UV Systems For Metal Container Decorating And Coating System
Fusion UV Systems has designed and manufactured specialized systems for various types of metal container decorating and coating. They include rim coating, two-piece can decorating, three-piece flat sheet coating and decorating, plus easy-open end score line repair. These UV curing systems are engineered to specific production requirements and incorporate safety features such as light shielding and safety interlocks.
Fusion UV Systems was instrumental in pioneering the use of UV rim coating for steel and aluminum beverage cans in the early 1990's. Our microwave-powered UV lamps can be configured for single file - the F300S system, most typically used with H bulbs, or the F600S system also typically used with H bulbs for mass conveyor operations. They are easy to retrofit at various locations in the can line for greatest performance and flexibility. The quick restart capabilities of the Fusion lamps eliminate the need for mechanical shutters. Our unique electrodeless lamp design provides optimum cure performance and process stability over time for demanding can plant environments.
UV Rim Coating Advantages
The advantages of UV rim coating include:
Improved can mobility at can plant and filler
Reduced maintenance from reduction of metal fines
Superior abrasion and corrosion protection for both aluminum and steel cans
Less line jams and downtime
Vastly improved coating adhesion on the rim
Coverage is easily checked with fluorescing dye under black light
Little or no VOCs & HAPs
Easy to retrofit existing lines
Two-piece Can Decorating
Fusion UV Systems installed the first UV two-piece can decorating lines in the mid 1970's. A very efficient 10-foot long UV oven can replace long inefficient thermal ovens. UV ovens can be engineered for any line speed requirement and are expandable to easily add capacity at a later date. These UV lines typically use our F300S curing system with longer wavelength output bulbs such as D or V.