BlueWave® MX-250 LED Flood-Curing System


High-Intensity Curing System with Expansion Capabilities

CE Marked – Available Globally

Dymax’s next-generation curing system, the BlueWave® MX-250, provides manufacturers with the curing flexibility of past systems but with new expansion capabilities. The unit is comprised of two main parts, a controller with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and a uniquely designed, high-intensity LED emitter. The LED emitter provides better uniformity and more consistent curing-energy emissions than traditional flood-curing systems over a 50 mm x 50 mm curing area. Curing energy is created using a micro-processor-controlled LED chip set in the emitter. Multiple systems can be grouped together to create larger curing pattern matrixes as needed.

With this new design, the system can be truly tailored to users’ curing needs – allowing them to choose from three different wavelength LED emitters (365, 385, or 405 nm) and providing additional flexibility with the size and pattern of the active curing area. Users also have endless set up flexibility, as this system can be set up as a bench-top unit, or for automated curing processes, the emitter can be easily mounted to robotic arms or further from the controller without fear of intensity losses.

Admin and Production Modes

Admin mode fully unlocks the device and allows for setting curing time and intensity cycles. Each individual curing cycle can be entered and saved as a program, and recalled when needed. The production mode is designed for simple operation by manufacturing personnel. Settings and access to admin mode can be password protected using the full QWERTY keyboard.

Systems and Accessories

A complete BlueWave® MX-250 system features a controller/power supply and LED emitter. Emitters are available in 365, 385, and 405 nm wavelengths. Accessories noted below can be added for specific applications. Components are sold separately. Units are warrantied against defects in material and workmanship for one year from date of purchase.


PART NUMBERS
System Components
BlueWave® MX-Series 1-Channel Controller 42378 North American Power Cord
42379 Asian Power Cord (Type G)
42380 No Power Cord
BlueWave® MX-Series 2-Channel Controller 43185 North American Power Cord
43186 Asian Power Cord (Type G)
43184 No Power Cord
BlueWave® MX-Series 4-Channel Controller 43182 North American Power Cord
43183 Asian Power Cord (Type G)
43181 No Power Cord
LED Emitters 42806 BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter, RediCure® (365 nm)
42807 BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter, PrimeCure® (385 nm)
42808 BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter, VisiCure® (405 nm)
Accessories
Stands & Shielding 42390 Emitter Mounting Stand
41395 Three-Sided Acrylic Shield
Interconnect Cable 42287 2M Interconnect Cable Assembly
42889 5M Interconnect Cable Assembly
Emitter Mounting Bracket 42909 Single Emitter Mounting Kit
Radiometers 40505 ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer Kit for LED Spots, Floods, and BlueWave® QX4®

Note: Controller packages include a 2-meter long interconnect cable used to connect the controller to the emitter. If a longer length is needed, a second interconnect cable can be ordered separately to extend that distance without impacting performance.

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Features


  • High intensity
  • Very high uniformity across entire cure area over a wide range of working distances
  • LED emitters available in 365, 385, or 405 nm wavelengths
  • Admin and production modes
  • Touch screen with full keyboard
  • MX Series controllers can be utilized to power both MX-250 and MX-150 emitters
  • Instant on-off
  • Efficient LED temperature management and system monitoring
  • Remote I/O interface

Benefits


  • Quickly cures a variety of materials
  • Consistent dosage over entire cure area minimizes variation in bond line cure characteristics
  • Allows for the ability to cure small batches of parts under cure area simultaneously
  • Ability to group emitters together for large curing patterns
  • Compatible with a variety of UV and visible light-curable materials
  • Wavelength flexibility allows co-optimization of adhesive and curing system for optimal cure results
  • Production Mode for simple on/off operation
  • Curing programs can be saved and easily recalled
  • Units can be password protected so only Production Mode can be accessed by workers
  • Improved user interface
  • Curing programs can be easily entered, stored, and recalled when needed
  • Prior MX-150 customers can upgrade the software in the controller to also run MX-250 emitters
  • Provides greater flexibility to switch between LED Spot and Flood curing configurations
  • No warm-up period
  • More energy efficient
  • Maximized continuous operation without overheating
  • Comfortable hand-held operating temperature
  • Temperature monitoring assures maximum LED life
  • Easily incorporated into automated systems

Specifications


Property Specifications
MX-250 Emitter RediCure® PrimeCure® VisiCure®
Output Frequency 365 nm 385 nm 405 nm
Intensity Output*
At Array Surface
At 25 mm Working Distance
684 mW/cm2
255 mW/cm2
955 mW/cm2
355 mW/cm2
1,090 mW/cm2
375 mW/cm2
Power Supply Input

100-240 VAC ≈ 2.5A, 50-60 Hz

LED Timer

0 to 999 seconds

Timer Resolution

0.1 seconds

LED Activation

Foot pedal, LCD touch screen, or PLC

Cooling

Air Cooled

Dimensions
(H x W X D)

Controller: 5.77″ x 3.74″ x 6.26″ (14.6 cm x 9.5 cm x 15.9 cm)
Emitter: 7.9″ x 1.97″ x 1.97″ (20.06 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm)

Weight

Controller: 2.6 lbs. (1.18 kg) / Emitter: 1.64 lbs. (0.74 kg)

Unit Warranty

1 year from purchase date

Operating Environment

10-40°C

*Measured using a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer.

Images & Diagrams


BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter Drawing – PDF
BlueWave® MX-250 Model – STEP
MX-Series Controller Drawing – PDF
MX-Series Controller Model – STEP

BlueWave® MX-250 LED Flood-Curing System BlueWave® MX-250 LED Flood-Curing System Shown with PrimeCure™ Emitter

Figure 1. BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter Spectral Output Chart

BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter Spectral Output ChartClick to Enlarge

Figure 2. BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter Intensity vs. Distance

BlueWave® MX-250 Emitter Intensity vs. DistanceClick to Enlarge

System Intensity Using Emitters
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Figure 3. RediCure™, 365 nm – Intensity at Various Working Distances

RediCure 365nm LED Emitter Intensity

*Curing area data taken using Fuji UV Light Distribution Mapping System. Output intensity measured using a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer in flood-lamp intensity mode.

Figure 4. Prime-Cure™, 385 nm – Intensity at Various Working Distances

PrimeCure 385nm LED Emitter Intensity

*Curing area data taken using Fuji UV Light Distribution Mapping System. Output intensity measured using a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer in flood-lamp intensity mode.

Figure 5. VisiCure®, 405 nm – Intensity at Various Working Distances

VisiCure 405nm LED Emitter Intensity

*Curing area data taken using Fuji UV Light Distribution Mapping System. Output intensity measured using a Dymax ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer in flood-lamp intensity mode.

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