The AutoFlash upgrade rotates the head of the flash cure unit into place above the pallet with the touch of a foot pedal, and automatically rotates the head away from the pallet after a user-adjustable dwell time has elapsed to prevent burning or under-flashing of garments that occurs when operators become distracted.
All AutoFlash units are now equipped as standard with a HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) to control and display dwell time and direction of head rotation. More visible from a distance than previous controls, it also displays a 'ready' message for the next cycle and 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 eccentric arm drive that actuates head rotation progressively for smooth start/stop, and a foot pedal switch with a 7 ft (2 m) cord for operator convenience.
A safety feature stops the head from rotating if it encounters an obstacle, maximising operator safety and minimising damage to the flash cure.
The AutoFlash upgrade is available for all models of Vastex flash cure units: F-Series, RedFlash and Air-Flash.