Vastex International’s Flash Cure Units equipped with optional Auto-Flash automatic head rotation now come standard with an HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) to control dwell time and direction of head rotation.
The Auto Flash device rotates the head of any Vastex Flash Cure Unit into place above the pallet, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed allowing operators to print multi-colour designs without burning or under-flashing the printed image.
Mark Vasilantone, president, said: “The HMI displays a ready message for the next cycle, the user-adjusted dwell time and the direction of head rotation, and is more visible from a distance than previous displays.
“It also improves cycle reaction by responding accurately whether the foot switch is pressed during or following a flash cure cycle.”
The Auto Flash unit features a high-torque DC gear motor and an eccentric arm drive that actuates head rotation progressively for smooth starts and stops, and a foot pedal switch with 2m cord for operator convenience.
A Breakaway Detent feature stops the head from rotating if it encounters an obstacle, maximising operator safety while minimising damage to the flash cure head, the Auto-Flash gearbox and/or the screen printing press.