IDX Coating System

Harland Medical Systems presents the IDX Series Coating System for applying and curing both ultraviolet-cured or heat cured medical device coatings. The IDX Series modular, multi-station coater provides a compact, versatile platform for coating medical devices with high volumes up to 15-20 million parts per year.  Linked stations each can perform one or more of the following processes: clean and surface prep, dip coat, spray, dry, UV cure, heat cure, and unload pallets of multiple devices.

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IDX Multi-Station Coating System

IDX Multi-Station Coating System

The pre-engineered modules mean you can select the feature packages and automation levels you need for your particular application, without the long lead times and high costs associated with custom-designed equipment.

Dip Module

The Dip Station performs a precisely controlled dip and extract of the devices into and out  of the coating solution. The pallet is transported in and out of the station. A servo driven  elevator lowers the devices into a tank of coating solution. The devices are withdrawn from  the coating solution at a precisely controlled extraction rate.

Cure Module

UV Cure
The UV Cure Module produces a flood of the proper wavelength UV light to cure today’s UV-cured coating chemistries.  The station is a fully enclosed system that uses specialty fluorescent lamps to cure the coating on the devices. Front, center and rear banks of fluorescent lamps provide the ultraviolet light required.

Heat Cure
Cure module can also provide heat for thermally cured coatings.  Moving air helps maintain temperature from top to bottom. The system is modular with process stations that can be configured to accommodate the process required for the device coating.

Specifications

Process Capabilities
Maximum Overall Part Length 50 cm
Maximum length to be coated 40 cm
Device capacity per cassette Up to 112 parts
Air Ventilation Required
Exhaust air flow – minimum requirement 1200 cfm
Solution Reservoirs
Single solution dip module 12
Dual solution dip module 24
Cure Module
Heat cure temperature range Ambient – 60°C
UV source Fluorescent UV or Mercury Halide
UV spectrum As required by coating chemistry
Estimated bulb life Varies depending on cure module
Motion Control
Dip insertion and extraction rates 0.1 – 10.0 cm/second
Electrical Requirements
Voltage/Phase 220 volts / 3 phase
Frequency 50 Hz – 60 Hz
AC Power Wiring 4 wire
Current draw with maximum number of UV lamps 60 amps
Materials of Construction
Materials exposed in process Stainless steel, anodized aluminum, and powder coated steel
Controls
HMI Panel PC
Control system Allen Bradley PLC
PLC software RS Logix
Ethernet connection ports Two on panel PC
USB ports Four (control panel and HMI)
HMI software Harland proprietary CoatingWorks™
Safety Features
Emergency Stop One E-Stop button on front of coater
Automatic door interlocks Powered interlock—front doors
Electrical Interlock Main electrical disconnect on rear door
Sensors and Monitors
Lifetime cycle count monitoring Standard
Temperature monitor Available
Humidity monitor Available
Coating solution viscosity monitor Available
Internal UV intensity monitor for each UV source Available
Calibration frequency Yearly
Remote Access
Remote access available with coater connection to internet Standard