UV instant curing equipment Unicure System
- Curing and Bonding
- Liquid Crystal Display
- Printed Circuit Board and PKG
- Functional Materials
- Biology and Chemistry
High-power, compact UV curing and drying equipment achieves low-temperature processing. Lamps and other components can be selected according to the UV intensity and irradiation area required for the intended purpose.
Instruction manuals here
Metal halide lamps are used for bonding sandwiched objects and for drying ink.
High-pressure UV lamps are used for clear coatings and hard coatings.
Select an ozone-less lamp if using in an environmentally controlled location.
Unneeded wavelengths can be removed by various filters.
Since the introduction of this UV curing technology in the Unicure line of ultraviolet instant drying equipment in 1974, it has been practically employed in printing applications such as for stickers and labels. Since then, applications for UV curing have expanded into a wide variety of production fields, including hardening of paints and surface coatings, attachment of precision components such as semiconductors and optical components, and bonding of LCD panels, as well as in nanotechnology, biotechnology, fuel cells, and photovoltaic cells.
UV curing work?
Matter is composed of molecules, which are combinations of atoms such as oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen. Ultraviolet light is capable of breaking the bonds that tie these atoms together. Once atoms have been broken loose, they naturally tend to form bonds with other atoms. Atoms that are left over then tend to form bonds with other atoms, and atoms that are still left over also go on to form bonds in a chain reaction that rearranges the atomic structure of the substance (a phenomenon called a light polymerization reaction). The resulting change in molecular structure of the plastic, rubber, etc., appears as changes in properties such as color and hardness. "Light curing," or "UV curing" takes advantage of this reaction by combining ultraviolet and resin that hardens when exposed to ultraviolet (light curing resin). The resin is initially in the form of liquid or paste, but instantaneously changes to solid by photopolymerization reaction upon exposure to ultraviolet light. This makes it possible to use the reaction to dry ink or to bond components together.
Conveyor speed and irradiation distance are adjustable. It is useful in various research and prototyping applications, as well as for mass production.
Installed light source
Does use require light blocking?
Be sure to use ONLY with light blocking. Light leaking from the irradiation aperture can cause eye injury or skin damage in a very short time. When working in the vicinity of unshielded light, be sure to wear eye protection and make sure that the skin is not exposed. Never look directly at the light.
How should the lamp be disposed of?
The lamps contains mercury, which is a hazardous substance. Only dispose of them in accordance with directives established by authorities in your region.