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Gel Cure Units for Web Printers

Gel / Cure Units For Web Printers

HIX has developed an exciting new product for narrow web, multi-color print operations. The HIX Thermatrol Gel / Cure Unit is designed to replace vertical web dryers used between individual color print stations. This unit is perfect for gelling, pre-curing, and post-curing inks of various compositions. It is used with continuous roll to roll web printing or screen printing.

Since most applications involve different parameters in the process, HIX will custom design a Gel / Cure Unit to the particular size and needs of your printing operation. Capital expenditures and operating costs are significantly lower than with conventional web dryers.

Typical Features Include:

  • Multiple zones of digital temperature control.
  • Operating temperatures of up to 350°F.
  • Airflow directed from the top downward onto the web which gives quicker, more efficient curing operation.
  • Two HIX exclusive CritiSense non-contact sensors for accurate, instantaneous control of the process.
  • Custom sizes and wattages to meet your process requirements.
  • Custom designed temperature capacities designed to meet user process flow requirements.
  • Compact size of 46" x 25" for an 18 inch web on GC-4800 model.
  • Custom designed models available in web widths up to 6 foot.
  • 8" exhaust duct with bottom exit.
  • 240 / 480 volt, 3-phase.


  • Configurations: Conveyor, Batch / Cabinet, and Tunnel

  • Single, split and dual direction belts

  • Wire or Nomex/fiberglass conveyor belts

  • Temperatures up to 450 degrees F (232 degrees C)

  • Programmable digital temperature and belt speed controls

  • Up to 97% hot air recirculation (saves energy)

  • 18"-72" belt widths

  • 5'-50' conveyor lengths

  • Triple wall insulation (also saves energy)

  • User friendly control console
    (digital process parameter readouts, audible high/low temperature alarm)

  • High velocity air knives inside the oven chamber break up vapor barriers

  • In house manufactured infrared heat panels

  • Meets UL499 standards

  • ETL listed (U.S.) and CE approved (European) on standard models

  • Custom designed and built to your specifications by HIX engineers and craftsmen

  • Can be designed to interface with external PLC's for robotic lines or other automated requirements

  • Inline integral coolers available
    (Top only or top and bottom substrate cooling available)