cm (160 to 400 watts/in), and accepts three types of UV lamps—Ferric/Iron Oxide, Gallium, and Mercury Vapor (standard)—allowing operators to select the optimal curing source and intensity for even the most difficult ink/substrate combinations. Switchback’s optional dual-lamp system enables operators to keep a different lamp in each reflector. When successive jobs require a different UV source but only one lamp, operators can simply activate the appropriate lamp. The ability to easily select the right lamp and to fine-tune wattage enables the dual-lamp Switchback to provide the optimal cure at the fastest possible speeds.

STANDARD FEATURES

AIR HANDLING

  • Powerful turbines help keep substrates cool while firmly holding down even lightweight stock
  • Unique reflector-top opening design purges heated air and ozone
CERTIFICATION
  • CE Certified: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE)
  • UL Listed: Built to specifications established by Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
CONTROL CENTER
  • Automatic shutdown sequence keeps the blower and belt running until the conveyor dryer chamber has cooled
  • Digital amp meter
  • Digital temperature display
  • Mobile control cabinet for easy operator access
CONVEYOR SYSTEM
  • Conveyor dryer belt is made of heat-resistant, Teflon®-coated fiberglass
  • Digital belt speed readout makes it easy to duplicate conveyor dryer speed settings
  • Driven by a reliable, heavy-duty, variable-speed DC motor
  • Large anodized aluminum rollers are crowned for positive belt tracking
CURE SYSTEM
  • Adjustable-focus UV lamps adapt to substrates of varying thickness
  • Choice of single lamp or double lamp design
  • Delivers optimal cure to heat-sensitive and heat-resistant stock
  • Digital elapsed time meter monitors lamp life
  • Dual UV lamps (individually controlled)
  • Easy-access housing simplifies maintenance and lamp changing
  • Switchback Cure System—infinitely adjustable from 63 to 157 watts/cm (160 to 400 watts/in)—accepts three types of UV lamps: Mercury Vapor, Ferric/Iron Oxide, and Gallium, allowing operators to select the optimal curing source and intensity for even the most difficult ink/substrate combinations
  • Vitran II Cure System—118 watts/cm (300 watts/in) cure system can be set at 49, 79, 98, or 118 watts/cm (125, 200, 250, or 300 watts/in) (Accepts Mercury Vapor Lamps only)
  • Vitran II Cure System—157 watts/cm (400 watts/in) UV cure system with settings of 63, 79, 118, and 157 watts/cm (160, 200, 300, & 400 watts/in) (Accepts Mercury Vapor Lamps only)
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • Air-cooled cabinet ensures long life for electrical components
  • Dual-Reflector System speeds curing and saves energy
  • Entry/exit openings and UV shields are adjustable
  • Interlock system with audible alarm automatically shuts down lamp when reflector hood is lifted
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
  • 24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
  • Access to M&R’s Training Center
  • One-year limited warranty
  • Parts & supplies are available online at store.mrprint.com

 

    OPTIONS

    LAMP TYPES

    • Ferric/Iron Oxide (Switchback)
    • Gallium (Switchback)
    • Mercury Vapor (Switchback & Vitran II)

    Model Specification

    Belt Length 305 cm (10’)
    Electrical Requirements @ 157 watts/cm (400 watts/in) 208/230 V, 1 ph, 65/61 A,
    50/60 Hz, 13 kW
    Lamp & Belt Width 61 cm (24”)
    Lamps 1
    Shipping Weight 907 kg (2000)

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