Electronics Ballast (EBS)

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Electronics Ballast (EBS)

Control Features

- Fully integrate lamp control with the curing process
- Continuously variable lamp intensity from 10% to 100%
- Rapid lamp starts:as little as 10 seconds
- PC/PLC/POT control compatible
- Multiple ballast status indicators
- Operates mercury, gallium or halide lamps

Packaging Benefits

- Drop in power supply, pre-wired
- Broad power range:100 to100,000 watts
- More efficient than magnetic ballasts
- Save energy, reduce heat build up
- Less maintenance:no high voltage caps or relays
- Multiple input and output voltage options

End User's Gain

- Precision preduct curing
- Tailor U.V. intensity to product chemsitry
- No more overcure: precise undercure when desired
- Ramp U.V. output with web/belt speed
- Reduce substrate heat: improve print registration
- Higher production/longer bulb life/lower cost

High Reliability
The EBS replaces high-voltage capacitor banks and mercury-filled relays with a highly reliable electronic control.Reliability of the EBS measured four times better than a magnetic ballast with relays and capacitor banks, based on military reliability prediction methods.

Continuously Variable Lamp Power
Power to the lamp is continuously variable over a range of 10% to 100% instead of two or three steps. Power is precisely controlled with a potentiometer, 0-5V, 0-10V, or 4-20mA control signal. The control input easily interfaces to a computer or programmable controller.

Simple Installation
Completely factory pre-wired, the EBS eliminates labor intensive wiring of relays and capacitor banks. The user only needs to connect input power,lamp leads, and a control input.

Status Indicators
Five status indicators show if power is applied, the operating mode (warmup or run), and if a lamp-out or overcurrent fault has occurred. Corresponding relay contacts can connect to a computer or programmable controller.

Accommodates a Range of Different Lamps With One Ballast Model
One EBS model can have six or more output voltage selections to operate a range of different lamps with similar current ratings. Compared to the old “separate ballast for each bulb” limitation of magnetic ballasts, the EBS will dramatically reduce your inventory requirements.

Rapid Lamp Starting
Using Profiled Current during warmup, time from ignition to full-power lamp-realy can be as short as ten seconds. Start current is user-adjustable.

Standard Mercury, Gallium, or Halide Lamps
An optional ignitor circuit can be added to the EBS for low-temperature starting, or for operating metal-halide or gallium-doped lamps.

Input Voltage Options
The customer can select from one to six input voltage options on any EBS model, covering the range from 120 V. to 575 V.

Automatic 50/60 Hz.
International models automatically adapt to 50 or 60 Hz. input frequenc

Reduced Size & Weight
A typical EBS is 25% smaller and lighter than a magnetic ballast system.

High Efficiency-Lower Operating Costs
The EBS performs more efficiently than magnetic ballast, resulting in reduced energy cost, and reduced operating temperature.