UV LED curing solutions are being utilized in the coating industry because they offer lower operating costs, enhanced system capabilities due to being a solid-state device, and environmental benefits of safer workplace environment and no hazardous materials. UV LED technology drastically reduces energy consumption and significantly reduces work-piece surface temperature. Machines can be made more compact due to small form factor; speed can be increased due to consistent UV output; and the diffuse nature of UV LED light can be used to more effectively cure shaped surfaces which previously required multiple lamps at various angles. UV curable coating applications include: wood and vinyl, automotive, musical instruments, fixtures and many others.
UV LED curing technology is utilized in the wood coatings industry for applications such as edge coating, roller coating and digital printing. UV LED technology drastically reduces energy consumption and significantly reduces work-piece surface temperature.
UV curing has been used for years in several areas of the automotive production process. UV provides near-instant curing of functional and decorative coatings. And the lightweight materials used in today’s automobiles benefit from the low temperatures enabled by UV LED technology.
Countless manufacturing processes make use of the benefits of UV LED curing. Applications range from manual curing of the adhesives used during sub-component assembly, to high speed curing of coatings and colorings of the finished products.