UV LED Systems: Lighting the Future of Curing

Posted by Uvitron International on Feb 1, 2022 10:00:00 AM
UV LED Systems: Lighting the Future of Curing | Uvitron

When it comes to UV light curing, there are a couple options to get the job done: arc lamps and LED. Which will work best depends on several factors. Here, we break down the benefits of UV LED systems and how they are lighting the future of curing.

UV LED Advantages

UV light emitting diodes (LEDs) are semiconductor components that produce light when an electrical current flows through them. UV LEDs are growing in popularity for curing applications for several reasons:

  • Because LEDS can be instantly turned on and off, no warmup or cooldown is required. This also makes them more energy efficient since they require less input power and can be powered off between cycles.
  • With their cool output, LEDs provide low radiant heat to the product being cured.
  • LEDs offer a narrow spectral width with no unwanted wavelengths, as well as improved light uniformity with even distribution over the items being cured.
  • There are fewer safety issues with LEDs because there is no fragile glass lamp or filter that could shatter.
  • With a life expectancy of more than 20,000 hours and no mercury content, LEDs are also a more environmentally friendly option.

Our UV LED Systems

Our LED curing systems use cool output UV LEDs in four spectral types for high-intensity, rapid curing. They are ideal for applications sensitive to heat or those with a narrow spectral range.

SkyRay LED Curing System

  • Curing area: 5 x 5"
  • Up to 2200 mW/cm2 intensity at 1"
  • Microprocessor control of time and intensity
  • Remote control and reporting via PC or PLC
  • Integrated lamp head, power supply and controller

SkyRay + Rayven UV Curing Chamber

  • Curing area: 5 x 5"
  • Up to 2200 mW/cm2 intensity at 1"
  • Shielded benchtop curing chamber
  • Adjustable shelf height
  • Integrated lamp head, power supply and controller

SkyBeam LED Spot Curing System

  • Curing area: from 3mm–15mm
  • From 900–14,000 mW/cm2 intensity
  • Four independent irradiation channels
  • Built-in power supply
  • Long-life flexible light guides in four wavelengths

Curing Solutions for Every Application

Our team will work with you to find the best curing option for your application. While LED curing offers many advantages, an arc lamp is sometimes a better choice.

Let us know your application details and specific curing requirements using our online form or contact us by phone or email, and we’ll provide a system recommendation. We also offer free sample testing and demo units if required, to ensure the system will meet your needs.

Topics: Rayven, UV Curing, UV LED, Manufacturing, SkyBeam, SkyRay