Consistent curing requires consistent light intensity, according to Dymax, maker of the new ACCU-CAL 50V radiometer designed to offer repeatable measurement of visible light. The radiometer can measure visible light energy emitted from lightguides (3 mm, 5 mm, and 8 mm), flood systems, and conveyors. With a spectral sensitivity from 395-465 nm (visible portion of the spectrum), a specially designed photo sensor assembly protects the photo sensor from the high temperatures sometimes associated with today’s high-intensity spot lamps. According to the company, there are three reasons to use a radiometer, including maintaining light curing processes so that the system is providing sufficient intensity levels required for successful curing processes; ensure the safety of operators and surrounding workers; and measuring the energy transmission levels of usable curing-energy wavelengths through substrates. This will assure that sufficient energy is reaching the curable resins through substrates that absorb and attenuate needed energy.
Valence Surface Technologies Acquires MAPSCO
Trive Capital, Dallas-based private equity firm, announces that its portfolio company, Valence Surface Technologies has acquired Magnetic and Penetrant Services Company (MAPSCO).