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Lser weldfing and cutting

Heraeus high performance flash lamps are successfully used on industrial and medical laser applications.

Flash lamp for Medical Laser
Lasers are used for applications such as hair removal, skin rejuvenation, acne treatment, age spot and tattoo removal, kidney stone removal and eye surgery.
However, these laser applications require reliable pulse to pulse ignition of the laser excitation lamp.
Heraeus Ignite Technology HIT® helps to start every ignition process. The flash lamp for medical and cosmetic laser applications has been used since the early 1970’s in the medical and aesthetic markets due to their versatility in this area.
The broadband spectral output from flash lamps makes them an ideal component choice for system designers.

Laserlamps for the industry
Laser lamps of consistently good quality are decisive for reliable laser tools for exact welding and cutting. With our powerful excitation lamps, your lasers provide reproducible results.
Laser systems are the modern tool of choice for many types of processes, from welding, cutting, drilling and engraving.
Flash lamps are used as the pump source and can be operated in either Pulsed or CW (continuous) modes, gas fill types vary from Xenon or Krypton gas or a mixture of both. The envelope material is always Quartz glass, which can be doped to enhance the output of the lamp to specific wavelengths. Flash lamp pumped lasers can operate at high average powers, with Pulse durations in the millisecond regime and repetition rate up to many kilohertz.

Flash systems
Heraeus draws on its experience of the manufacture and design of Xenon Flashlamps, coupled with unique expertise of homogeneity prediction and system design, to offer a custom design service for complete Xenon Flash solutions.
Heraeus Noblelight Arc & Flash division combines experienced application engineers, lamp design expertise and high technology manufacturing techniques, developing our customer’s ideas into applications solutions.

Talk to our booth team at Laser World of Photonics in Munich 26th-29th June in order to discuss your demands.

premium uv system

Hygiene and long shelf-life of food are of the highest importance in the food industry.

Intensive, cold UV light sterilises packaging materials which are in direct contact with perishable food such as yoghurt, milk powder and organic products of all kinds.

Heraeus offers its customers individual UV solutions that can dry packaging materials without residue, without moisture and without chemicals, that is, in an environmentally friendly manner. The reliable Premium UV systems are used in FFS machines. They reduce the germ count on the surface by up to 99.9%. This substantially prolongs the shelf-live of food.

To make inks and paints dry on packaging it is important to have a reliable curing system.
With its new UV LED Plug & Play system Semray Heraeus offers a smart solution, which is versatile applicable and fulfills many different curing process requirements, without sacrificing quality and performance.

printing

Heraeus Noblelight will represent its competence in specialty light sources at Fespa 2017 in Hamburg. Learn about different lamp technologies for the digital printing industry . Talk with the experts about tailor made infrared emitters and modules, UV (replacement) lamps and UV-LED systems for your specific application.

Heraeus Noblelight closely cooperates with system manufacturers and end users to develop customer-optimized solutions for industrial processes. As the leading manufacturer of specialty light sources, Heraeus is a global player in the printing industry.

Visit us at Fespa 2017 in Hamburg, May 8th-12th, 2017, stand B5 – B5.

printed electronics

To produce printed electronic components, often metallized inks are applied to plastic foils. By curing, drying and sintering, the required conductive properties are achieved and at the same time the coating is firmly joined to the base material.

Heraeus will be presenting infrared, and flash lamp systems at the LOPEC exhibition in Munich from 29 to 30 March.

Read more about infrared or flash systems .

UV water treatment and UV disinfection

Each year on 22 March the United Nations calls on all countries to support World Water Day in order to awaken attention for the worldwide scarcity of clean water.
This year’s theme is "Wastewater". Wastewater should not just be disposed, but considered and used as a resource, for instance as a replacement for freshwater in agricultural irrigation or in industrial processes.

With special UV lamps Heraeus helps to treat wastewater eco-friendly, safe and chemical free.

Learn more about UV-disinfection and efficient water treatment or contact our UV-experts .

infrared polymer bonding

By means of a simple retrofit with a Heraeus infrared system, a British manufacturer of roofing systems has made its production process more reliable and has achieved a significant improvement in product quality.

Thick, tear- and weather-resistant polymer material layers ensure that flat roofs are water-tight. With infrared, it is possible to join the individual layers such that they are stable and keyed together safely and quickly.

Heraeus Noblelight will present this and other innovative infrared systems at the ICE exhibition in Munich from 21 to 23 March.

Read more about infrared systems

Kitchen Exhaust Air Cleaning

Horeca Expo has been the biggest comprehensive trade fair for the Belgian food service and commercial kitchen industry for more than 27 years. Its quality, innovative, authentic and comprehensive range focuses on the very best in every segment of the industry.

