Innovation in UV LED curing equipment

Axel Eckmann, Heraeus Noblelight

Abstract:In recent years, the dramatic increase of UVA LED chips performance has led to a rapid adoption of the LED technology in a wide variety of industrial applications ranging from printing to optical fibre curing. The main advantages of UV LED systems over their counterparts lay in the low energy consumption, long lifetime, instant ON/OFF capabilities and lack of hazardous substances. In this paper, we will give insights in several projects for specific applications and R&D activities in COB fabrication, optics as well as metrology. In terms of system integration, we will present a method for flexible upscaling and tool-free servicing of UV installations.