XENON has developed applications for Pulsed Light technology for more than 50 years. The company works with engineers from around the world on new and emerging applications of Pulsed Light, including printed electronics. CENTAURI, its latest offering, is a joint venture between XENON and Carpe Diem Technologies, a leading roll-to-roll nanotechnology developer and integrator.
“We knew from day-one that Carpe Diem was the right company to assist us in this important undertaking,” said Dr. Saad Ahmed, chief engineer for XENON. “The fact that they provide an ‘open’ modular tool set for the development and production of nano-enabled printed electronics made them the best possible partner for us.”
CENTAURI is a 6-inch web solution that allows for ultimate flexibility in modification for custom requirements and processes. It integrates web handling, Carpe Diem gravure roll coater/printer with Harper anilox roll, Vetaphone Corona surface treatment, Adphos NIR Drying and XENON’s Photonic Sintering S-2200 System.
“With all that XENON brings to the table, it’s no surprise that together we were able to create the most flexible and comprehensive end-to-end solution for PE sintering that provides users with the starting point for virtually any PE application they wish to explore and ultimately perfect,” John Berg, CEO of Carpe Diem, added.
Staff from XENON and Carpe Diem will be on hand at Santa Clara PE-USA to demonstrate how CENTAURI can print silver ink onto a polymer substrate. They will also show attendees how a completely integrated Human Machine Interface can be used with the new PulseCAD simulation tool for thermal modeling of the sintering process. These demonstrations will confirm that CENTAURI is the first solution of its type to bring together all of the pieces of the R2R sintering puzzle.