Especially in large commercial kitchens, the use of fat and oil causes unpleasant smells and thick deposits in exhaust air hoods and extraction ducts.
This causes high cleaning costs, severes odor nuisances and increased fire hazards.
Treatment with high-energy UV radiation photolysis destroys and neutralizes the molecules of greases and odors. This keeps the surface of the extractor hood clean and substantially facilitates the cleaning of the exhaust air duct.

You would like to learn more about our efficient process solutions to reduce odor and grease in the gastronomy?
Talk to our experts at Horeca Expo

20-24th November 2016
Gent, Belgium
Booth Nr. 5117

Please find also our press release on this or contact our UV experts directly .

LABELEXPO INDIA is the region’s largest event for the label and package printing industry.

Label Expo India 2016

Producing the widest range of UV curing lamps as well as metal halide UV lamps and components available, Heraeus can supply Amba® replacement UV lamps for all types of equipment, also a full OEM design and manufacturing service. Amba®Lamps are available worldwide through a distribution network.

LABELEXPO INDIA is the region’s largest event for the label and package printing industry. It provides the best platform for international companies to launch technology innovations and new products on the market. Visitors will experience live demonstrations of how technology can improve production quality, flexibility and capacity.



LabelExpo India
Greater Noida, Delhi NCR
Hall 01 - Booth C10
17 – 20 November 2016

FinnBuild2016

FinnBuild is the largest and most significant expo event in the construction and building services industry in Finland.

Heraeus Noblelight and finnish partner company IPL are exhibiting from 12th-14th October in Helsinki to present innovative solutions in air treatment.



Whether for

IPL and Heraeus are your reliable partners.


Make an appointment with our experts to talk about your specific problem and hear about Heraeus custom-tailored solutions at

FinnBuild in Helsinki, Finnland
IPL and Heraeus Noblelight

Booth 6f74


Interested in UV technology? Learn more about the air disinfection process and air oxidation process or contact our experts directly .

Heraeus at GastroNord

GastroNord is the major trade fair in northern Europe for hotel, restaurants, institutional kitchens, fast food, wines, beer, spirits and ciders.
Heraeus Noblelight will attend and present special UV lighting solutions for kitchen exhaust air cleaning.

Especially in large commercial kitchens, the use of fat and oil causes unpleasant smells and thick deposits in exhaust air hoods and extraction ducts.
This causes high cleaning costs, severes odor nuisances and increased fire hazards.
Treatment with high-energy UV radiation photolysis destroys and neutralizes the molecules of greases and odors. This keeps the surface of the extractor hood clean and substantially facilitates the cleaning of the exhaust air duct.

You would like to learn more about our efficient process solutions to reduce odor and grease in the gastronomy?
Talk to our experts at GastroNord

26-29th April 2016
Stockholm, Sweden
Booth A21:49

Please find also our press release on this or contact our UV experts directly .

To produce printed electronic components, often metallized inks are applied to plastic foils. By curing, drying and sintering, the required conductive properties are achieved and at the same time the coating is firmly joined to the base material.
See in our new video how inks are dried by an infrared system followed by sintering with a flash lamp module.
Heraeus will be presenting UV, Infrared, and Flashlamp systems for the printed electronics sector at the LOPEC exhibition.

LOPEC in Munich
6.-7. April
Hall B 0 Stand 316

Semray®

The UV LED Plug&Play Revolution. Complexity made simple.

Industrial curing processes are complex requiring a lot of experience and application know-how. Everyone knows how important a reliable curing system is for this, which also helps minimizing down time and still delivers a brilliant quality. Especially today, processes must be ever more efficient and time-saving.

Heraeus Noblelight has combined its competences in the field of handling and production of specialty light sources: "We have accepted the challenges presented to us by our customers and developed Semray®, a functional and multifaceted system, which is easy to handle and integrate”, explains Dr. Michael Peil, Head of Optoelectronics at Heraeus Noblelight. “The new LED system is versatile applicable and fulfills many different curing process requirements, without sacrificing quality and performance.”

Convince yourself , how easy integration can be or contact the Heraeus UV-LED experts directly to benefit as one of the first from the new UV plug&play revolution.

Pittcon

Pittcon is the world’s leading annual conference and exposition on laboratory science.
Heraeus Noblelight will attend and present special UV lighting solutions for analytical applications.

Meet our experts at booth 4656 and talk about precise analysis.
You can also schedule your meeting in advance at
info.hna.uvp@heraeus.com

Pittcon takes place from March 6th to 10th 2016 in Atlanta, GA USA.

More infos about Pittcon 2016

Kitchen exhaust air cleaning with UV

Especially in large commercial kitchens, the use of fat and oil causes unpleasant smells and thick deposits in exhaust air hoods and extraction ducts.

