Version 3.0 of Dymax Corp.’s BlueWave 200 spot-curing system features an automatic, controlled power-up sequence that ensures proper lamp operating temperature to maximize scrap. A smooth faceplate design also offers an improved operator interface for easier setup, programming and operation. The large LCD graphic display offers comfortable operator viewing during programming and operation, and shows unit status and fault mode notifications. Also located on the faceplate is the patented intensity adjustment control, which is said to be critical for validating appropriate intensity levels and maintaining those levels during production. Users can adjust the unit’s intensity output to accommodate for bulb degradation and other factors that may affect process repeatability and consistency.
The BlueWave 200 emits energy in the UVA and visible portion of the spectrum (300-450 nm) for curing of light-curable adhesives, coatings and encapsulants. Well-suited for either manual or automated processes, the unit contains an integral shutter which can be actuated by a foot pedal or PLC, and a universal power input that enables global operation and is designed to provide consistent performance at virtually any voltage. A range of light guides in various materials and configurations are available for use with this unit, providing application flexibility.