It is reliable and can control manufacturing processes in the UV assembly. It only works in specific areas and records peak measurements from any LED light source. It’s calibrated to record measurements accurately. Again, consistent measurements are achieved by accurately positioning the light beam.
OmniCure LED Light Meter
To avoid challenges when collecting measurements, manufacturers have designed the OmniCure LED Light Meter to measure specific measurements only. A sensor that is calibrated with a near monochromatic source is used to avoid any inaccuracies. Users can capture peak irradiance because it can measure narrow beam patterns. Using it, manufacturers are comfortable because they can get accurate measurements, thus avoiding errors.
OmniCure Beam Positioning Kit
- Accurate measurements are achieved by positioning the beam accurately on the detector aperture.
- No need to use expensive and heavy alignment equipment
- Its setup saves on calibration time and money.
- The small form factor enables quick measurements because it easily slides in the curing station.
- The graduated block has a stop crew that enables measuring of peak irradiance.
- The XY axis positioned in the precision screw enables consistent measurements because the beam is accurately positioned in the detector aperture.
LDGI Curing Ink Technology
LDGI curing ink technology enables the printing of a wide range of substrates. Curing ink and coatings use UV light. Today, UV ink has more pigment, and its viscosity is controllable. Ultraviolet light hits coatings, adhesives and UV curing ink to form excited oxygen molecules. During the curing process, the bulbs produce UV and infrared (IR). However, infrared isn’t used for curing.
UV Curing Applications
UV LED lamps are used for specific industrial applications, such as curing inks. Common applications of UV light curing include;
- Decorative Adhesive Transfers
- General Electronics
- Adhesive Bonding
- Resistors/ Capacitors
- Decorative Glazes
UV LED System Solutions
UV LED curing systems have interconnect cables, LED heads and power supply. It’s a challenge to create a viable solution for industries. Optics and thermal management play in housing, driving, cooling and optimizing LED arrays. They enable dictation of efficiency, implementation and form factor.
It’s a challenge to create a solution using LED arrays for commercial purposes. Designing a solution is determined by several factors, including space, environmental conditions, performance, and noise. Heat dissipation is highly affected by high density and output arrays. High peak irradiance is needed in UV curing. Thermal management doesn’t seem useful, but high affects performance parameters. It includes the cooling of water and air.
Optics help in maximum use of UV LED power output; thus, the substrate can be extracted easily. They are customizable to fit specific performance requirements such as curing area or working distance. Optics have lots of advantages in UV LED curing systems. They prevent the degradation of LED outputs with length; hence, the user can get an efficient solution. Some applications require a longer working distance, such as companies that utilize UV light for higher productivity. Optics plays a significant role in achieving the desired results.
UV LED curing systems are better than traditional lamps. They help industries to achieve better productivity and within a shorter time. UV curing is also used in various industries for various applications.