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Curing adhesives faster and deeper with ESAM lamp technology
Author(s): Andy Bachmann; Herman Reiss; Kevin St. Georges; John Black
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Paper Abstract

Ideal for automation, a new kind of UV spot/wand curing system that lowers per unit bonding costs is based on a very short arc, high-pressure mercury lamp. (Note: Lamp are sometimes incorrectly referred to as light bulbs. A spot/wand curing system includes the lamp, a power supply, reflectors, lightguides and shielding.) Called the BlueWave™, this curing system provides as much as 45 W/cm2 of actual curing power through a long lived, filtered lightguide. New design options have resulted from this new level of intensity, unique wavelength distribution and long operating life. In addition to at least 2,000 hours of operating life, effective costs are lowered even more by replacing 2, 3 or 4 100 Watt spot cure systems with a single 200 Watt Enhanced Short Arch Mercury Lamp (ESAM) in a 4-pole multiple lightguide system. Additionally, the very high intensity allows the use of rod lens assemblies that provide uniform curing intensity in areas up to five inches square.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4771, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002, (9 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.482147
Show Author Affiliations
Andy Bachmann, Dymax Corp. (United States)
Herman Reiss, Dymax Corp. (United States)
Kevin St. Georges, Dymax Corp. (United States)
John Black, Dymax Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4771:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2002
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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