UV technology is already being used successfully to treat kitchen exhaust air . High-energy UV photons are able to break up undesirable compounds by means of photo-decomposition and separate them into harmless components. Greases and smells in extractor hoods are decomposed, the surfaces inside the hood are kept clean and the cleaning of the air duct is substantially facilitated.

These lamps do not look different from conventional lamps, but their effects are clearly different. This is confirmed by Südluft Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG."In a joint project with Heraeus, we have examined the greasy kitchen air in a kitchen hood and a ventilation system," explains Dr. Raytcho Velev, Technical Manager at Südluft Systemtechnik. The trials with the new lamp technology have shown that 80 to 85 percent of the grease particles were caught by the grease filters installed, also at high ambient temperatures.

Wish to read more about Heraeus UV kitchen exhaust air cleaning? Please read our press release on this or contact our UV expert .

Gas Catalytic Infrared heat transfers energy and generates heat where it is needed.
Some of the advantages:

  • Saves up to 50% space
  • Reduces up to 65% production time
  • Surface temperatures of heat panels between 175-480°C
  • The radiation intensity can be varied

This new video from Heraeus shows exactly how this technique works, gives an insight of the construction of a Gas Catalytic Infrared Oven and some application examples for this System.

Convince yourself of how Gas Catalytic Infrared Systems can optimize your drying process.
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Water disinfection with UV

Heraeus Noblelight presents new solutions for water disinfection at the Aquatech 2015 in Amsterdam, the world's leading trade fair for process, drinking and sewage water.

The company has many years of experience with the processing of quartz glass and the production of lamps for UV water disinfection. Following major investments into the research and development of materials and processes, the company presents a novelty at the Aquatech: a lamp with reduced consumption of materials and without unnecessary features.

The result: UV lamps with premium quartz glass.

With the Heraeus special UV lamps, water can be treated environmentally friendly without the addition of chemicals because they can be used even at higher temperatures thanks to the protective covers made of quartz glass that protect them against process water.

You would like to learn more about our efficient process solutions for water disinfection?

Talk to our experts at the Aquatech from 3rd to 6th November 2015 in Amsterdam, hall 3 - booth 03.218.

Application Competence Center

Meet the UV experts at Radtech Europe 2015 in Prague and learn more about the latest UV curing developments.

Listen to the presentation named „New Photon Delivery System: IR and UV Hybrid Irradiation Process” and find out how to make surfaces more scratch-resistant with the combination of UV and IR .
Furthermore there will be more scientific talks about UV LED solutions for curing applications in the presentation "Advancements in UV LED technology and its impact on UV curing applications".

Would you like to poof the Heraeus technology in your application?
Test the specialty light solutions in one of our globally available
Applications Competence Centers (ACC) or let us know if you prefer an appointment in your specific process environment. Together with you our experts will develop an effective solution tailored to your requirements.

Let's meet at Radtech Europe 2015 .
We look forward to welcoming you at our booth B.17, Hall Meridian & Nadir.
Radtech will take place in the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic, Freyova 33, 190 00 Praha 9 - Vysočany from 13th to 15th October.

LabelExpo Europe

Think UV. Think Heraeus.

Are you looking for an efficient UV curing solution?
Heraeus Noblelight offers the entire UV portfolio from UV LED and microwave-powered UV systems to single UV replacement lamps.
Visit Heraeus at Label Expo 2015 in Brussels and talk to out UV experts – hall 9, booth C15.

More information about Label Expo Europe:
labelexpo-europe.com

Welding of a watering can with infrared heat

Steering wheels, watering cans and handles shall have a good grip. On no account must they have sharp edges. However, sharp burrs cannot always be avoided when producing plastic parts. These burrs should be removed reliably and automatically, with not much energy and time consumed by the process.

Infrared emitters, precisely aligned to contours, edges and borders use energy very purposefully.

Here you can find more information about infrared heat for plastic processing including our video that shows how the deburring of plastic parts can be improved!

Convince yourself at the Fakuma trade fair held October 13 to 17 in Friedrichshafen.
Visit us at our stand in hall B1/1121.

Stable analytical lamps for precise analysis- for a saver environment

Clean water is essential to life. That is why it needs to be protected against contamination or pollution. Heraeus’ specialty light sources allow efficient analysis to monitor the quality of water, air or soils. “All together it is about climate protection” is the national motto of the “World Environment Day 2015”, which the UN calls on June 5th, every year to stimulate the worldwide awareness of the environment. Heraeus specialty light sources support precise analytical results – for a safer environment.

Continuous online measurements of water quality and emissions are a growing market driven by increasing environmental regulations.

UV-VIS spectroscopy has been established as a fast and precise technique to detect a large number of relevant substances. However, these applications are even more demanding on the light source with respect to size, life time and reliability. The new Heraeus 5 W xenon flash modules match exactly the optical requirements of analytical instruments.

