MATERIALS: DYMAX Corp.’s BlueWave® LED Prime UVA high-intensity spot-curing system offers many advantages over conventional spot-curing systems including no consumable bulbs to change, no warm-up, cool cures and constant intensity for thousands of hours.The BlueWave LED Prime UVA generates curing energy using high-intensity LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) and produces nearly double the intensity of any LED spot-curing lamp on the market today. This system delivers maximum curing energy through a 5 mm diameter lightguide, with an output up to 15 W/cm2. While providing more power, the design also eliminates the safety concerns from the high heat generated by units with the LED array at the end of the wand. In addition, the relatively narrow frequency band produced by LEDs generates cooler curing temperatures at the substrate level. The unit is CE certified, RoHS compliant, offers user-friendly operation, and boasts a useful LED life of over 50,000 hours. All of these features make the BlueWave LED Prime UVA the ideal curing system for manufacturers looking to complement their “green” initiatives.
The BlueWave LED Prime UVA also includes an intensity adjustment feature which allows users to adjust and control intensity output from 0 to 100 percent to assist with process validation and control. Intensity level measurement is easily accomplished with a radiometer. The DYMAX ACCU-CALTM 50-LED radiometer is used to take readings through the lightguide in process development and actual production settings, providing the most accurate and consistent method of light-intensity measurement. DYMAX offers single and multi-legged lightguides that are compatible with the BlueWave LED Prime UVA. This spot-curing system is excellent for spot curing of various coatings as well as adhesive bonding of polycarbonate, PVC, PET, metal, glass and many other substrates.
DYMAX Corp. is a leading technology-based company specializing in the formulation, manufacture, and service of advanced assembly adhesives, coatings, epoxies, masking resins and light-curing systems.
- Edited by Liz Taurasi