PRODUCT EVALUATIONS OF ICURE™ SYSTEM BY LEADING MEDICAL MANUFACTURERS SHOW A MAJOR DECREASE IN CURING TIME OF EPO-TEK® H20E AND 353ND
Hamden, Connecticut, September 14, 2009 – IRphotonics, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of Infrared-based materials and systems announces ground-breaking results of independent product evaluations by leading medical device manufacturers for its iCure™ Infrared spot curing system.
One product evaluation performed by a medical device manufacturer, using electrically conductive adhesive, H20E from Epoxy Technology, Inc. was conducted in order to reduce the curing time of their medical device assembly. The adhesive manufacturer’s recommended cure schedule of 120oC for 15 minutes in a thermal oven was dramatically reduced to a 1 minute cure using the iCure AS200 thermal spot curing system.
Another product evaluation was subsequently conducted with a high temperature adhesive 353ND, also from Epoxy Technology, for sealing electromechanical sub components of a disposable medical device. The adhesive manufacturer’s recommended cure schedule of 120oC for 10 minutes using a thermal oven was reduced to 20 seconds with the iCure AS200 thermal spot curing system.
Ruben Burga, VP Sales for IRphotonics commented "These results are truly ground breaking. We are extremely pleased and so are the clients. The product evaluations confirm the iCure AS200 system is a powerful alternative to thermal ovens; providing the control and flexibility to apply the appropriate heat for just the right amount of time to thermally cure adhesives. The system is ideally suited for complex devices where localized curing must be achieved without heating adjacent components."
The iCure AS200 is a revolutionary inline fiber optic system that provides heat by Infrared radiation in a portable unit, delivering pinpoint and accurate control for temperature sensitive substrates and complex devices. Using infrared light to generate heat, the iCure thermal spot curing system is tailor-made for automated manufacturing processes requiring rapid adhesive curing and localized heating of bonded assemblies.
The iCure AS200 provides:
- 200 W lamp with up to 90 W/cm2
- Up to 10X decrease in thermal epoxy curing times (seconds instead of tens of minutes)
- Batch processes can be fully automated by attaching the flexible lightguide to a robotic arm
- Spot curing of thermal epoxies
- Bonding and fixing of plastic and glass components
- Fixing of lenses
- Temporary fixing of miniature components
- Precision assembly and bonding of semiconductor components
- Focused energy for micro soldering
- Localized heat welding of thermoplastics
IRphotonics at the Assembly Technology EXPO, Rosemont (Chicago), Illinois, September 22-24 2009
IRphotonics will be demonstrating the power and flexibility of the iCure AS200 at their booth – 1036. Please contact sales at
to schedule a private demo.
Pricing and Availability
The iCure AS200 thermal spot curing and accessories are available to customers worldwide now. Pricing is available on request. Please contact us at
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IRphotonics is the leading designer and manufacturer of technologically sophisticated infrared fibers and systems that are used for the transmission of infrared light, and for assembly operations requiring high intensity infrared heat. The company leverages its unique and in depth expertise of infrared light and materials to offer innovative products ranging from specialty optical fibers and light guides to its revolutionary thermal spot curing system.
For more information about the iCure Product Line and the iCure AS200, please visit www.icure-irphotonics.com.
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