Are you interested in reading more details about Heraeus 5 W xenon flash lamps ?
Please see our latest press release or contact us at: hng-analyticallamps@heraeus.com

Queens Award

Automated Manufacturing Process For Flash Lamps Improves Productivity and Consistency, While Extending Lamp Life

Great honour for Heraeus Noblelight Ltd, of Cambridge. On the birthday of Queen Elizabeth the company has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for its development of an automated manufacturing process for flash lamps. The process has led not only to greater production yields and manufacturing flexibility but also to improved product consistency and extended lamp lifetimes.
Commercially, it has helped the company to increase its market share in the face of overseas competition and reinforce its position as the global technology leader in its field.The formal presentation of the Award will be made by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, later this year and all the Award winners will attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace in the summer.

“We feel very honoured to receive this award,” says Debbie Playle, managing director of Heraeus Noblelight in Cambridge, “It acknowledges the hard work and expertise of a company which has been at the forefront of lamp technology since it was founded in Cambridge in 1978. The manufacturing process itself took around five years to develop. Utilising our global leadership position has allowed the company to re-invest and transition from being simply a component supplier to a solutions provider. Today our lamps find application in areas as diverse as printed electronics, the annealing of silicon wafers, Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP), ink curing and drying and other rapid photonic processes”.

Gascatalytic infrared system

Gas catalytic infrared emitters convert natural gas or propane into medium to long wave infrared by using a special platinum catalyst. The only by-products are water and carbon dioxide. This flameless catalytic reaction produces controllable surface temperatures of the emitters between 175 ° C and 480 ° C without the release of NOx gases (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide) or carbon monoxide. The radiation intensity can be varied infinitely between 20% - 100% of the available output.

Infrared heat transfers energy and generates heat where it is needed. PLC controlled infrared ovens are precisely designed to match the thermal process application. This saves energy, improves process stability and increases capacity and quality. The process time can be reduced by up to 66% and the required space by up to 50% when compared to conventional systems.

Gas catalytic infrared radiation is ideal for several processes:

  • Coating of heat-sensitive substrates such as MDF
  • Powder coating metallic and non-metallic substrates
  • Drying processes for example lacquer, food, leather etc.
  • Thermoforming of plastics

More about gas catalytic Infrared heat

Xenon flash lamp modules

Heraeus 5 W xenon flash lamp modules efficiently convert electrical energy into high intensity light flashes. They are compact stand-alone units that can be operated on 12 V or 24 V input and up to a lamp power consumption of 5 W.

Heraeus 5 W xenon flash modules provide a broad continuous UV-VIS spectrum with very good flash to flash stability due to carefully selected electrode materials and design. In addition to their long service life, this makes them the ideal light source for UV-VIS and fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as online process monitoring or thin film measurement.

The new 5 Watt xenon flash lamp modules are developed with different beam options for a fast & simple integration into analytical equipment.

Please see our new product brochure for additional information and contact our sales team for further assistance.

Further information about Heraeus Xenon Flash lamps and modules.

Light Hammer 10 Mark II

In today’s marketplace, the performance requirements demanded of UV-cured formulations are significantly greater than at any time during the history of industrial UV curing. Heraeus Noblelight's world-leading technology has advanced UV curing process solutions to deliver increased flexibility, first-time performance, and unparalleled reliability on any manufacturing line when it is most needed.

The new Light Hammer 10 MARK II product platform builds on the original UV curing solution but improves the user experience by making it more efficient, flexible, and dependable.

Read more about your process benefits of the new Light Hammer 10 Mark II or contact our UV application experts to test the new Light Hammer 10 MARK II in your process.

MAX Infrared Oven

Tempering of glass, enameling, coating of metals or the sintering of ceramics – these procedures require very high temperatures. For the manufacturer, this represents high requirements of energy, time and space for heating processes.

Heraeus Noblelighthas developed a new infrared
oven – “MAX” – for industrial heating processes with high temperatures. MAX ovens combine infrared radiation with convection and optimum reflection. They achieve product temperatures up to 900°C. They can be used in both, continuous and batch operation.

In this way, they provide several advantages over conventional industrial ovens. Theyarematchedexactly to the heating process, so making it very stable. This helps to increase capacity and improve quality.

Additional information:
IR Modules

Arc and Flash lamps

Arc and Flash lamps from Heraeus Noblelight are used as the light source for a wide range of applications including Industrial and Medical Lasers, IPL for Aesthetic treatments, Solar Simulation and Rapid Thermal Processing (RPT).

Heraeus Noblelight uses semi-automated production techniques, to ensure our customers receive flashlamps with a high level of quality and consistency.

This new video from Heraeus showcases the Arc + Flash lamp product line, giving an insight into our heritage, manufacturing techniques and technology capabilities. Please take a look and see why Heraeus is one of the world’s leading flashlamp manufacturers

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