Integration Technology, which specialises in making UV light curing systems for the print industry, has developed a hand-held, portable sanitiser that uses UV light to inactivate biomolecules and micro-organisms including COVID-19.
The SubZero RS-170 is designed to be compact and lightweight, and suitable for use on all surfaces in applications posing a high risk of public cross-contamination. Target applications include ambulances and blue-light services, buses, aircraft and cruise ship cabins, train carriages and other public transport settings, as well as hospitals, schools, offices and hotel rooms.
“We had just started work on making portable versions of our products for use in markets other than just print,” said Simon Roberts, managing director at Integration Technology. “When the rate of spread of COVID-19 became clear, priority was immediately given to developing a medical application in a bid to help beat back the virus. UV is non-contact and allows widespread coverage so you get greater and faster overall decontamination.”
The unit is 285 x 85 x 142mm, weighs 3kg and is air-cooled. It can be plugged into a standard electrical wall socket, offers rapid warm-up and cool-down, and comes with quick-change lamp cassette for reduced downtime on site.
Integration Technology says the RS-170 offers high output 1700W input power with a high-intensity reflector system. The RS-170 draws on a proven technology in Integration Technology’s SubZero Series UV lamp technology, introduced to the print industry sector by the company in 2005.