The XENON S-5000 is a customizable multi-lamp, Pulsed Light system ideal for Roll-to-Roll (R2R) applications. Ten independently-controlled 16" lamps enable throughputs up to 70 feet-per-minute. The lamps are controlled via an industrial touch-screen computer that uses a patent-pending algorithm to automatically synchronize the lamp flashes with the moving sample; this allows flexibility in defining the number of flashes per area and the degree of overlap between the pulses.
The S-5000 can be used to sinter copper as well as silver inks, and is designed to work with inks from various manufacturers so users are not locked into one vendor. XENON has formed close relationships with a number of companies that supply materials to the printed electronics industry (see list) and XENON engineers will work with you to customize the system to your specific printing requirements.
The S-5000 utilizes a modular design that enables each of the lamp housings or individual bays to be removed for lamp replacement, upgrade or service, thereby increasing ease-of-use and decreasing system downtime. The system is comprised of between one and five modular lamp systems. Each system consists of two lamp housings, a power supply and a pulse forming network. Each lamp system is capable of pulsing two lamps at up to 500 Joules-per-pulse or one lamp at up to 1000 Joules-per-pulse. Spare lamp housings can be kept in an integrated storage cabinet for quick replacement. The modular design keeps downtime for lamp replacement to below five minutes.
The S-5000 is capable of up to 15 Kilowatts for a full 10-lamp system. Users can configure the system for continuous operation of 10 lamps at ±500 Joules per pulse or 5 lamps at ±1000 Joules per pulse. Mains power for the system is delivered through a single 3-phase line, and all power conversion and distribution for the system is handled internally. Variable control integrated into the S-5000 is an easy to use Industrial touch panel controller that is both the user interface and the central processing unit for the system. The touch panel allows the user to set specific parameters of the system including number of lamps, lamp overlap, energy-per-pulse, lamp footprint, and web speed. These parameter sets can be saved and recalled later for different process recipes. Based on these parameters, the controller determines the optimal flash sequence and necessary blower speed and provides a graphical representation of the sequence. In case of power disruptions, the system is equipped with a UPS backup to provide uninterrupted power. Customization The S-5000 can be customized to fit numerous applications and scales easily to all levels of production.
An optional conveyor can be integrated for high-speed runs of separate samples. Additional lamp housings can be added to increase throughput to meet higher production demands.