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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

High-power Regulating UV Ballasts

High-power Regulating UV BallastsUltraviolet light ballast transformers from Shape use medium-pressure mercury vapor and additive UV lamps to treat municipal and shipboard water, and to cure UV inks.

Our electromagnetic ballasts (Mercury Vapor Ballasts) range from 400 watts to 65kW and have been designed to prolong lamp life and maximize UV ballast operating efficiency.

Electromagnetic ballasts are primarily used to cure UV ink to paper. They are less expensive, and more reliable, than electronic ballasts.

Electromagnetic ballasts typically offer only two or three output options. If additional control is required, Shape offers electronically controlled ferroresonant ballasts that have infinitely variable output and are more suited for applications that require greater control, like curing UV ink to plastic, where the printing surface is more susceptible to heat damage.

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.)