EYE Ultraviolet curing is faster, safer and more efficient. Look at all the production process advantages it has over the competition:
Unlike solvent and aqueous materials, UV inks and coatings cure instantly. This allows in-line processing and immediate work-and-turn for printing processes, and less work-in-progress in coating applications. The more powerful, more flexible lamps in EYE-UV™ systems cure even faster, and often require shorter line lengths and cost less to operate. In optical fiber processes, the incremental speed and production length advantages can dramatically increase throughput.
Faster Production Speeds
UV materials cure instantly, so there is no lost time waiting for drying, and production lines can run at higher speeds than those employing thermal systems. Production lines employing EYE-UV™ systems run even faster, due to the delivery of more curing power in shorter line lengths; and the proprietary Cold Mirror™ components in EYE-UV™ systems, which reduce delays for take-up of finished product by virtually eliminating the need for extra cooling.
Thermal systems are often inappropriate for use with heat-sensitive substrates, exposing materials to elevated heat levels for too long, or requiring extended curing times. These problems are substantially reduced by employing UV's instant cure. They are reduced even further by employing the proprietary cool UV technology that comes only from EYE-UV™. This includes heat-neutral Cold Mirror™ reflectors and IR cut filters which minimize thermal expansion and eliminate mis-registration, deformation and shrinkage.
Lower Energy Consumption
There's no comparison between the energy input requirements of Thermal vs. UV. Energy consumption with UV is significantly lower.
No Width Limitations
Other UV suppliers may say they have no cure width limitations, but only EYE-UV™ systems employ lamp lengths from as small as 2 inches up to an amazing 70 inches.
UV inks and coatings are 100% solids, eliminating the VOCs inherent with solvent and some waterborne formulations. As with all UV curing, EYE-UV™ systems help you minimize clean-up and pollution control by using solid chemistry.
Reduced Floor Space
UV systems take up as little as 10 percent of the space that thermal systems do. And EYE-UV™ systems shrink that footprint even further, by delivering more power with less equipment, and a lower air cooling requirement than competitive systems.