LED UV Curing Systems for Inks and Coatings
LED technology is fundamentally a more compact technology than traditional ultraviolet lamps enabling much more flexible form factors. The compactness of LED systems, along with the fact that shuttering and air extraction systems are no longer necessary results in a much smaller footprint for the ultraviolet curing system.
Mercury lamps emit only a certain percent of energy as ultraviolet light. Some of the remaining energy is emitted as infrared light. This can cause surface areas to be cured that were not intended to be cured and over curing of some surfaces. In addition, mercury lamps operate at very high temperatures which can damage heat sensitive substrates. This may restrict the materials used when operating mercury lamps.
An LED based system can offer superior control and stability of output while providing reduced downtime, long lifetimes, and low costs of ownership.
Learn more about how LED UV curing systems from OXYTECH SYSTEMS can improve your productivity and reduce downtime for scheduled maintenance. Contact us to learn more.