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"Shape has been one of our top suppliers for more than 10 years, providing quality-products, and on-time delivery, especially in rush situations, where they demonstrate time and again how willing they are to dive in and help. One of Shape’s key strengths is their ability to custom design products that meet our rather demanding, and unique, requirements. We’ve had an excellent relationship, and we’re confident it will continue to be so for a very long time."
Allan Fletcher, P.Eng.
Liberty Airport Systems, Inc.

"We are very proud of our more than 35-year relationship with Shape and truly appreciate their professional and refreshingly friendly and responsive approach toward service. With respect to products, we purchase custom ballasts from Shape for our medium pressure UV lamp systems, and are grateful for the engineering assistance we receive, which helps us design and manufacture the ultimate UV curing systems for the screen printing and label markets. We know we can always count on product reliability when dealing with Shape - in fact, many of our UV curing systems are still operating perfectly after more than 20 years in the field."
Mr. Meredith C. Stines
American Ultraviolet

"Our manufacturing company provides best in class products and customer service, and, therefore, our supply partners are an essential part of our business model. Shape, LLC is one of our most valuable suppliers, and for more than 25 years they have provided us with high quality transformers, design/engineering, and a supply channel that supports our lean manufacturing structure."
Brenda Porter
Vice President, Manufacturing
Vanner, Inc.

Specialty Transformers

Electronically Controlled Ferroresonant

Electronically Controlled FerroresonantDesigned primarily to operate medium-pressure Ultraviolet (UV) lamps, Shape has long been recognized as the design/engineering leader of electronic controlled transformers that regulate the output current to assure constant power.

These extremely efficient controlled transformers are widely used in the UV curing and water purification industries, where they help maximize the critical UV spectrum of the lamp’s output, while at the same time extending lamp life.  By being able to control ballast output you’re able to meet your manufacturing process and flow requirements. For UV printing and UV curing, this means improved quality control of the curing process.

Shape is also the leading domestic manufacturer of ferroresonant based Constant Current Regulators (CCR) for airport runway and approach lighting applications. Our designs are compliant with the FAA specification AC:150/5345-10. These CCR’s are robust, single core magnetics that are extremely reliable and can be counted on to meet the mission critical task of landing all aircraft.

Following are several reasons we believe you’ll want to use Shape’s electronically controlled ferroresonant ballasts and constant current regulators.

  • Lower Operating Cost
    High spectral efficiency results in greater UV output/watt input for a more efficient curing process.
  • Cure Heat-sensitive Substrates
    Reduced infrared emissions and cooler temperature around the UV lamp provides a safer environment for heat-sensitive substrates.
  • Improved Quality and consistency of curing
    Continuously variable output power maintains lamp intensity, and unreliable mercury relays can be eliminated. In addition, output power can be set manually, or controlled with PLC. Once the output power is set, it will maintain constant power to the lamp within 2% of the target value over the entire input voltage range.
  • Lamp Interchangeability
    Mercury vapor, or metal halide, lamps can be used interchangeably with our CFB’s.
  • Quicker Equipment Startup
    Shapes controlled ferroresonant transformers provide the fastest warm-up available.
  • Designed to Last
    Our CFB’s are designed to that short circuits will not damage your system, resulting in longer life.

Controlled Ferroresonant Ballasts (CFB) are PLC-controllable and have analog outputs to provide feedback on system status (i.e. lamp voltage; lamp current; and warm-up, ready, or fail modes.)

Controlled Ferro-resonant transformers from Shape, one of many reasons we’ve become so well known as the provider of Innovative Transformer Solutions.